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Researchers Discover How Faulty Genetic Instructions Drive a Deadly Blood Cancer in Adults


A study by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers has revealed the genetic mechanism for how acute myeloid leukemia cells with a specific DNA mutation stay as undifferentiated cells.
23-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Researchers Help Create Key Diagnostic Measures for Gastrointestinal Disorders

CHAPEL HILL, NC — With no laboratory test available to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, proper diagnostic criteria are critical for clinicians to make an accurate determination of what ails their patients. Several University of...
21-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Scientist Receives Global Science Award for Innovative Heart Disease Research


A University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientist has been awarded an inaugural global award from Science and Science Translational Medicine and Boyalife for her research in healing damaged heart muscle.
21-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

E-Cigarette Use Can Alter Hundreds of Genes Involved in Airway Immune Defense


Smoking cigarettes alters dozens of genes important for immune defense in epithelial cells in the respiratory tract. These changes likely increase the risk of bacterial infections, viruses, and inflammation. Now, scientists report that e-cigarette...
20-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetes Drug Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Complications, Kidney Disease


According to data from the large, multinational LEADER clinical trial, the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death, kidney disease, and death from all...
9-Jun-2016 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Advanced Cancer Patients Receive Aggressive Care at High Rates at the End of Life, UNC Lineberger Study Finds


A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The...
6-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria Found in Female Upper Reproductive Tract, Once Thought Sterile


In a preliminary finding (abstract 5568) presented Monday, June 6, at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, researchers revealed they have found bacteria in the upper female reproductive tract.
3-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cancer Patients Miss Appointments, Prescriptions Due to Inability to Afford Care

Researchers report preliminary findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2016 that 26 percent of a survey of adult cancer patients reported they paid more for medical care than they could afford. Those patients also...
3-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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...
4-Aug-2009 8:30 PM EDT

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