Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contribute to survival disparity in African-Americans
A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.
The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.
The video series aims to inspire African Americans to consider the field of medicine by showing them the stories of others who’ve done so successfully. Film makers were recently in Chapel Hill to spotlight the work of Cedric Bright, MD, and Sean McLean, MD, both UNC School of Medicine alumni faculty members working tirelessly to recruit and inspire the next generation of UNC-trained physicians.
The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to pursue exclusive negotiations to create a management services agreement with UNC Health Care, hospital officials announced Wednesday, March 23.
On March 18, the UNC School of Medicine held its annual Match Day celebration. Medical students, faculty, family and friends packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the festivities.
UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.
UNC researchers say long-lasting injections of an HIV drug could improve adherence to medication regimens, a major challenge in the management of the disease.
Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.
Five UNC School of Medicine students detail the unique experiences that led them to Match Day.
The study published in The Lancet showed no therapeutic benefit of empiric TB therapy for patients with HIV.
Study could lead to new drug development targets for forms of anxiety that are more pathological, such as those associated with excessive alcohol intake or opiate abuse.
Buse led a global clinical trial on the new type-2 diabetes drug iDegLira, and he spoke to the local news station about the best ways to screen for the disease.
Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.
North Carolina voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said yes to the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum – and to higher education.
The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.
In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger researchers reported they found markedly low levels of the protein NLRX1 in multiple laboratory models of colorectal cancer, and in samples of human tissue. Studies have shown that the protein is known to be involved in regulating immune system signals in order to prevent hyperactive inflammatory responses by the immune system, but UNC Lineberger researchers believe their finding also points to a role for the protein in preventing colorectal cancer growth. Based on their findings, they believe they’ve identified a potential treatment for colorectal cancer with low NLRX1.
World Health Organization announced a public health emergency because of Zika in February, a year after the virus was first detected in Brazil.
When Joe Jenkins entered UNC School of Medicine in the 1970s, Berryhill Hall was a new medical education building that fit the times. But more than 40 years later, the building’s limitations – both in size and design – are impediments to overcome for medical students like Krishan Sivaraj.
While efforts to address the issue at UNC continue, a national leader on the subject visited to discuss his research and was welcomed with a full auditorium.