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Are You Ready to Explore Baby’s Genome?


A national consortium of clinical geneticists is studying the ins and outs of potentially using genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
17-Jan-2017 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cost, Technology Issues Are Barriers to Real-Time Cancer Patient Symptom Reporting


In a perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher addresses the need for – and the barriers preventing – electronic reporting of patients’ symptoms between visits.
6-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Should Biomedical Graduate Schools Ignore the GRE?

A research team at the UNC School of Medicine found that the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student’s success while...
11-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Science of Baby’s First Sight


UNC scientists found more clues about the evolving brains of baby mammals as eyesight comes online. Using an imaging system to get neuron-level resolution, they showed how one specific brain circuit in mice came online immediately after birth, but...
9-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Anemia Protects African Children Against Malaria


Researchers have found iron deficiency anemia protects children against the blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Africa, and treating anemia with iron supplementation removes this protective effect.
5-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Optogenetics Breakthrough: UNC Scientists Expand the Use of Light to Control Protein Activity in Cells

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a method to control proteins inside live cells with the flick of a switch, giving researchers an unprecedented tool for pinpointing the causes of disease using the...
5-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inside the World of Cell Signaling: A G-Protein Breakthrough

Scientists have few good methods for manipulating and investigating G-protein signaling. Now, UNC scientists have developed small proteins to selectively block a certain type of G-protein signaling, creating a unique and powerful tool for studying...
21-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

White Matter Structure in the Brain Predicts Cognitive Function at Ages 1 and 2


A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers concluded that patterns of white matter microstructure present at birth and that develop after birth predict the cognitive function of children at ages 1 and 2.
19-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month


20-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss NEJM Editorial on Use of PARP Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the editorial, the UNC researchers explain the excitement about this new class of drugs and the importance of this trial. They also highlight the reasons that caution as well as enthusiasm is warranted.
3-Jan-2011 2:50 PM EST

UNC Expert Available to Discuss JAMA Study on Over-the-Counter Dosing of Children


Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
29-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT

It Takes Two (Or More)

UNC brain surgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D. and ENT surgeon Adam Zanation, M.D., collaborated to develop through-the-nose approach to repair a patient's ruptured brain aneurysm.
26-Aug-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Pneumonic Plague Expert at UNC-Chapel Hill

Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT

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