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A New AI Model Has Been Developed to Improve Accuracy of Breast Cancer Tumor Removal

Researchers in the UNC School of Medicine have developed an AI model that can predict whether or not cancerous tissue has been fully removed from the body during breast cancer surgery.
25-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Connect Alzheimer’s-Associated Genetic Variants with Brain Cell Function

Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and UC-San Francisco, research reveals new non-coding genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease functioning in microglia – brain cells already implicated in the progression of this often-fatal...
22-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Reveal Intricate Mechanisms Cells Use to Build Protein Destruction Signals

Scientists revealed the intercellular choreography that governs protein regulation, including how unwanted proteins are tagged for degradation, an important player in human health and disease.
21-Sep-2023 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Successfully Maneuver Robot Through Living Lung Tissue

Ron Alterovitz, PhD, in the UNC Computer Science Department, and Jason Akulian, MD MPH, in the UNC School of Medicine, have shown that their steerable lung robot can autonomously maneuver the intricacies of the lung, while avoiding important lung...
21-Sep-2023 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Poor oral health could lessen survival from head and neck cancer

An international study has revealed strong associations between oral health and survival among people diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Specifically, better oral health, as evidenced by the number of natural teeth and dental visits prior to the...
15-Sep-2023 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Take Next Big Step in Understanding Genetics of Schizophrenia

Scientists figuring out which of the 5,000-plus genetic variants associated with schizophrenia have an actual causal effect in the development of the condition. Some of genetic variants regulate or alter the expression of genes involved in the...
15-Sep-2023 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Release Results from Clinical Trial for Treatment of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

A phase 2 study, led by Thomas W. Ferkol, MD, at the UNC School of Medicine, demonstrates safety and efficacy of idrevloride with hypertonic saline for treatment of primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare genetic disorder that can lead to permanent lung...
12-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sickle Cell Disease Continues to Face Underfunding, Lack of Research

Over the years, dedicated sickle cell disease programs and research initiatives have greatly improved patient care and life expectancy. But, giving these patients the care they require still presents a number of challenges, including inadequate...
12-Sep-2023 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

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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