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NC Researchers Awarded $5.3 Million to Develop Novel Gut-on-a-Chip Technology


“Organs-on-a-chip” have become vital for biomedical research, as researchers seek alternatives to animal models for drug discovery and testing. The new grant will fund a technology that represents a major step forward for the field, overcoming...
9-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Genomic Analysis Reveals Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Subtypes


The Cancer Genome Atlas Network of researchers analyzed hundreds of breast cancer samples to reveal genetic drivers of invasive lobular carcinoma, the second most commonly diagnosed invasive form of breast cancer.
8-Oct-2015 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Suggests Hallucinations, Alone, Do Not Predict Onset of Schizophrenia

A new analysis led by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine identified “illogical thoughts” as most predictive of schizophrenia risk. Surprisingly, perceptual disturbances – the forerunners of hallucinations – are not predictive.
8-Oct-2015 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Gut Bacteria Population, Diversity Linked to Anorexia Nervosa

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine found that people with anorexia nervosa have very different microbial communities inside their guts compared to healthy individuals and that this bacterial imbalance is associated with some of the...
5-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Design ‘Biological Flashlight’ Using Light-Producing Ability of Shrimp


A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and his partners describe the design and engineering of the new bioluminescent imaging tool called the “LumiFluor” in a study published in the journal Cancer Research.
2-Oct-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Lineberger Researcher Partnering to Develop Rapid Oral HPV Test

A UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is a co-investigator with Sunnyvale, Calif.,-based InSilixa Inc. for the development of a rapid oral HPV test.
1-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Children with Severe Obesity May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes


A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics finds a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes—particularly in boys.
28-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Genetic Regions Implicated in Cystic Fibrosis Severity

If you have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, you will have cystic fibrosis. But the severity of your disease will depend partly on many other genes. Now, researchers report that five regions of the human genome are home to the genetic variations...
29-Sep-2015 9:00 AM 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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