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ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease


The protein TDP-43 is thought to cause muscle degeneration in patients with ALS. UNC and NC State researchers found that a specific chemical modification promotes TDP-43 clumping in animals. In muscle cells, scientists reversed protein clumping and...
14-Jul-2017 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV


Cancer drug Vorinostat given every 72 hours can awaken sleeping HIV in the body, says researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, it does not clear or deplete infection, meaning additional advances will be needed to...
10-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Baby's Dirty Diapers, the Clues to Baby's Brain Development


Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.
17-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kenan Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 Million to UNC Health Affairs Schools


The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish interprofessional clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the...
4-Jul-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using ‘Sticky’ Nanoparticles, Researchers Develop New Strategy to Boost Body’s Cancer Defenses


In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using...
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC/N.C. State Spinout Company Raises $5.8M for ‘Smart’ Insulin Devices

Technology invented in a laboratory in the UNC-NC State Joint Biomedical Engineering Program could soon mean painless diabetes testing and insulin injections for the nearly 400 million people with diabetes worldwide.
20-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Show How a Cancer Gene Protects Genome Organization


UNC School of Medicine researchers have cracked a long-standing mystery about an important enzyme called Set2 found in virtually all organisms other than bacteria. The basic science finding may have implications for understanding cancer development...
13-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Researchers Lead Clinical Trial Evaluating Potential Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the publication of results from a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial with brexanolone, an investigational medication, in the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD).
12-Jun-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

#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

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

Pneumonic Plague Expert at UNC-Chapel Hill

Pneumonic plague expert available for interview at UNC-Chapel Hill.
5-Aug-2009 5:00 PM EDT

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