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Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association shows disparities between the care given to black and white patients seeking treatment for a type of heart attack called NSTEMI (Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction).
20-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

A new study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers indicates that ozone has a greater impact on asthma patients than previously thought.
20-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Health Care Extends Free Access Period to Virtual Care Service for Hurricane Victims

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sept. 17, 2018 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued challenging conditions across much of the state, UNC Health Care has extended its offer of free access to its virtual care service, UNC Urgent Care 24/7....
17-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Prostate Cancer Care for Older Men Estimated to Cost Medicare $1.2B

Researchers examined the costs associated with screening for prostate cancer, including treatment, for three years after diagnosis. They estimated that for men diagnosed in each of 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, the total cost for treating and...
13-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Health Care Providing Free Access to UNC Urgent Care 24/7 for Hurricane Victims

Hurricane Florence victims in North Carolina can access medical care around-the-clock
13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Findings Could Improve Treatment for Challenging Acute Leukemia in Children

Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have made important discoveries that could lead to better treatment for a rare blood cancer in children that has...
11-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Cure Center and Cell Microsystems Receive NIH Contract for Single Cell HIV Diagnostic Assay

The NIH has awarded the UNC HIV Cure Center and Cell Microsystems a Small Business Innovation and Research contract to develop an automated platform to quantify the latent HIV reservoir, a key step in finding a cure for the virus.
6-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Newly Published Results Show Investigational Treatment Brexanolone Consistently Reduced Depressive Symptoms Across Three Postpartum Depression Trials, Supporting Submission for FDA Approval

UNC researchers say the results from the multi-site phase 2 and 3 trials of brexanolone injection are not only promising, but could change the way postpartum depression is treated.
31-Aug-2018 6:40 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

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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