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Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

A new study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation, shows that that the dramatic decrease in mortality from heart attack in recent decades is not evident in younger age groups, especially younger women.
16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Mailed HPV tests can help find women at-risk for cervical cancer, study finds

In the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers published the results of mailing at-home, HPV self-collection kits to 193 low-income women in North Carolina who were overdue for screening according to national guidelines.
7-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Fecal Incontinence Study Compares Treatment Efficiency, Safety and Cost

The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites, funded by a new five-year, $10 million NIH grant, that will identify the most effective treatment options for patients with accidental bowel leakage (ABL), which is also known as fecal...
29-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women – effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together.
24-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment

Researchers will present preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from a study evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


UNC Chosen to Establish National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

The Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has been awarded the first grant for a new federal program that will provide $3.75 million over five years to establish UNC as the National Center...
11-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways

A UNC School of Medicine study shows that two cystic fibrosis (CF) drugs aimed at correcting the defected CFTR protein seem to be more effective when a patient’s airway is inflamed. This is the first study to evaluate the efficacy of these drugs...
11-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have been awarded a 5-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop next generation, ultra-long-acting antiretroviral formulations for HIV treatment and...
10-Oct-2018 9:00 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


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


#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

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