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Infective endocarditis increases tenfold in North Carolina

The number of hospitalizations and surgeries to treat drug-associated infective endocarditis have both increased more than tenfold in North Carolina, according to doctors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine who published their...
13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Doctors in North Carolina created a state-wide network and used existing electronic health records to determine that tens of thousands of people across the state were at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors used this...
13-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after giving birth

A collaborative group of researchers co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist found that, in women 55 years and younger, breast cancer risk peaked about five years after they gave birth, with risk for mothers 80 percent...
7-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

The number of hospitalizations and surgeries to treat drug-associated infective endocarditis have both increased more than tenfold in North Carolina, according to doctors at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine who published their...
4-Dec-2018 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Early results show promise for using genetically engineered immune cells to fight relapsed blood cancer

At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in San Diego on Monday, UNC Lineberger researchers revealed preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin...
3-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease with no cure. Children grow up with severe intellectual disabilities and a range of other problems, including epileptic seizures. Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have found evidence that genetic...
20-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists trained a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.
19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

A new study published in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation, shows that that the dramatic decrease in mortality from heart attack in recent decades is not evident in younger age groups, especially younger women.
16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST 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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