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NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a four-year, more than $1.87 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers to study the impact of implementing financial navigation services at five rural...
14-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology introduces the North Indian (NORIN) ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Registry and provides preliminary data collected since its start in January of this year. The prospective cohort...
14-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Make Surprising Discovery About Latent HIV Reservoir

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...
9-Oct-2019 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
9-Oct-2019 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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.
3-Oct-2019 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping

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
30-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

A new study published today in Nature Communications shows a promising alternative for those who have to take a daily pill regimen.
20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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...
12-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Lineberger Experts Available at AACR Annual Meeting 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center experts are available to provide expert commentary and feedback on research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018.
13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy

Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation,...
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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#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

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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

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