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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy
The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor
Six winners of a not so famous award based at UNC have gone on to win the highest honor in medicine.
Located in News / 2014 / October
UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project
The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases autism risk
The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?
UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes
Located in News / 2016 / February
Research shows acupuncture could offer relief for patients with esophageal disorders
Preliminary research led by Marco Patti, MD, professor of surgery, and collaborators in Brazil, has shown that acupuncture could offer relief for patients suffering from swallowing disorders such as achalasia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 3
ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research
In partnership with UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, the American Society of Hematology is supporting two expert review panels that will analyze the clinical significance of variants and mutations understood to be associated with myeloid malignancies and platelet disorders with the goal of aiding in their interpretation on diagnostic genetic tests.
Located in News / 2018 / April
In all U.S. regions, broad support for increasing legal age of tobacco sales
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales. They also found the most support for increasing the minimum age to 21 rather than to 20 or 19.
Located in News / 2016 / May