UNC Hospitals has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer.
Study highlights need to focus not only on PTSD for understanding violence in veterans
The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.
Seventh-year MD-PhD students Kate Hacker and Audrey Verde have a lot in common. They’re both from Wilmington – Kate from Delaware’s, Audrey from North Carolina’s – they share a weakness for books/television shows involving forensics, and they’re passionate about medical research. Most recently, their interests merged when they co-founded UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science, a student group committed to reducing gender disparities in medical research. Reaching out to young women interested in becoming physician-scientists is one of their goals. These 5 tips from them are designed to help young women researchers promote themselves and discover career opportunities.
Kate Hacker and Audrey Verde, seventh-year students in the MD-PhD program at Carolina, were aware of gender disparities in science. It wasn’t until they became more familiar with the research, however, that the inequalities pushed them to act.
The invitation for Kevin Guskiewiz came after a series of expert interviews with the White House Office of Science and Technology, where he was asked his thoughts about new directions for concussion research.
Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? New research provides part of the explanation.
A former Chapel Hill dentist now retired in Carteret County gets a second chance at life thanks to the donation of a kidney from his adult son.
The UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center has been selected as the new home for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA), the Arthritis Foundation announced on May 28.
The IMSD program attracts underrepresented students in the biomedical sciences
Frequent in-person home visits can reduce both readmission and death for patients with heart failure
Home-visiting programs and multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The work, by UNC researchers, adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that nontraditional approaches to health care are becoming ever more important in managing health and disease.
Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.
The new technology is more efficient than, cheaper than, and as accurate as conventional lab tests used to identify bacterial and fungal infections in patient samples.
Graduate student Lindsay Jaacks conducts the first ever study of diet and type 1 diabetes in a developing country and sets her sights on the effects of pollution.
UNC researchers found that Chiari type 1 malformations of the brain are more common in children of depressed mothers treated with a certain group of antidepressants during pregnancy; genes and severity of illness may be involved.
Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.
By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.
Moe Lim, MD, is a spine surgeon in the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. This video is the first in a new UNC Health Care System series called, “Real Medicine: Stories that Connect.”