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Ankle blood flow test helps identify stroke survivors most at risk for future strokes, heart attacks and death
A simple test that measures blood flow through the ankle helps identify people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) before they start showing symptoms, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 3, 2009
N.C. TraCS Institute walk-in and by appointment clinics
The N.C. TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various N.C. TraCS service areas.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
Gene variant heightens risk of severe liver disease in cystic fibrosis
A UNC study, which appears in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of cystic fibrosis liver disease and better treatment options for the patients affected by the disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 6, 2010
Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already-existing drugs
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009
SOM student receives American Society of Hematology Trainee Research Award
Julia Whitley, a rising 2nd year medical student in the UNC School of Medicine, received an American Society of Hematology (ASH) Trainee Research Award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Aug. 16
Funding helps UNC researchers find a genetic link to autism
As part of a four site network, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers are exploring whether there is a genetic link to autism.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / March
Center for Excellence in Children's Nutrition Funding Opportunity
$20K is available to fund a study in pediatric nutrition. Letters of Intent are due Sept. 1.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Aug. 28, 2009
Landes-Merrimon Lecture and the John B. Graham Student Research Day
The lecture will be held Jan. 27. Edward J. Benz, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Professor at Harvard Medical School, will be this year's presenter. His talk is entitled, "Mentors, Messages, and the Future of Physician Scientists." Poster and slide presentations by John B. Graham Student Research Society Inductees will follow the lecture.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010
PrEP treatment prevented HIV transmission in humanized mice
Systemic pre-exposure administration of antiretroviral drugs provides protection against intravenous and rectal transmission of HIV in mice with human immune systems, according to a new study published January 21, 2010 in the online journal PLoS ONE.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010