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Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards
The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced four recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, including two UNC School of Medicine faculty members.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients
A study co-authored by Rick Stouffer, III, MD, the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of cardiology at UNC, highlights potential of personalized medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Located in News / 2017 / November
How to Turn Damaged Heart Tissue Back into Healthy Heart Muscle: New Details Emerge
Publishing their work in Nature, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Li Qian, PhD, show how their new research platform helped them discover new cell subpopulations and crucial cellular players in the process of turning damaged heart tissue back into healthy heart muscle. The research platform could be used to study other biological processes and create tailored therapies.
Located in News / 2017 / October
High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients
A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / November
UNC researcher earns American Heart Association award
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, will use the $400,000 award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.
Located in News / 2014 / January
Following the ‘Tinman’
Inspired by a genetic discovery by her PhD mentor, UNC heart researcher Li Qian followed the ‘Tinman’ down the yellow brick road to an award-winning career in science, including the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects
Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development
Located in News / 2014 / September
‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better battle heart failure
UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
Located in News / 2015 / February
It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects
The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.
Located in News / 2016 / November