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Post Heart Attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?
For the first time, UNC scientists detail crucial differences in two leading methods for generating heart muscle cells, a key strategy for new post-heart attack therapies.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards
The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced four recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, including two UNC School of Medicine faculty members.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Remembering renowned blood researcher Harold Roberts
This past weekend, long-time UNC School of Medicine professor Harold Roberts, MD, passed away. He and Kenneth Brinkhous developed the first highly purified factor VIII, which remains the primary therapy for people with hemophilia.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Test and Better Treatments
A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick – the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.
Located in News / 2017 / September
‘The joy of science’: Remembering Dr. Smithies, Carolina’s first Nobel laureate
Hundreds of Carolina faithful gathered together on Tuesday evening to pay tribute to Dr. Oliver Smithies, a world-renowned scientist and UNC’s first Nobel Laureate, who passed away after a short illness in January. He was 91.
Located in News / 2017 / April
The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments
University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.
Located in News / 2017 / March
UNC researchers featured in American Society of Hematology video
UNC’s Nigel Key and Alisa Wolberg labs were featured in a recent video produced by the American Society of Hematology to urge continued National Institutes of Health support for ongoing research of venous thromboembolism and other hematologic conditions.
Located in News / 2017 / March
A Gene’s Journey from Covert to Celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Located in News / 2017 / January
UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC
Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.
Located in News / 2016 / April
‘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