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UNC School of Medicine Research Featured in Midtown Magazine
In a Midtown Magazine feature titled "Triangle Hospitals Combat COVID-19," several UNC-Chapel Hill research projects were mentioned as important players in our fight against the virus.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 10
CIDD Autism Imaging Research Published in National Geographic
The brains of infants who develop the disorder grow too fast, a UNC-Chapel Hill discovery that could help doctors prevent impairments before they appear.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
Patients with a Liver Transplant Aren't at Greater Risk of Death from COVID-19
UNC's Erica Brenner, MD, A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, and Andrew M. Moon, MD, are co-authors of the study with colleagues at Oxford University.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
UNC Researchers Publish Striking Images of SARS-CoV-2 Infected Cells
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Camille Ehre, PhD, generated high-powered microscopic images showing startlingly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads on human respiratory surfaces, ready to spread infection in infected individuals and transmit infection to others.
Located in News / 2020 / September
UNC Ramps Up Convalescent Plasma Clinical Trial to Fight COVID-19
On the heels of FDA authorization of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19, researchers at UNC are conducting a clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of plasma that includes a higher amount of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
Located in News / 2020 / September
Researching the impact of COVID-19 on families with autism
On Monday, March 16th, Clare Harrop, PhD, found out that her daughters' daycare was closing. As the full impact of state and national shutdowns hit her, Harrop began to lose sleep and feel a heightened sense of anxiety. At the same time, she was thinking of the many families she works with in her research studies. She recalls texting a colleague: If I'm feeling like this, how are parents of kids with autism feeling?
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / September 3
Scientists Show How Brain Flexibility Emerges in Infants
Cognitive flexibility, which refers to the brain’s ability to switch between mental processes in response to external stimuli and different task demands, seems to begin developing during the first two years of life, which is much earlier than previously thought. UNC BRIC researchers led by Weili Lin, PhD, used magnetic resonance imaging techniques to show the emergence of a functional flexible brain during early infancy.
Located in News / 2020 / August
Study Highlights Effectiveness of Messages from Public Health Organizations
The study, led by Marcella H. Boynton, PhD, in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was published as a research letter in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
UNC and Duke Investigators Receive a $1.5 Million Grant to Test SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines
Kristina De Paris, PhD, and Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, received a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to test Moderna’s mRNA vaccine and a protein vaccine designed by Kizzy Corbett and Barney Graham.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27
Mohlke Receives NIDDKD Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes
Karen Mohlke, PhD, professor in the UNC Department of Genetics, is the contact PI for this five-year, $9.5 million multi-component research project co-op agreement (UM1) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD).
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / August 27