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UNC Researchers Pinpoint Chemo Effect on Brain Cells, Potential Link to Autism


University of North Carolina scientists discovered how the chemo drug topotecan affects individual neurons to potentially cause "chemo fog." A similar long-term affect in the developing brain could trigger autism.
3-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

High Mortality Associated with STEMI Heart Attacks That Occur in Hospitalized Patients


A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who...
13-Nov-2014 9:00 AM EST

UNC Researchers Silence Leading Cancer-Causing Gene


Researchers have developed a new approach to block the KRAS oncogene, one of the most frequently mutated genes in human cancer. The approach offers another route to attack KRAS, which has proven to be an elusive and frustrating target for drug...
13-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

UNC Research Trio Teams Up to Fight Cancer Drug Resistance


A dynamic team of cancer researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been funded by The V Foundation for Cancer Research to focus on finding new treatments for cancers of the head, neck, lung and esophagus while better...
3-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Improved Mouse Model Will Accelerate Research on Potential Ebola Vaccines, Treatments


Researchers develop first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. This work will significantly improve basic research on Ebola treatments and vaccines.
31-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Partnerships, Cancer Research in Malawi to Expand with New Grant


Funded from a newly established NCI grant program, the award will fund the UNC-Malawi Cancer Consortium, a collaborative effort aimed at expanding current efforts in Malawi to address a growing cancer burden. The University of North Carolina at...
27-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Baby Cries Show Evidence of Cocaine Exposure During Pregnancy


A new study conducted by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers provides the first known evidence of how a similar acoustic characteristic in the cry sounds of human infants and rat pups may be used to detect the harmful effects...
22-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

UNC Scientists Discover Hidden Subpopulation of Melanoma Cells


UNC researchers discover a subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors. These cells, which mimic non-cancerous endothelial cells that normally populate blood vessels, could provide researchers with another target for cancer...
20-Oct-2014 4:30 PM EDT

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#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

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.
27-Apr-2009 12:00 PM EDT

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