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Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have demonstrated that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway from being overused.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Arjun Deb awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators
The Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Prize is one of the oldest and prestigious awards offered by the American Heart Association and encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science.
Located in News / 2010 / November
UNC expert: Combining exenatide with insulin may be 'best result ever' for diabetes patients
A new study finds that combining the newer diabetes drug exenatide with insulin provides better blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes than insulin alone and helps promote weight loss.
Located in News / 2010 / December
Should you go gluten-free?
The market for gluten-free food, touted as a cure for all ills, has grown by double digits in the past five years. But are such health claims half-baked? Maya Jerath, MD, PhD, the director of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, gives the “dough-down” on the gluten-free diet.
Located in News / 2010 / December
Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH
Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH is Elizabeth Shreve and Oscar Sexton Goodwin Distinguished Professor and Director of Academic Development in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology. He is an expert on full-spectrum family practice, Alzheimer's and dementia in the elderly, dizziness, aging, and geriatrics.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Researchers expand the known clinical spectrum of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
A new study led by third-year medical student Christopher Bennett is the first to describe the development of massive hemoptysis in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome. The finding has immediate and broad clinical implications that will be useful for both patients and providers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Dec. 3
Getting hip to vitamin D
A study led by John R. Stephens, MD, finds that simple interventions, consisting of a change in computerized order set and presentation of evidence and data from group practice, led to significant improvement in the assessment and treatment of vitamin D deficiency in elderly patients with hip fracture.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 20
Ciccone Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases Award
Emily Ciccone, MD, MHS, a clinical instructor and fellow of infectious diseases in the UNC Department of Medicine, will use the fellowship to develop a new diagnostic test to identify Brucella as a cause of pediatric febrile illness in Kasese, Uganda.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / Jan. 9
Key elected International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Council Chair
Nigel S. Key, MD, MB, ChB, FRCP, Harold R. Roberts Professor, is the director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Aug. 14
UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center's Callahan receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Leigh F. Callahan, PhD, Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA on November 15, 2014. This award is the highest honor that the ACR/ARHP bestows.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Nov. 13