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30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC
On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.
Located in News / 2011 / June
2011 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture - text and video available
Ronald Falk, MD presented "The Essential Need for a Climate of Creativity in Academic Hospitals: The ANCA Vasculitis Story" on Monday, Oct. 3.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / Oct. 6
‘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
‘Flying carpet’ technique delivers one-two punch of anticancer drugs
Researchers in the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering department have used nanoscale graphene to improve upon traditional delivery of two cancer drugs.
Located in News / 2015 / January
‘Moonshot to Malawi’ outlines global cancer disparities
UNC Lineberger member Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Located in News / 2016 / April
‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs
Pharmacology’s Bryan Roth teamed with UCSF and European researchers to create a platform to screen hundreds of millions of never-before-synthesized compounds and then produce remarkably potent antibacterial and psychiatric drug candidates.
Located in News / 2019 / February
2019 Marks UNC’s Third Year Participating in Largest Genetic Autism Research Study
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, director of research at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, said one of the main goals of the SPARK project is to help determine the genes that cause autism.
Located in News / 2019 / April
A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’
Using a new ‘chemogenetic’ technique invented at UNC, scientists turn neurons ‘on’ and ‘off’ to demonstrate how brain circuits control behavior in mice. This unique tool – the first to result from the NIH BRAIN Initiative – will help scientists understand how to modulate neurons to more effectively treat diseases.
Located in News / 2015 / April
A Daughter’s Calling
A science class captured Catherine Fahey’s imagination. A mother’s battle with cancer led her to pursue medicine as a career. At UNC, Fahey found a home at the junction of research and patient care.
Located in News / 2015 / September
A dress rehearsal for surgery
UNC School of Medicine and NC State researchers create 3D-printed models of temporal bones to be used for surgical simulation in pediatric cases and for patients with unusual anatomy.
Located in News / 2015 / April