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Researchers identify anorexia nervosa genetic variants, redefine disorder as metabolic and psychiatric

A new large-scale genome-wide association study published in Nature Genetics, has identified eight genetic variants significantly associated with anorexia nervosa; and the research shows that the origins of this serious disorder appear to be both...
11-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Invent Fast Method for ‘Directed Evolution’ of Molecules

Nobel Prize-winning Directed evolution is an artificial, sped up process to make a protein perform a specified task. UNC School of Medicine scientists created a powerful new directed evolution technique for the rapid development of scientific tools...
3-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Neuroscience of Autism: New Clues to the Condition's Beginnings

UNC School of Medicine scientists unveiled how a particular gene helps organize the scaffolding of brain cells called radial progenitors necessary for the orderly formation of the brain. Previous studies have shown that this gene is mutated in...
27-Jun-2019 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Health Care Launches Innovative Fully Integrated Epic Telehealth Solution

UNC Health Care leads the innovation of telehealth by developing a fully integrated solution that enables patients to easily access providers through enhanced functionality of their My UNC Chart patient portal. Partnering with American Well, UNC...
25-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

Scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers used in PET imaging.
19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells

To heal hearts after heart attack, UNC School of Medicine researchers developed a stable, reproducible, minimalistic platform to reprogram human fibroblast cells in scar tissue into functional cardiomyocytes, the cells of healthy heart tissue.
18-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection.
14-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC receives $3.8 million grant to study “Med-South” weight loss program

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to fund research that will...
11-Jun-2019 8:05 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

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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