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Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb
Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.
Located in News / 2012 / June
New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment
Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.
Located in News / 2013 / December
UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots
Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Located in News / 2014 / July
Charles Perou, PhD, appointed May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professorship of Molecular Oncology Research
The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Wally (class of ’66) and Lil Loewenbaum of Austin, Texas is named in honor of Mrs. Lowenbaum’s mother, May Goldman Shaw.
Located in News / 2011 / August
real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies
Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
Located in News / 2013 / September
Steiner, Willis named 2011 recipients of Jefferson-Pilot Award
Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, and Monte Willis, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine were selected by this year's committee.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / Sept. 22
real doctors, real people - Sara Wobker
If you saw pathology resident Sara Wobker in the halls of UNC Hospitals, you might not realize that she loves riding horses. To be more specific, Wobker performs a form of horse training called dressage.
Located in News / 2012 / February
A Gene’s Journey from Covert to Celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Located in News / 2017 / January
UNC Lineberger discovery goes from the lab to the patient with FDA approval
New test uses PAM50 breast cancer gene signature discovered by UNC’s Perou
Located in News / 2013 / October
International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop brings top researchers to UNC
More than 400 world-renowned clinicians and scientists converged at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center to share the latest best practices, trial results and research discoveries in the basic understanding, diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis at the 15th International Vasculitis and ANCA Workshop.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / May 26