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'To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research with ‘kick and kill’
In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we take a look at the trailblazing ‘kick and kill’ method of attacking HIV to cure patients. UNC researchers have been working with GlaxoSmithKline on parallel studies at the UNC Cure Center for 18 months to advance this new method of combating the global epidemic of HIV.
Located in News / 2016 / December
Vaccinations A Vital Part of Back-to-School Season
Back to school time is also time to visit your physician's office - to make sure your child's vaccinations are current.
Located in UNC Children's News / / 2017 / July 2017
UNC bioethicist pens ‘cautionary tale’ for Zika vaccine development and pregnancy
UNC’s Anne Lyerly, MD, published an opinion piece in JAMA Pediatrics that urges scientists to use lessons learned during the Rubella outbreak as they work to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, specifically as it relates to the ethics of including pregnant women in vaccine trials.
Located in News / 2017 / June
UNC study: Tdap vaccine given during pregnancy reduces occurrence of infant pertussis
A study led by UNC’s Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH, reviewed more than 675,000 pregnancies in the U.S. to determine if the Tdap vaccine given to a mother will reduce the chances of her child developing pertussis during the first 18 months of life. The results show a decrease in overall cases of pertussis, and most notably, in pertussis hospitalization in infants whose mothers were immunized during pregnancy.
Located in News / 2018 / June