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Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
UNC scientist’s drive for a cancer cure inspired by the father he doesn’t remember
Zhen Gu, a biomedical engineer at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University, is featured in STAT News for his work on cancer.
Located in News / 2016 / August
Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?
UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.
Located in News / 2018 / November
A Gene’s Journey from Covert to Celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Located in News / 2017 / January
Stem cell treatment may offer option for broken bones that don’t heal
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Combating chemical warfare with a catch-all antidote
Andy Hemmert, former post-doctoral fellow in the School of Medicine, has altered the structure of an enzyme so that it will destroy all known nerve agents used in chemical warfare. Now the U.S. Army is testing it.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Aug. 5
Building a Better Image
Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / April
Strahl featured in video about history of epigenetics
Dr. Brian Strahl, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, is featured in "Epigenetics: A Timeline" in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. The video spans 130 years of research.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 30
UNC to Host Brain Stimulation Conference
Spearheaded by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, the conference will gather the top minds in the field of neurostimulation this May in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open.
Located in News / 2018 / February
UNC research, diabetes expertise featured in video at international conference
The American Diabetes Association featured UNC-Chapel Hill diabetes experts and leaders in a video presented at the ADA's 78th Scientific Sessions this summer.
Located in News / 2018 / July