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Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Long-term Protection Against Severe Disease

SARS-CoV-2 vaccines protected infant rhesus macaques against 1 severe lung disease after high dose challenge one year after vaccination.
1-Dec-2022 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Elucidate How DREADD Technology Highjacks Neuronal Activity

Reported in Nature, UNC School of Medicine scientists used cryogenic electron microscopy to determine the detailed, high-resolution structures of four designer receptors bound to three drug-like but inert compounds, a major advance in chemogenetics...
30-Nov-2022 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Link Rare Genetic Phenomenon to Neuron Function, Schizophrenia

UNC School of Medicine's Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD, and colleagues conducted one of the first and the largest investigations of tandem repeats in schizophrenia, elucidating their contribution to the development of this devastating disease.
30-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Multiple Stressors Contributed to Physician Burnout During First Wave of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Front-line physicians who cared for COVID-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic in New York City and New Orleans reported multiple factors that contributed to their occupational stress during this extraordinarily trying time in their...
10-Nov-2022 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists Reveal Role of Key Brain Protein in Childhood Movement Disorder

Scientists in the U.S. and UK illuminated the molecular events underlying an inherited movement and neurodegenerative disorder known as ARSACS – Autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay, named for two Quebec valleys where the...
3-Nov-2022 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Discover Protein Partners that Could Heal Heart Muscle

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have made a significant advance in the promising field of cellular reprogramming and organ regeneration, and the discovery could play a major role in future medicines to heal damaged hearts.
6-Oct-2022 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC-led Initiative Set to Gain Insights to Improve Posttraumatic Outcomes

Led By Sam McLean, MD, MPH, director of the UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery, researchers have established an $8-million initiative funded through the U.S. Department of Defense to overcome this lack of understanding.
29-Sep-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can Scientists Take the Trip out of Psychedelics, Leaving only the Anti-depressant Effect?

Published in Nature, this research in animal models show it’s possible to create a compound that hits the same exact target as psychedelic drugs hit – the 5-HT2A serotonin receptors on the surface of specific neurons – but does not cause the...
28-Sep-2022 9:40 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

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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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