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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
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
Are e-cigarettes ‘safer’ than regular cigarettes?
UNC School of Medicine researchers lead new study showing that e-cigarettes trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses in human airways.
Located in News / 2017 / October
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