About half of the obstetrician-gynecologists surveyed in a recent study said they continue to provide annual exams. Drs. Russell Harris and Stacey Sheridan of UNC say this is an outdated practice that may be more harmful than helpful.
Scientists found that among white women, household size and losing a job due to one's diagnosis were reasons for delay in treatment, while among African-American women, the type of treatment received influenced delay.
New evidence by a UNC-led team shows that MerTK macrophage action in the microenvironment that surrounds cancer cells blunts the immune response, allowing the tumor cell to grow and metastasize.
Dr. Ethan Basch of UNC calls for pharmaceutical manufacturers to collect rigorous information on how drugs impact symptoms and quality of life starting early in drug development, and for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include this information in drug labels.
The ENDO Trial is currently enrolling adults between the ages of 21 and 65 who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese.
A UNC research team found that genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) were able to accurately predict human response to a standard chemotherapy drug combination commonly used in the clinic.
The gene, Arl13b, is necessary for the proper construction of the cerebral cortex. The finding offers new insights on normal brain development and illuminates some of the factors behind Joubert’s syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.
Teixeira, a native of Brazil whose research field is plant biology, works in the lab run by his UNC mentor, Jeff Dangl, PhD.
Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.
As we approach National HIV/AIDS Testing Day on June 27, a new call center will connect newly diagnosed North Carolinians with HIV care providers.
Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.
A team of scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Duke University have conducted one of the first studies to directly compare canine and human B-cell lymphoma by examining molecular similarities and differences between the two species.
Better treatments for people suffering from compromised intestinal immunity may emerge from a small-animal model of human intestinal immune development.
Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.
In a new survey, nearly two-thirds of North Carolina high school students who responded said that no health care professional they had seen asked them if they smoke, or advised them against smoking.
A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.
Kathy DeClue of Randolph County was featured in Family House Diaries in August 2012. She celebrated the success of a second stem cell transplant for leukemia by renewing her wedding vows with her husband of 41 years before 80 friends and family.
Clinical geneticist James Evans, MD, PhD helped to open the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The high-tech, high-intensity display celebrates the 10th anniversary of production of the first complete human genome sequence also known as the genetic blueprint of the human body.
A new study by UNC researchers finds that patients with mental health disorders are visiting North Carolina hospital emergency departments in growing numbers.
James Evans, MD, PhD, an international expert in gene patenting and genetics policy, comments on the June 13, 2013 Supreme Court ruling regarding gene patenting.