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Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems
After chronic alcohol exposure, mice are unable to control a learned fear response, shedding light on the link between alcoholism and anxiety problems like post-traumatic stress disorder.
Located in News / 2012 / September
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 / Archives / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
Stem cells poised to self-destruct for the good of the embryo
Embryonic stem cells are primed to kill themselves if damage to their DNA makes them a threat to the developing embryo. UNC researchers reveal how they do it.
Located in News / 2012 / May
Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival
The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.
Located in News / 2010 / February
Malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S reduces the risk of malaria by half in African children aged 5 to 17 months
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill enrolled 1,600 children at the study site in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Located in News / 2011 / October
UCRF Strategic Plan Moves to Implementation
The University Cancer Research Fund (UCRF) is a nation-leading investment in research to reduce the burden of cancer in North Carolina – our state’s leading cause of death. Established in August 2007 by the State of North Carolina, the fund supports cancer research at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Hospitals.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - March 25, 2010
Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view
A new commentary by four internationally prominent genetic medicine and bioethics experts cautions against the dangers of inflated expectations for genomics research and offers ways to avoid it while still realizing “the true – and considerable – promise of the genomic revolution.”
Located in News / 2011 / February
PrEP treatment prevented HIV transmission in humanized mice
Systemic pre-exposure administration of antiretroviral drugs provides protection against intravenous and rectal transmission of HIV in mice with human immune systems, according to a new study published January 21, 2010 in the online journal PLoS ONE.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010
New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications
Beginning with original new applications (i.e., never submitted) and competing renewal applications submitted for the January 25, 2009 due dates and beyond, the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / October
UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant
News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.
Located in News / 2011 / October