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T cells alone are sufficient to establish and maintain HIV infection in the brain
Led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, UNC researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that T cells in the brain may be an important HIV reservoir that should be targeted by HIV cure approaches.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / June
UNC Lineberger hosts Malawi delegation
A team of Malawian health and government officials met with UNC health and university leaders, researchers and clinical staff across three days to prepare for the opening of the first dedicated cancer center in Malawi.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / June
UNC Lineberger, King's College London scientists collaborate to accelerate cancer research
Across two days in June, scientists held sessions on breast cancer and immunotherapy research, with a focus on identifying cooperative initiatives and funding opportunities.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / July
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / July
UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
New project aims to provide long-lasting HIV treatment and/or protection from a single injection. Angela Wahl, PhD, Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, and Martina Kovarova, PhD, are collaborating to lead the work, which is funded by a $3.8-million NIH grant.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / October
Long-acting injectable implant shows promise for HIV treatment and prevention
The long-acting antiretroviral drug formulation, developed by UNC School of Medicine researchers Rahima Benhabbour, PhD and Martina Kovarova, PhD, is injected under the skin and forms into a solid implant that dissolves slowly to release anti-HIV medication over time.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / October
Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda
Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a clinical instructor in the division of infectious diseases, has been awarded a nearly $1-million Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health to utilize principles from criminology to map mosquito breeding sites in Western Uganda. The project could increase the efficiency of vector control in the region.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / November
The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What To Do About It
According to Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, the WHO should amend its centralization policy to help doctors save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2017 / January
Maternal and infant outcomes improve at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia
The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a long-standing partnership with this hospital.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2017 / April
Mending Hearts in Nicaragua
In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2017 / May