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UNC Health Care and Carolinas HealthCare System Announce Plan to Form New Organization and Provide Solutions for Healthcare’s Most Pressing Challenges in North Carolina and Beyond
New organization will provide greater access to world-class care for North Carolinians
Located in News / 2017 / August
Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Test and Better Treatments
A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick – the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Graduate science training pays dividends in and out of the lab
In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Post Heart Attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?
For the first time, UNC scientists detail crucial differences in two leading methods for generating heart muscle cells, a key strategy for new post-heart attack therapies.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Provides $1.7 million grant to UNC School of Medicine to fund program streamlining Afib care & education for underserved populations
Atrial fibrillation hospitalizations reduced by 30 percentage points in first year of program.
Located in News / 2017 / September
UNC Center for Health Innovation recognized again by Becker’s Hospital Review
This is the third year in a row that the Center has been included on Becker’s list.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus
UC San Francisco and UNC-Chapel Hill team solves first ever high-resolution structure of dopamine receptor. Details of the work were published today in Science.
Located in News / 2017 / October
How to Turn Damaged Heart Tissue Back into Healthy Heart Muscle: New Details Emerge
Publishing their work in Nature, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Li Qian, PhD, show how their new research platform helped them discover new cell subpopulations and crucial cellular players in the process of turning damaged heart tissue back into healthy heart muscle. The research platform could be used to study other biological processes and create tailored therapies.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment
In lab experiments and animal models, UNC and NC State researchers led by Zhen Gu, PhD, designed synthetic beta cells to secrete insulin in response to high blood sugar.
Located in News / 2017 / October