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UNC Researcher Helps Find Solutions for Childcare Conundrum at Academic Conferences
Paola Giusti-Rodriguez, PhD, is one of 40 scientists that contributed to a paper outlining the difficulties parents encounter when attending conferences. They offer solutions that could quickly improve attendance and involvement of mothers at these events.
Located in News / 2018 / March
New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors
The lab of Zhen Gu, PhD, in the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering department developed a biodegradable hydrogel scaffold system to release chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs at the tumor site.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Scientists map molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy
Scientists led by UNC McAllister Heart Institute researcher Frank Conlon, PhD, reveal detailed molecular events underlying the transformation of ordinary fibroblast cells into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Integrated Care of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Hosted by UNC School of Medicine
Continuing Professional Education March 10th
Located in News / 2018 / February
Rodgers to deliver 14th Annual Huntley Lecture
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will deliver the 14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture, presented by the Department of Family Medicine. The title of her lecture is "Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Feb. 8
Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Aravind Asokan, PhD, reveal how certain gene-carrying AAV vectors can penetrate the brain more efficiently to treat brain and spinal cord conditions, while reducing liver payload.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Envisioning His Future
Qing Zhang earns a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine for his work understanding oxygen’s role in therapy-resistant tumors.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Kids saying no to cigarettes are saying yes to vaping
In a study led by UNC Family Medicine’s Adam Goldstein, MD, researchers found that efforts are needed to help youth remain nicotine free – especially those adolescents who aren’t otherwise susceptible to smoking cigarettes.
Located in News / 2018 / February
More stroke patients may receive crucial treatments under new guideline
UNC department chair led new guideline writing group.
Located in News / 2018 / January
Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Antipsychotic Drugs
Published in Nature, research from the lab of Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, revealed the first-ever crystal structure of the dopamine 2 receptor bound to an antipsychotic drug – a much-needed discovery in the quest to create effective drugs with fewer side effects to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other conditions.
Located in News / 2018 / January