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Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It Lead to Autism?


Eva Anton’s lab at UNC has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor cells – which give rise to neurons – disrupts the Wnt protein pathway, which previously was linked to genes associated with autism.
20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Graduate Science Training Pays Dividends in and Out of the Lab

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.
20-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Calculator Quantifies Link Between Rising Breastfeeding Rates and Population Health


The calculator estimates the impact of differences in breastfeeding rates, providing policy makers and advocates with ways to approximate return on investment for measures that help enable breastfeeding.
14-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Savings Less Than Expected for Generic Oral Chemotherapy

Cost savings fell below expectations for generic versions of an orally administered cancer treatment in an analysis by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. The findings raise questions about the extent to...
8-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Insights on Chronic Bronchitis: Diagnostic Test and Better Treatments on the horizon


Mucin levels – the proteins that make mucus thick – is abnormally high in chronic bronchitis and mucin concentrations are associated with disease severity. This finding could become the first-ever objective marker of chronic bronchitis and lead...
5-Sep-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad


Scientists have known that abnormal protein deposits and swarms of activated immune cells accumulate in brains of people with Alzheimer’s. Now researchers have untangled how these proteins and inflammation interact in lab experiments to reveal how...
28-Aug-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid Diagnostic Test Helps Distinguish between Severe and Uncomplicated Malaria in Africa


Working at a health center in rural Uganda, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrated for the first time the potential of using a low-cost, routinely available rapid diagnostic test to distinguish between severe...
24-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Science of Fluoride Flipping


A new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.
23-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT 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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