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African Americans experience longer delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
The study is the first published population-based examination of racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment delay.
Located in News / 2013 / April
Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival disparities
In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have “triple negative,” or “basal-like,” breast cancers, a subtype that does not express any of the receptors for targeted biologic therapies. The study also identified variation by race within a clinical breast cancer type that has the greatest mortality disparity.
Located in News / 2017 / August
AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds
Findings by UNC researchers may help identify children at risk shortly after birth, making early intervention possible; John H. Gilmore, MD, from the department of psychiatry is senior author.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure
Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 30
All the Cell’s a Stage
Brian Strahl, PhD, and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development.
Located in News / 2014 / October
ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease
UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.
Located in News / 2017 / July
Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms
Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease.
Located in News / 2013 / March
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health
UNC researchers led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, reviewed more than 300 apps in the health and fitness categories of app stores for hands-free, voice-activated assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant; they found very few had a clear health focus.
Located in News / 2018 / September
An Epigenetic First: researchers pinpoint protein's role in key biological process
UNC researchers help piece together how the key players in DNA methylation work together during gene regulation, a key finding needed to develop better therapies.
Located in News / 2016 / September
And Then There Were Two . . .
From aspiring soccer star to world-renowned biochemist, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, joined Carolina’s other Nobel Laureate, Oliver Smithies, PhD, during a celebration of science at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2015 / October