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Neurological Underpinnings of Schizophrenia Just as Complex as the Disorder Itself


Schizophrenia is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, in large part because it manifests differently in different people. A new study helps explain why. Researchers at UNC have created a map that shows how specific schizophrenia symptoms are...
24-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Team Science for Turner Syndrome


University of North Carolina School of Medicine collaborators uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions.
24-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UNC Researchers Find New Way to Force Stem Cells to Become Bone Cells

Imagine you have a bone injury but you heal slowly. Instead of forming bone, you could form fat. UNC researchers may have found a way to tip the scale in favor of bone. They used cytochalasin D, a naturally occurring substance, to alter gene...
16-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Subgroup of Women with HER-2-Positive Breast Cancer Highly Sensitive to Treatments, Study Finds

A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology identified a group of women with HER-2 positive breast cancer who could benefit from less intensive targeted treatment.
10-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Shed Pharmacological Light on Formerly “Dark” Cellular Receptors

Scientists at the University of North Carolina and UC-San Francisco created a general tool to probe the activity of orphan receptors, illuminating their roles in behavior and making them accessible for drug discovery for the first time.
9-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Shaken Baby Prevention Effort Reduces Crying-Related Calls to Nurse Advice Line


An evaluation of a statewide shaken baby prevention effort found that the number of calls to a nurse advice line from North Carolina parents who called because of a crying baby were reduced in the first 2 years after the intervention was implemented...
23-Oct-2015 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Most Cancer-Free in Favorable-Risk, HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancer Patients After Lower Intensity Chemo and Radiation


A study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found that lower doses of chemotherapy and radiation produced complete pathologic responses in 86 percent of a group of HPV-positive patients.
19-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Higher Vitamin D and Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce Colorectal Polyp Risk

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that can evolve into colorectal cancer.
14-Oct-2015 5:05 PM 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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