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UNC to Create and Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV/AIDS


Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention.
24-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Poor Oral Health and Food Scarcity Major Contributors to Malnutrition in Older Adults


A new study by UNC School of Medicine researchers suggests that food scarcity and poor oral health are major risk factors for malnutrition that leads an older adult – already at high risk of functional decline, decreased quality of life, and...
23-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Preterm Births More Common in Mothers Who Are Cancer Survivors


In a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose...
21-Mar-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Mechanism of Mucus: Discovery Could Lead to Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatments


University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding...
21-Mar-2017 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Insights Into Side Effects Can Help Prostate Cancer Patients Choose Treatments


A new study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identifies distinct patterns of side effects for prostate cancer treatments that patients could use to guide their choices.
17-Mar-2017 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Good’ Bacteria Potential Solution to Unchecked Inflammation Seen in Bowel Diseases


In a study published in journal Nature Immunology, UNC Lineberger researchers describe how inflammation can go unchecked in the absence of a certain inflammation inhibitor called NLRP12. In a harmful feedback loop, this inflammation can upset the...
9-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Infant MRIs Show Autism Linked to Increased Cerebrospinal Fluid


In an MRI study, researchers found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at age 2 had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at six and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible. Researchers also linked...
2-Mar-2017 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Uncover Brain Circuitry Central to Reward-Seeking Behavior


UNC scientists found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those...
20-Feb-2017 2:30 PM EST 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


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

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