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Low-risk infants may still benefit from allergenic food consumption
Edwin H. Kim, MD, and Edward Iglesia, MD, MPH, co-authored an editorial in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on research focused on food allergies in infants.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 27
New Study Finds the Use of Multiple Tobacco Products Is Popular Among Teenagers
UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program finds poly-tobacco use among teenagers is on the rise.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Dec. 10
Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors
In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 20
Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?
A systematic review and meta-analysis led by Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, of UNC’s departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds there is insufficient evidence at present to answer that question. Clinicians should make shared decisions with patients about treatment, and they should not rely on current treatment guidelines.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Feb. 27
Cell Types Underlying Parkinson’s Disease and Other Brain Disorders Identified
Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, Yeargan Distinguished Professor in the departments of genetics and psychiatry, is a co-lead author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Noninvasive prenatal screening tests may detect underlying maternal conditions, including cancer, in the mother, according to a study published July 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on which Dr. Neeta Vora, a clinical geneticist and assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine at UNC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / July 16
FDA Approves Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss
MED-EL USA announced the FDA approval for the use of their cochlear implants for single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss for patients 5 years of age and older on July, 22, 2019. The data from the clinical trial on cochlear implantation in cases of single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss conducted by Margaret Dillon, AuD, and the UNC Cochlear Implant Clinical Research lab was instrumental in the FDA approval.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / July 25
Researchers Create Mask Filtration Effectiveness Hierarchy
Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, research conducted at an EPA facility on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus shows that expired and sterilized used N95 masks are still very good at protecting wearers. This work was led by UNC School of Medicine's Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, Phillip Clapp, PhD, and William Bennett, PhD.
Located in News / 2020 / August
Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty
This is a listing of recent competitive grant awards to UNC School of Medicine faculty for July 1-15.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23
UNC Biocuration Core teams with Genomet to support collaboration on genetics research
In an effort to advance precision medicine, the Biocuration Core at the UNC School of Medicine is using Genomet’s innovative collaboration platform to strengthen user engagement.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 1