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.”
This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.
Five Questions for Robert Sandler, a world-renowned gastroenterologist who has challenged a major theory about the cause of diverticulosis.
The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
The new collaborative effort capitalizes on the scientific and clinical strengths of the comprehensive cancer centers at each of the three institutions, working within the National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN).
Some undergraduates haven’t figured out if graduate school is for them or even that grad school in biomedical sciences even exists. Yet they have the smarts and the talent to succeed. UNC PREP was designed for them. After four years, it’s clear the PREP program was designed to succeed.
Previously thought to only play a role in male fertility, the protein DAZAP1 has now been shown to be a major player in how genes are expressed; in cell culture experiments it stifled the progression of several types of cancer cells.
Five UNC School of Medicine graduate students were honored this spring with Impact Awards for their research discoveries.
Braun named President of Medical Foundation of North Carolina and Associate Dean for Development at the UNC School of Medicine
Braun will lead 50 development professionals at the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, a charitable not-for-profit organization that raises private philanthropic funds to support the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Health Care.
Shawn Ahmed, PhD, shows that tweaking specific cellular mechanisms helps tiny worms overcome infertility through a pathway of cellular interactions that result in long life. The finding gives clues to how the molecular interactions in cells of one organism affect progeny many generations later.
"Real Medicine: Stories That Connect" is a new UNC Health Care video series. We are sharing stories that inspire, motivate, and connect the people of UNC Health Care.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.
Last year Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Dr. Natalie Stavas. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred, and both gave help to bombing victims. They came back to Boston to run this year's marathon. Follow their progress in the Storify below!
Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer
At the heart of a new study are two proteins that work together to help cancers metastasize