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A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infection
Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have discovered that a single atom – a calcium, in fact – can control how bacteria walk. The finding identifies a key step in the process by which bacteria infect their hosts, and could one day lead to new drug targets to prevent infection.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 8, 2010
Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors
The new technique, developed by UNC researchers, would be cheaper and could allow doctors to visualize tumors without the use of radiation.
Located in News / 2014 / January
NC TraCS Institute at UNC joins first national research study recruitment registry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has joined more than 51 research institutions around the United States in making information about its clinical research trials available on ResearchMatch, the country’s first registry for recruiting research participants.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 4, 2010
Excellence Fund Seed Grant application available
The Excellence Fund provides Seed Grant Awards to UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals to support innovative research projects which may lead to new treatments and cures for today's diseases. The application deadline is Jan. 28, 2010.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010
Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb
Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.
Located in News / 2012 / June
New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production
A cutting-edge genomic analysis method has helped researchers track new genetic contributors relevant to diabetes. The results provide a first example that the new tool can help decipher many complex diseases such as obesity and cancer.
Located in News / 2012 / December
Center for Women's Health Research at UNC - Winter Newsletter
In this issue: Profile of Dr. Carol Lorenz, Spotlight on Research: Time to Conceive, Submission process for clinical trial research study and New research at Center for Women's Health Research.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010
Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk
Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.
Located in News / 2014 / January
Re-opening of the Animal Models Core Facility
The newly reorganized Animal Models Core Facility, under the direction of Dale Cowley, Ph.D., is now officially open for business.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy
Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study. UNC will enroll patients at locations in Durham and Greensboro, N.C.
Located in News / 2013 / June