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UNC Analysis Shows Advantage for Picture-Based Cigarette Pack Warnings Over Text Warnings


A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analysis published in the journal Tobacco Control synthesized the results of 37 different experiments comparing picture-based and text warnings, finding that picture-based warnings were more effective...
6-May-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Popular Electric Brain Stimulation Method Detrimental to IQ Scores


A new University of North Carolina School of Medicine study shows that using the most common form of electric brain stimulation had a statistically significant detrimental effect on IQ scores.
5-May-2015 2:55 PM EDT

UNC Researchers Create DNA Repair Map of the Entire Human Genome


When common chemotherapy drugs damage DNA in cancer cells, the cells can’t replicate. But the cells have ways to repair the DNA. The cancer drugs aren’t effective enough. UNC researchers developed a way to find where this DNA repair happens....
1-May-2015 9:30 AM EDT

Study Finds New Potential Melanoma Drug Target


A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a finding by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led team. In the study, which was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the authors report that they found high...
1-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

A BRAIN Initiative First: New Tool Can Switch Behavior ‘on’ and ‘Off’


Researchers have perfected a noninvasive “chemogenetic” technique that allows them to switch off a specific behavior in mice – such as voracious eating – and then switch it back on. The method works by targeting two different cell surface...
29-Apr-2015 11:30 AM EDT

Eligible for Breast Conserving Therapy, Many Still Choose Mastectomy


New research led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in collaboration with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center finds that breast-conserving therapy – or the removal of less breast tissue via a lumpectomy – was successful in more than 90...
23-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Cirrhosis Deaths Drop 41 Percent From 2002 to 2012


A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent...
22-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

UNC Hospitals Team First in North Carolina to Perform New Procedure to Treat Severe Epilepsy


In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly...
16-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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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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