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Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

James F. Howard Jr., MD, professor in the UNC Department of Neurology, was principal investigator of the phase 3 trial for the experimental drug efgartigimod, developed by Belgian pharmaceutical company Argenx.

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Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection

Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, and colleagues used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to pinpoint a sugar-fatty acid molecule that acts like a gatekeeper to hepatitis A virus infection of human cells.

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Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

Scientists around the country are creating a secure, central database of electronic health records from coronavirus patients to aid in the ongoing effort to treat patients effectively. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the NC TraCS Institute.

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Ting Elected President of American Association of Immunologists

Ting Elected President of American Association of Immunologists

Jenny P. Ting, PhD, was selected as the 2020-2021 President of the American Association of Immunologists. Established in 1913, AAI has become the most prestigious association of immunologists in the world with nearly 8,000 scientists in 71 countries.

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Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine announce intent to partner at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine have signed a letter of intent to enhance medical education and clinical services at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (“NHRMC”), in the event the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners ultimately chooses to affiliate or form a joint venture with, or sell to Novant Health.

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Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine announce intent to partner at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Novant Health, UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine announce intent to partner at New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Per the letter of intent, the organizations are committed to expanding the medical education program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, including enhancing the long-standing pediatric program and other service lines as appropriate.

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