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Perrin appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, will oversee the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Research Development. Read more about Dr. Perrin's time at UNC and her new position.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 30
UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children’s cholesterol tests
Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine shows that this may not always be necessary.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 6, 2010
Request for Applications for 2009 Community-Academic Partnership Grant
Sponsored by the North Carolina TraCS Institute
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - August 7, 2009
VIDEO: UNC study pinpoints gene controlling number of brain cells
The finding suggests that a single gene, called GSK-3, controls the signals that determine how many neurons actually end up composing the brain. This has important implications for patients with neuropsychiatric illness, as links have recently been drawn between GSK-3 and schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
Study pinpoints new role of molecule in the health of body’s back-up blood circulation
When the arteries delivering oxygen to our vital organs are obstructed by atherosclerosis or clots, the result is almost always a stroke, heart attack or damage to a peripheral tissue such as the legs (peripheral artery disease). But the severity of tissue injury or destruction from a choked-off blood supply varies from person to person, and may depend in large part on whose circulatory system has the best back-up plan to provide alternate routes of circulation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 27, 2010
UNC study: Insecticide-treated bed nets reduce infant deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo
Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 3, 2009
New issue of Endeavors now online
The fall issue of Endeavors, a publication about research done at UNC-Chapel Hill, is now available online.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 18, 2009
UNC Kidney Center participating in $10.25M study
Researchers at the UNC Kidney Center are participating in a $10.25 million multi-center study led by the University of Michigan Health System. The project, known as the NEPhrotic Syndrome STUdy NEtwork, or NEPTUNE, will focus on some of the kidney diseases that most often cause the syndrome including Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Minimal Change Disease, and Membranous Nephropathy, all of which affect the filters in the kidney.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
John B. Graham Student Research Day Jan. 27, 2010
The John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society hosts 42nd Annual Student Research Day on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. The day will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Edward Benz, President and CEO of the Dana Farber Cancer Center. Student research presentations will follow.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009
William Marston of the UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care begins Phase 3 Study of Autologous Stem Cells
Dr. Marston's study of autologous stem cells is for the treatment of patients with Critical Limb Ischemia to reduce the need for amputations.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / June 14