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Using ‘Sticky’ Nanoparticles, Researchers Develop New Strategy to Boost Body’s Cancer Defenses

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In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using...
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC/N.C. State Spinout Company Raises $5.8M for ‘Smart’ Insulin Devices

Technology invented in a laboratory in the UNC-NC State Joint Biomedical Engineering Program could soon mean painless diabetes testing and insulin injections for the nearly 400 million people with diabetes worldwide.
20-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Show How a Cancer Gene Protects Genome Organization

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UNC School of Medicine researchers have cracked a long-standing mystery about an important enzyme called Set2 found in virtually all organisms other than bacteria. The basic science finding may have implications for understanding cancer development...
13-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Researchers Lead Clinical Trial Evaluating Potential Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the publication of results from a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial with brexanolone, an investigational medication, in the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).
12-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

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Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution across...
12-Jun-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Is the Finger-Stick Blood Test Necessary for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

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In a landmark study, UNC School of Medicine researchers have shown that blood glucose testing does not offer a significant advantage in blood sugar control or quality of life for type 2 diabetes patients who are not treated with insulin.
8-Jun-2017 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify How Class of Drugs Blocks Hepatitis C Virus Replication

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For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill show how the antiviral class of drugs called NS5A inhibitors interacts with the hepatitis C virus, and these findings show a difference between strains of HCV. These...
8-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

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In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict...
5-Jun-2017 9:45 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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