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Put That in Your E-Cigarette and Smoke It, or Should You?

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, from the UNC School of Medicine, recently completed research showing how the chemicals in e-cigarettes can change immune responses in our airways. She will present her findings at the AAAS annual meeting February 11-16.
10-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Device Hits Pancreatic Tumors Hard with Toxic Four-Drug Cocktail, Sparing the Body

Implantable device delivers first-line treatment for pancreatic cancer directly to tumors, bypassing bloodstream and limiting widespread side effects.
9-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

For the first time, investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have determined how antiretroviral therapy (ART) affects the way HIV disseminates and establishes infection in the female...
8-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Elucidate Genetic Underpinnings of Congenital Heart Disease

Mutations in the gene TBX5 have been shown to cause both rare and more prevalent forms of congenital heart disease, yet the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. A team led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has...
8-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Harvard’s Christopher Walsh Wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize


Harvard's Christopher Walsh wins the 16th Perl UNC Neuroscience Prize for the "discovery of genes and mechanisms regulating human cortical development" from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
4-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Group Issues Advice, Raises Questions About Best Practices for Evaluating Blood in the Urine as a Sign of Cancer


A new report from the American College of Physicians’ High Value Care Task Force issues advice for physicians on how to detect and evaluate blood found in the urine, which is known as hematuria. The report, which was first-authored by a UNC...
2-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds No Link Between Subcortical Brain Volumes and Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia


A new study evaluated the relationship between common genetic variants implicated in schizophrenia and those associated with subcortical brain volumes, and found no evidence of genetic overlap between schizophrenia risk and subcortical volume...
28-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNC Health Care to Participate in National Registry to Improve the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

– A first-of-its-kind national registry to improve treatment for women with uterine fibroids is being implemented across the U.S., including in the Triangle-area. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that nearly 80 percent of American women...
26-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST 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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