New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.
The next chapter in the story of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center begins with a new director, Ned Sharpless, an oncologist with a story to tell.
The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells– a major roadblock to a cure.
Qi Zhang sees himself as a warrior. In his lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wages war on genetic diseases such as cancer and heart disease on a battlefield measured with single atoms.
Dr. Alice Ma, MD, from the Division of Hematology Oncology, was on the Choosing Wisely® task force for the American Society of Hematology (ASH). ASH recently released a list of the five most common hematologic tests, treatments, and procedures that should be questioned by patients and physicians.
Study suggests tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear and improve hearing in the short term, but tubes did not improve speech or language for children with middle ear fluid.
The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.
Because of a continuing active flu season, children 12 years old and younger will not be permitted to visit patients in any inpatient areas, waiting areas and/or play rooms across all of UNC Hospitals. Normal visiting policies for children 12 years old and younger remain in effect for outpatient areas within UNC Hospitals.
The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.
From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains and everywhere in between, we've met some of the finest people in the state.
Photojournalist Nathan Clendenin recounts 2013 highlights from each of these two popular video series.
Dr. Sidney Smith of UNC is a member of the expert panel that wrote the new guidelines.
Nash Health Care Systems today announced that it will affiliate with UNC Health Care. This management services agreement allows Nash Health Care to acquire managerial and operational resources from UNC Health Care.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine found that two on-the-rise esophagus conditions are so similar that even a biopsy is not enough to distinguish one disease from the other.
Tina Schade Willis, a pediatric ICU doctor and winner of the UNC Fuller Award, works to improve teamwork among hospital staff to benefit patients and their families.
A new study provides concrete evidence that poverty can change how the brain grows.
Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.
Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.
Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research by a team led by Russell Harris, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Many of the most popular children’s movies from recent years feature both “obesogenic” behaviors and weight-related stigmatizing content, a study by UNC researchers finds.