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UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development
Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.
Located in News / 2017 / September
UNC lung researchers awarded $2.5 million NIH grant to develop new drug compounds
The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.
Located in News / 2017 / September
NIH Increases Funding for UNC/Emory iTech Center
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology (iTech) an additional $13 million to develop interventions for youth at risk for or living with HIV. Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of infectious diseases, is the project's principle investigator.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Sept. 14
Online calculator estimates the impact of changes in breastfeeding rates on population health
The calculator will provide policy makers and advocates with an approximation of the return on investment for interventions that enable women to breastfeed.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Tamera Coyne-Beasley featured in UNC Women in Science series
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, as well as director of the North Carolina Child Research Health Network at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NCTraCS). She is the president of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.
Located in News / 2017 / September
NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzheimer’s therapy
The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.
Located in News / 2017 / September
UNC precision medicine symposium, workshop set for October 31
Sponsored by the UNC School of Medicine Office of Research and NC TraCS, the sessions will focus on leveraging the strengths of UNC researchers and UNC Health Care to develop research related to precision medicine.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Test and Better Treatments
A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick – the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Rapid diagnostic test helps distinguish between severe and uncomplicated malaria in Africa
Working at a health center in rural Uganda, UNC researchers led by Ross Boyce, MD, demonstrated for the first time the potential of using a low-cost, routinely available rapid diagnostic test to detect severe malaria in children.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 24
The Science of Fluoride Flipping
A new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.
Located in News / 2017 / August