Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.
UNC School of Medicine receives $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support primary care medical scholarship program
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine has received a $3 million gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust for a scholarship program aimed at inspiring North Carolina’s best medical students to pursue careers in primary care medicine in rural and urban underserved areas of the state.
UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre
The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.
UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.
Though cancer screening has come a long way, physicians still do not thoroughly discuss with patients the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures before decisions are made to undergo the screenings, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC physician.
Maya Styner, MD, unveils a new kind of study showing how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones.
A majority said they were worried about potential ethical consequences in the doctor-patient relationship.
Graduate student Alice Stamatakis uses optogenetics to study the complicated circuitry behind reward, addiction, and aversion.
The newest American Diabetes Association treatment guidelines for the disease are in place at UNC Medical Center.
This marks the seventh consecutive year that UNC Hospitals has been ranked among the nation’s preeminent pediatric facilities by U.S. News Media Group.
If you happen to walk through Rex Hospital in Raleigh and pass Eugene Taylor, you’ll know it.
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.