The study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers reports preliminary results showing that a blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for...
22-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
UNC scientists discover that knocking out the gene NrCAM increases the number of dendritic spines on excitatory pyramidal neurons. Other studies have confirmed that the overabundance of dendritic spines allows for too many synaptic connections – a...
18-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT
People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collisions than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.
18-Sep-2014 9:15 AM EDT
UNC researchers discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in cells in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day. The finding has implications for drug development for various diseases including cancer and conditions...
12-Sep-2014 9:45 AM EDT
Human genes are spliced together in different ways to create various kinds of messenger RNA to produce the many proteins we require. UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, found a protein that controls how genes splice together, and it’s a protein...
4-Sep-2014 5:30 PM EDT
UNC researchers found that DPP-4 inhibitors--drugs to treat diabetes--do not increase the short-term risk of pancreatic cancer.
4-Sep-2014 1:20 PM EDT
Researchers Identify Five Medical Conditions That May Contribute to Sudden Unexpected Death in North Carolina
A new study – the first to be released by UNC researchers in the SUDDEN study – finds the five highest comorbidities of sudden unexpected death in North Carolina are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and...
28-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic “drivers” of cancer, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy.
25-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT
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
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
UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT
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 available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT
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
Two infectious disease experts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "“ Dr. David Weber and Dr. Myron Cohen -- are available to discuss swine flu.
27-Apr-2009 12:00 PM EDT