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Re-opening of the Animal Models Core Facility
The newly reorganized Animal Models Core Facility, under the direction of Dale Cowley, Ph.D., is now officially open for business.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
UNC Awarded $3.5 Million to Study HIV Transmission Prevention Among Newly Infected
A team of researchers from the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases has received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study HIV prevention methods among people with acute HIV infection (AHI).
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - July 31, 2009
Diabetes investigation in rats makes editor's pick in APS journal
An investigation into diabetes-related outcomes in a rat model, with senior author William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at UNC, and first author Leah Solberg Woods, PhD, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, has made the editor's pick in this month's Physiological Genomics, a journal of the American Physiological Society.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 7
Apply for the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program
Dr. Etta Pisano announced this week that the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute is now accepting applications for the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / November
UNC awarded $6.2 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.2 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
Ankle blood flow test helps identify stroke survivors most at risk for future strokes, heart attacks and death
A simple test that measures blood flow through the ankle helps identify people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) before they start showing symptoms, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 3, 2009
N.C. TraCS Institute walk-in and by appointment clinics
The N.C. TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various N.C. TraCS service areas.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
Gene variant heightens risk of severe liver disease in cystic fibrosis
A UNC study, which appears in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of cystic fibrosis liver disease and better treatment options for the patients affected by the disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 6, 2010
Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already-existing drugs
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009