While aspirin has been shown to be effective in preventing heart attacks in men, it also increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and possibly stroke, even at low doses. As such, national guidelines suggest that aspirin be used for prevention...
6/5/2013 8:40 AM EDT
Cancer patients, physicians and insurers want to be sure that whatever therapy is recommended and provided to patients is based on evidence, preferably results from randomized clinical trials. But are there enough clinical trials data to provide...
5/29/2013 8:00 AM EDT
Cervical cancer kills an estimated 275,000 women each year, and most of these deaths could be prevented with prophylactic HPV vaccination, routine cervical cancer screening and continuity to treatment. At the Women Deliver Conference in Kuala...
5/28/2013 10:00 AM EDT
While the mutated KRAS oncogene is associated with many cancers, it has not yet been successfully targeted by a therapeutic agent. Scientists are trying to find another way to target the gene by blocking signals from another protein downstream.
5/28/2013 9:00 AM EDT
The protein GATA-3 plays an important role in mammalian immune response, but its overall function in cell development and cancer formation is not well understood. In an effort to further define the importance of GATA-3, researchers at the University...
5/24/2013 3:00 PM EDT
University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia...
5/23/2013 9:30 AM EDT
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from the University of North Carolina suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of...
5/16/2013 4:00 PM EDT
The University of North Carolina Health Care System and the UNC School of Medicine (UNC) seek a communications professional with an aptitude for writing for electronic media, photography, video production, and graphic design to serve as Multimedia...
5/14/2013 11:00 AM 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.
1/3/2011 2:50 PM EST
Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
11/29/2010 11:45 AM EST
UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
9/24/2009 12:40 PM EDT
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.
8/26/2009 9:00 AM EDT
Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
8/5/2009 5:00 PM EDT
UNC School of Medicine experts offer story ideas for back to school, including: sleep apnea and tonsils, kids with restless leg syndrome and returning to normal sleep habits; an STD reality check for teens; how to return to school with prescription...
8/4/2009 8:30 PM EDT
Two infectious disease experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "“ Dr. David Weber and Dr. Myron Cohen -- are available to discuss swine flu.
4/27/2009 12:00 PM EDT
Lance Armstrong broke his collarbone today in a bike race in Spain. Two orthopaedic surgeons at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are available to discuss how this type of injury can be treated and what the road to recovery for...
3/23/2009 3:45 PM EDT