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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
Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant
Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?
Research led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, showed much lower levels of the protein CXCL5 in older people with clogged arteries.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister Jr., founder of McAllister Heart Institute, passes away
UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute founder and namesake Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister, Jr. passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on June 15, 2018.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
Duke/UNC Team Testing New Strategies to Prevent Clotting in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
CTSA collaborative funding award supports mouse-model research. Nigel Mackman, PhD, of UNC, and Rebekah White, MD, of Duke are leading the effort.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Following the ‘Tinman’
Inspired by a genetic discovery by her PhD mentor, UNC heart researcher Li Qian followed the ‘Tinman’ down the yellow brick road to an award-winning career in science, including the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects
UNC researchers led by Frank Conlon, PhD, shed light on how gene defects lead to congenital heart malformations.
Located in News / 2018 / June
High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients
A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.
Located in News / 2014 / November
How to Turn Damaged Heart Tissue Back into Healthy Heart Muscle: New Details Emerge
Publishing their work in Nature, UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Li Qian, PhD, show how their new research platform helped them discover new cell subpopulations and crucial cellular players in the process of turning damaged heart tissue back into healthy heart muscle. The research platform could be used to study other biological processes and create tailored therapies.
Located in News / 2017 / October
It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects
The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.
Located in News / 2016 / November