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UNC Researchers Develop Insights Into Proteins Linked to Cell Movement


Cell movement plays an important role in a host of biological functions from embryonic development to repairing wounded tissue. It also enables cancer cells to break free from their sites of origin and migrate throughout the body.
4/16/2014 1:15 PM EDT

Physical Genetics - UNC Studies Examine the Role of Physical Force on Cells


The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation
4/9/2014 9:30 AM EDT

Researchers Find Genetic Trigger for RSV-Induced Infant Hospitalizations


Researchers at UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed a viral protein that plays a major role in making respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) the most common cause of hospitalization in children under one year of age.
4/4/2014 10:15 AM EDT

Severe Obesity on the Rise Among Children in the U.S.


A new analysis led by a University of North Carolina School of Medicine researcher finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. In addition, there is a troubling upward trend in the more severe forms of...
4/3/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Cancer Chemotherapy Accelerates ‘Molecular Aging’


Physicians have long suspected that chemotherapy can accelerate the aging process in patients treated for cancer. Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly...
3/27/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Landmark Study to Guide Protocol for Stroke Patients


Neurologists have long debated how to help prevent certain stroke patients from suffering a second stroke. Now research from UNC School of Medicine provides the first evidence for which course of treatment is truly best for patients with poor...
3/25/2014 12:35 PM EDT

Chad Ellis named UNC Lineberger Associate Director


Chad Ellis, PhD, has been appointed as associate director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, effective April 1, 2014.
3/21/2014 10:10 AM EDT

Scientists Reveal How Cells Destroy RNA, a Key Piece in Understanding Disease


RNA encodes the proteins that play a key role in cellular reproduction, but the manner in which cells regulate its removal once these proteins are synthesized remains a mystery. One piece of this mystery has been solved as researchers at the...
3/20/2014 8:00 AM EDT

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#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month


3/20/2014 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.
1/3/2011 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.
11/29/2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
9/24/2009 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.
8/26/2009 9:00 AM EDT

Pneumonic Plague Expert at UNC-Chapel Hill

Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
8/5/2009 5:00 PM EDT

Back to School Stories: Sleep to STDs, Phobias to Rx Meds

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

Experts Available to Discuss Swine Flu

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

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