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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
A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs
A new lab model developed by UNC’s Carla Ribeiro, PhD, and colleagues can be used to test new therapeutics for cystic fibrosis.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity
UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.
Located in News / 2017 / November
How do adult brain circuits regulate new neuron production?
In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song and colleagues discovered a long-distance brain circuit that controls the production of new neurons in the hippocampus.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Why do some head knocks cause more damage than others?
As researchers piece together puzzling patterns of brain damage after concussions, UNC researchers led by Gianmarco Pinton, PhD, found that damaging shock waves intensified deep inside the brain after head impacts.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment
In lab experiments and animal models, UNC and NC State researchers led by Zhen Gu, PhD, designed synthetic beta cells to secrete insulin in response to high blood sugar.
Located in News / 2017 / October
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
UNC Medical Center Offers Innovative Non-surgical Treatment for Enlarged Prostate
Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is a catheter-based procedure to help improve symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Key Psychiatric Drug Target Comes Into Focus
UC San Francisco and UNC-Chapel Hill team solves first ever high-resolution structure of dopamine receptor. Details of the work were published today in Science.
Located in News / 2017 / October
UNC Center for Health Innovation recognized again by Becker’s Hospital Review
This is the third year in a row that the Center has been included on Becker’s list.
Located in News / 2017 / October