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‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better battle heart failure
UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2016 / March
New gene therapy treatment proves effective for rare blood disorder
Researchers at the University of North Carolina and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated factor VII deficient dogs with normal copies of genes; three years later the dogs remain healthy with no side effects.
Located in News / 2016 / January
New gene therapy for hemophilia shows potential as safe treatment
Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common hemophilia A.
Located in News / 2015 / March
UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots
Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.
Located in News / 2014 / July
Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms
The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.
Located in News / 2014 / June
New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment
Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.
Located in News / 2013 / December
UNC Lineberger discovery goes from the lab to the patient with FDA approval
New test uses PAM50 breast cancer gene signature discovered by UNC’s Perou
Located in News / 2013 / October
Li Qian receives New Scholar in Aging Award from Ellison Medical Foundation
Qian’s lab plans to investigate the fundamental events underlying the progression of various cardiovascular diseases as well as to discover the basic mechanisms of cell reprogramming.
Located in News / 2013 / September
real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies
Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
Located in News / 2013 / September
Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy
Dr. Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is a 2007 Nobel Laureate whose work revolutionized research into the genetic basis of cancer.
Located in News / 2013 / March