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Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

Study findings suggest that cognitive computing could help physicians to stay abreast of an ever-expanding body of scientific literature as well as highlight potential cancer therapeutic options.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards grant to Savoldo for immunotherapy research

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards grant to Savoldo for immunotherapy research

A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would include a built-in "safety switch."

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New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment

New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment

In a significant step toward personalized medicine for cystic fibrosis, a minimally-invasive technique shows promise as a fast, inexpensive indicator to help more patients access new treatments.

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UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows

Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences.

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How to Reverse Protein Clumping, a hallmark of ALS

How to Reverse Protein Clumping, a hallmark of ALS

Watch this UNC School of Medicine Science Short featuring Todd Cohen, PhD, and his lab's work on the underpinnings of two debilitating diseases.

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Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?

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.

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Muñoz receives Fuller Award

Muñoz receives Fuller Award

Cristina Muñoz, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Muñoz received the award on Nov. 13 at a meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.

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A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

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.

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Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Michelle Hernandez, MD, found that asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways. The study points to a new way to control asthma’s chronic symptoms.

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Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity

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.

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Researchers use a skin patch, infrared light, and melanin to battle melanoma

Researchers use a skin patch, infrared light, and melanin to battle melanoma

In lab experiments led by Zhen Gu, PhD, UNC and NC State scientists were able to trigger naturally occurring melanin to boost an immune response against skin cancer cells in mice.

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Buse leads clinical trial of new diabetes treatment

Buse leads clinical trial of new diabetes treatment

The study is designed to evaluate whether TTP399 is well tolerated when administered as an add-on to insulin therapy and can improve daily glucose profiles and HbA1c in people living with type 1 diabetes.

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New study aims to reduce opioid use while managing chronic pain

New study aims to reduce opioid use while managing chronic pain

A principal investigator of the study is UNC’s Dr. Paul Chelminski, a professor at the UNC School of Medicine with extensive experience studying best practices of prescribing and managing long-term opioid use.

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Researchers Compile Scientific Evidence Behind “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” Ahead of National Eating Disorder Conference

Researchers Compile Scientific Evidence Behind “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” Ahead of National Eating Disorder Conference

To better educate the public and physicians on what is and isn’t true about eating disorders, UNC’s Cynthia Bulik and fellow researchers delved into the science to substantiate the “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders.”

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Gopal to be Winter Commencement speaker

Gopal to be Winter Commencement speaker

Dr. Satish Gopal, an innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, will be the featured speaker at UNC's Winter Commencement ceremony.

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How do adult brain circuits regulate new neuron production?

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.

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Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients

Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients

A study co-authored by Rick Stouffer, III, MD, the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of cardiology at UNC, highlights potential of personalized medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose from the Primordial Muck

New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose from the Primordial Muck

UNC School of Medicine's Charles Carter and New Zealand's Peter Wills use experimental evidence to overturn widely accepted theory on the dawn of life on Earth.

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Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award

Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award

The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.

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UNC bioethicists analyze new CDC interim guidelines for Zika testing in pregnancy

UNC bioethicists analyze new CDC interim guidelines for Zika testing in pregnancy

Elana Jaffe and Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, are co-authors of a JAMA Viewpoint article arguing that patients and providers across the country should be aware of the ways in which these guidelines shift more responsibility into their hands.

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