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Researchers Look to Improve Detection of Skin Cancer Lacking Pigment Melanin

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UNC Lineberger scientists led a multi-institution research team to identify key features linked to amelanotic melanoma, a form of skin cancer that lacks the brown or black color that stems from the pigment melanin.
9-Aug-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How an Unlikely Cellular ‘Antenna’ Can Impair Brain Development

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An antenna-like structure on cells, once considered a useless vestige, can cause defects in the brain’s wiring similar to what’s seen in autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders. In the lab, UNC scientists prevented defects by restoring...
3-Aug-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aggressive Breast Cancers May Contribute to Racial Survival Disparities

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In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger researchers published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have “triple negative,” or...
3-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Create Stem Cell Therapy for Lung Fibrosis Conditions

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Researchers from UNC and NC State are developing a potential stem cell treatment for several lung conditions, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis – often-fatal conditions...
1-Aug-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years After Infection

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found Ebola RNA in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization to update its guidelines on sexual transmission.
2-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

For the first time researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an assay that can measure antigen production and clearance caused by a latency-reversing agent.
1-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC to Test Therapeutic Vaccine in People Living with HIV

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The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of North Carolina more than $5.6 million to test a therapeutic vaccine for HIV. The study's principal investigator says the goals are to redirect and strengthen the immune response to the...
24-Jul-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

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The protein TDP-43 is thought to cause muscle degeneration in patients with ALS. UNC and NC State researchers found that a specific chemical modification promotes TDP-43 clumping in animals. In muscle cells, scientists reversed protein clumping and...
14-Jul-2017 10:45 AM EDT 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

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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

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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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