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UNC awarded NIH grant as part of nationwide effort to seek, test, and treat inmates with HIV
The five-year grants, announced September 23, will be awarded primarily by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), with additional support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), all components of NIH.
Located in News / 2010 / September
Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS with humanized BLT mice
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine further validates the use of humanized BLT mice in the fight to block HIV transmission.
Located in News / 2011 / May
Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA
Mechanism explains how virus survives in the liver and how a new antiviral works.
Located in News / 2012 / January
UNC researchers identify genetic patterns that may predict severe osteoarthritis
Findings could serve in drug development trials and medical management of osteoarthritis patients.
Located in News / 2010 / September
Scientists awarded $2.4 million to study genetic variation in people with diabetes
The goal of the study is to identify genetic variations that may help predict the response to various treatment options for type 2 diabetes to reduce cardiovascular disease.
Located in News / 2012 / April
Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking
Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases merge
The UNC Center for Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have merged under the institute name to create a single, unified global health organization.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 16
Chronic low back pain on the rise: UNC study finds 'alarming increase' in prevalence
The proportion of people suffering from long term, impairing low back pain has more than doubled in North Carolina since the early 1990s, according to a new study.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / February
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
Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published pioneering research showing that a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma was able to dislodge hidden virus in patients receiving treatment for HIV.
Located in News / 2012 / July