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Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment

Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment

UNC researchers have created an injectable multi-drug delivery system that is removable, biodegradable and effective for up to a year in some cases. First author Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, MSc, says the ability to administer multiple drugs with this implant is an important advancement in this research.

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Zylka Lab awarded $6.1 million from NIH to develop CRISPR/Cas9 gene therapy for Angelman syndrome, study UBE3A autism gene with Philpot Lab

Zylka Lab awarded $6.1 million from NIH to develop CRISPR/Cas9 gene therapy for Angelman syndrome, study UBE3A autism gene with Philpot Lab

Mark Zylka, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was awarded NIH funding for two 5-year projects, one jointly with Ben Philpot, PhD, to develop new knowledge with the potential to advance treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Susan G. Komen Announces $26-million Investment in Research Focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Treatments

Susan G. Komen Announces $26-million Investment in Research Focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Treatments

UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researchers Lisa Carey, MD, Charles Perou, PhD, and Hector Franco, PhD, received $1,450,000 in research funding. They were the only North Carolina-based researchers awarded Komen grants.

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External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations  for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.

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CBD May Alleviate Seizures, Benefit Behaviors in People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

CBD May Alleviate Seizures, Benefit Behaviors in People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Ben Philpot, PhD, and Bin Gu, PhD, found that cannabidiol had anti-seizure effects and behavior benefits in animal models of Angelman syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder.

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