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Multivalent Antibodies Show Effectiveness for HIV Prevention and Promise for Treatment and Cure


Recent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in animal models of HIV prevention. Two investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describe the...
16-Jan-2018 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Take a Big Step Toward Building a Better Opioid


For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor bound to a morphine derivative. They then created a new drug-like compound that activates only that receptor,...
29-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nelson Named President of Medical Foundation of North Carolina, Associate Dean for Development at the UNC School of Medicine


Leslie H. Nelson has been named as President of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and Associate Dean for Development of the UNC School of Medicine effective Jan. 1, 2018. The Medical Foundation of North Carolina is the not-for-profit,...
20-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Keeps Stem Cells in Their Undifferentiated State?


A special cluster of proteins helps unwind DNA during cell division and plays a key role in keeping stem cells in their immature state. This UNC study also points to a better understanding of how cancer cells manage to sustain rapid cell division...
13-Dec-2017 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Skin Cancer Treatment Selfie Goes Viral, Has Public Health Lessons


Researchers analyzed the impact of one viral social media post in generating awareness about skin cancer.
12-Dec-2017 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immunotherapy Strategy Could Be Beneficial for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Preliminary Data Show


Researchers present their preliminary results from the ongoing phase II trial of chemotherapy and pembrolizumab in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9.
9-Dec-2017 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Using Software, Researchers Predict Tumor Markers That Could Be Immune Targets


Researchers report at the 59th Annual American Society for Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9, that they were able to validate their approach for predicting markers – called minor histocompatibility antigens – in a group of...
9-Dec-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biological Factors Don’t Completely Explain Racial Disparities for ‘Good Prognosis’ Breast Cancer


The biological features of patients’ tumors partially explained a racial disparity for women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, but UNC Lineberger researchers led by Katherine Reeder-Hayes, MD, MBA, MSc, said it didn’t...
7-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy


Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation,...
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

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

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