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Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospital admissions
The new protocol helps health care providers determine which patients need hospital admission and those whose needs can be met with outpatient treatment.
Located in News / 2014 / March
Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being
The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth
This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Scientists link protein to the insulation of the nervous system’s wiring
This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.
Located in News / 2011 / January
VIDEO: Researchers identify critical gene for brain development, mental retardation
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in heart research
Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.
Located in News / 2009 / November
Research at the UNC Kidney Center Reveals a Genetic Link with PR3-ANCA Disease
A genetics study has shown that African Americans with a particular allele, or form of a gene, are more likely to develop PR3-ANCA disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / June 9
Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures
A series of studies at the UNC School of Medicine found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that’s key to the rapid bone loss process.
Located in News / 2013 / February
Few parents recall being told by doctors that their child is overweight
A study by UNC researchers finds that among parents of overweight children, less than 25 percent recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their child is overweight.
Located in News / 2011 / December
Physicians often fly blind on medication dosing in premature infants
Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.
Located in News / 2013 / December