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Scientists Discover Biological Mechanisms Caused by Deficits in High-risk Autism Gene

Scientists demonstrated that rare variants in the ANK2 gene, consistently found in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), can alter architecture and organization of neurons, potentially contributing to autism
29-Nov-2021 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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DOD Funds $4.3-million Initiative to Improve Sleep, Clearance of the Brain

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding the first human trial of a device to speed up and enhance the natural system of brain cleansing that occurs when we sleep.
26-Oct-2021 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Therapy Shows Early Promise as Angelman Syndrome Treatment

Scientists publish encouraging early tests of a gene therapy strategy against Angelman syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder that features poor muscle control and balance, hard-to-treat epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities.
22-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Show How Crucial Proteins Change Shape Inside Cells

Scientists can now pinpoint and track proteins that are in a desired shape in real time inside living cells. The scientists demonstrated the technique in, essentially, movies that track the active version of an important signaling protein – a...
20-Oct-2021 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Adding SNAP Benefits for Older Adults in Medicare, Medicaid Can Reduce Hospital Visits, Healthcare Costs

A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine shows that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by older adults dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid is associated with fewer hospital visits and lower healthcare...
18-Oct-2021 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Partners with SECU Foundation to Increase Behavioral Health Care Access to Children through Telepsychiatry

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned an existing child and adolescent behavioral health crisis into an overwhelming epidemic affecting families across the nation, and especially in North Carolina. To address this urgent need, leaders in the UNC...
13-Oct-2021 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Malaria Parasite Evolving to Evade Rapid Diagnostics in Africa

This research, published in Nature Microbiology, showed that two genetic mutations to the parasite Plasmodium falciparum -- the most common cause of malaria cases and deaths -- allow it to escape detection from rapid tests.
28-Sep-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Therapy Using Dual Immune System Cells Effectively Controls Neuroblastoma

A newly developed immunotherapy that simultaneously uses modified immune-fighting cells to home in on and attack two antigens, or foreign substances, on cancer cells was highly effective in mice implanted with human neuroblastoma tissue.
21-Sep-2021 5:05 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

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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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