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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

Scientists Use Brain Stimulation to Boost Creativity, Set Stage to Potentially Treat Depression


UNC researchers have published the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance the brain’s natural alpha oscillations to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent. Next up: using the method to treat depression.
16-Apr-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Researchers Find New Approach to Treat Drug-Resistant HER2-Positive Breast Cancer


Resistance to therapy is a major problem in the cancer field. Using human cell lines of the HER2-positive breast cancer subtype, researchers detailed the surprising ways in which resistance to the drug lapatinib manifests and how to defeat...
7-Apr-2015 12:30 PM EDT

Lower Survival Rates Connected with High-Risk Melanoma with Mutations, Study Finds


A UNC Lineberger-led study found that people with higher-risk melanoma containing either BRAF or NRAS gene mutations had lower survival rates.
9-Apr-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Functional Brain Organization of Newborns Altered by Prenatal Cocaine Exposure


A new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds cocaine-specific disruptions in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation.
6-Apr-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Drug Strategy Improves Survival for Aggressive Breast Cancer Type in the Brain, Study Finds

A UNC Lineberger-led pre-clinical study evaluated the impact of a drug treatment strategy on survival for BRCA1-mutated triple negative breast cancer models with brain metastases, and compared those findings to the outcomes for models lacking the...
31-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Faculty Recruited to UNC Lineberger to Launch T-Cell Cancer Therapy Trials

Two faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch a clinical research program in T-cell immunotherapy. The program will be the first of its kind for UNC Lineberger.
26-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

A Single-Cell Breakthrough


Researchers figure out a way to isolate and grow thousands elusive intestinal stem cells at one time, a high throughput technological advance that could give scientists the ability to study stem cell biology gastrointestinal disorders like never...
17-Mar-2015 3:00 PM 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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