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    9-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720449

Scientists Make Surprising Discovery About Latent HIV Reservoir

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

HIV antiretroviral (ART) meds cannot completely eradicate the virus; it persists in immune cell “reservoirs.” Now scientists have discovered evidence that the initial use of ART alters the host environment to allow the formation or stabilization of most of the long-lived HIV reservoir.

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9-Oct-2019 11:45 AM EDT
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Newswise: Goldstein to Use $2.7M NCI Grant to Develop, Test Warnings for Little Cigars, Cigarillos

Article ID: 720443

Goldstein to Use $2.7M NCI Grant to Develop, Test Warnings for Little Cigars, Cigarillos

University of North Carolina Health Care System

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher a five-year, $2.7 million grant to develop more effective health warnings for little cigars and cigarillos.

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9-Oct-2019 10:55 AM EDT
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Newswise: Restrictive Housing Is Associated with Increased Risk of Death After Release From Prison
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    4-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720161

Restrictive Housing Is Associated with Increased Risk of Death After Release From Prison

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that being held in restrictive housing (i.e., solitary confinement) is associated with an increased risk of death after a person is released from prison.

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3-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT
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Newswise: Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

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Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Studies show measurable adverse biologic effects on lung health and cells in humans, in animals, and in tissue samples studied in the lab. The effects of e-cigarettes have similarities to those seen in traditional cigarettes and important differences

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30-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment

Article ID: 719362

Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study published today in Nature Communications shows a promising alternative for those who have to take a daily pill regimen.

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20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Can scientists predict which cancer markers are likely to trigger an immune response?

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Can scientists predict which cancer markers are likely to trigger an immune response?

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reported on the discovery of a method for predicting whether abnormal proteins produced by cancer cells could trigger an immune response.

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12-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Exercising While Restricting Calories Could be Bad for Bone Health

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Exercising While Restricting Calories Could be Bad for Bone Health

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows how bones in mammals are negatively impacted by calorie restriction, and particularly by the combination of exercise and calorie restriction.

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11-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    4-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718291

New Peanut Allergy Treatment Shows Effectiveness and Safety

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) trial participants tolerated substantially more peanut protein than is common through accidental exposure. UNC School of Medicine researchers say SLIT (a tiny bit of liquid under the tongue) provides a good cushion of protection and a strong safety signal.

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30-Aug-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717870

Researchers Find Combined Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Help Speed Remission

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Researchers found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may see less disease activity and higher remission rates after biologic therapy plus methotrexate (MTX) rather than either treatment alone.

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22-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717855

E-cigs Can Trigger Same Lung Changes Seen in Smokers, Emphysema

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC scientists found that the lungs of vapers – like the lungs of smokers – have elevated levels of protease enzymes, a condition known to cause emphysema in smokers. The researchers also found that the nicotine in vaping liquids is responsible for the increase in protease enzymes.

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22-Aug-2019 9:40 AM EDT
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