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AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy.
15-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance

UNC School of Medicine scientists uncovered a possible reason why some breast cancers are so aggressive and difficult to treat: an enzyme called USP21 promotes proliferation of basal-like breast cancer and is upregulated in a significant percentage...
7-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, researchers successfully targeted a naturally occurring electrical pattern in a specific part of the brain and markedly improved depression symptoms in about...
11-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Potential treatment strategy uncovered for pancreatic cancer

Findings published in Nature Medicine lead to clinical trials
1-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UNC’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Launches Website

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched the first phase of their new website aimed at the twin goals of training health care providers across disciplines in the...
25-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits

UNC School of Medicine researcher Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.
20-Feb-2019 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy May Allow Patients to Eat Egg Safely for Years after Treatment

UNC School of Medicine researcher Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from egg allergies.
22-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought

UNC School of Medicine researcher Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed...
20-Feb-2019 9:05 PM EST 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

Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

15-Oct-2014 9:50 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

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