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Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

Scientists discovered why some drugs activate serotonin receptor 5-HT2B to cause serious heart problems while other very similar drugs don’t. This research, led by UNC School of Medicine scientists, provides drug developers with insights that...
17-Aug-2018 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Reveal Miscarriage Cause, Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs

Researchers discovered a gene mutation underlying hydrops fetalis – a fatal condition to fetuses. The proteins at the center of this finding are implicated in a number of diseases, opening avenues of potential drug discovery related to migraines,...
15-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren’t happening the way they should...
9-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Review of Scientific Evidence on Effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Contraception Underscores Need for Higher Quality Studies

A new systematic review provides the most comprehensive assessment to date on the scientific evidence estimating the effectiveness of various fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for contraception.
9-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began

All living things use the genetic code to “translate” DNA-based genetic information into proteins. Precisely how the process of translation arose in the earliest stages of life on Earth has long been mysterious, but two theoretical biologists...
30-Jul-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

A small population of brain cells called "mossy cells" deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders, according to a study from scientists at the University of North...
24-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Discovery of Kidney Cancer Driver Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.
19-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


By Sending Tests in the Mail, Researchers Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening

Researchers with UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, in collaboration with the Mecklenburg County Health Department in Charlotte, examined the impact of mailing tests to more than 2,100 people insured by Medicaid who were not...
16-Jul-2018 1:05 PM 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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