Latest News

International Group of Scientists Create ‘Imaging Africa’ Initiative

International Group of Scientists Create ‘Imaging Africa’ Initiative

UNC School of Medicine’s Klaus Hahn, PhD, and colleagues from around the world will lead an intensive workshop and symposium to increase student knowledge of microscope technologies, including cellphone-based technology and super-resolution modalities. The workshop and symposium are free to all student scientists in Africa.

International Group of Scientists Create ‘Imaging Africa’ Initiative - Read More…

Study finds treatment inequities for pain following cesarean deliveries

Study finds treatment inequities for pain following cesarean deliveries

Jasmine Johnson, MD, and Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, conducted research highlighting the need for continued efforts to undo biases in medical care. Many such efforts have been put in place at the UNC Medical Center, the UNC School of Medicine, and across the UNC Health Care system.

Study finds treatment inequities for pain following cesarean deliveries - Read More…

Ashkin, Rosen serve as co-guest editors for November issue of NCMJ

Ashkin, Rosen serve as co-guest editors for November issue of NCMJ

Evan Ashkin, MD, and David Rosen MD, PhD, are guest editors in the current issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal, which centers on health and the criminal justice system.

Ashkin, Rosen serve as co-guest editors for November issue of NCMJ - Read More…

Researchers Link Specific Protein Mutations to Ataxia Disease Symptoms

Researchers Link Specific Protein Mutations to Ataxia Disease Symptoms

Jonathan Schisler, MS, PhD, led research showing that limiting the activity of a mutant CHIP protein could decrease symptom severity for people with cerebral ataxia, a debilitating disease of the nervous system.

Researchers Link Specific Protein Mutations to Ataxia Disease Symptoms - Read More…

UNC awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant

UNC awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant

Led by J. Victor Garcia, PhD, biomedical researchers have begun a three-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop and implement an effective ultra-long-acting antiviral delivery system to combat the spread of HIV.

UNC awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant - Read More…

Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt

Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt

From the UNC School of Medicine lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, and Stanford University lab of Ashby Morrison, PhD, comes a solution to the mystery of “crotonyl” marks in the genome that may have relevance for the treatment of various forms of cancer.

Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt - Read More…

Three ‘Art in Science’ Competition Winners Demonstrate Beauty of Science

In honor of University Research Week at UNC-Chapel Hill, the UNC School of Medicine is featuring three winning images from its “Art in Science” competition, images that embody the spirit of discovery, the importance of innovation and collaboration, and the visual beauty of biomedical research.

Three ‘Art in Science’ Competition Winners Demonstrate Beauty of Science - Read More…

CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development

CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development

UNC School of Medicine researchers are the first to show in animal models that components of marijuana, including its cannabinoids THC and CBD, can cause brain and facial birth defects if used during the first trimester of pregnancy.

CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development - Read More…

PPD ACT Research App Gets Makeover, Social Media Boost

PPD ACT Research App Gets Makeover, Social Media Boost

Mom Genes Fight PPD made its debut last week at the Marcé of North America (MONA) perinatal mental health conference hosted by UNC. The research app, formerly called PPD ACT, along with its website and social media pages, were transformed in an effort to renew interest and participation in the postpartum depression (PPD) genetics study.

PPD ACT Research App Gets Makeover, Social Media Boost - Read More…

UNC Hosts International Perinatal Mental Health Conference

UNC Hosts International Perinatal Mental Health Conference

Improving the lives of mothers, babies, and families was the focus at the Marcé of North America (MONA) 4th Biennial Conference on Perinatal Mental Health. MONA is the regional group of the international Marcé Society— a perinatal mental health research organization.

UNC Hosts International Perinatal Mental Health Conference - Read More…

Mental health disturbance, substance use are not associated with medication nonadherence to chronic hepatitis C treatment

Mental health disturbance, substance use are not associated with medication nonadherence to chronic hepatitis C treatment

The study, led by Donna M. Evon, PhD, from UNC’s division of gastroenterology and hepatology, finds no justification for disqualifying patients with chronic hepatitis C from receiving Hep C treatment based on mental health and substance use status.

Mental health disturbance, substance use are not associated with medication nonadherence to chronic hepatitis C treatment - Read More…

Adimora Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Adimora Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, in the department of medicine, was selected for this honor for her integral work in the field of HIV prevention.

Adimora Elected to National Academy of Medicine - Read More…

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

UNC Lineberger’s Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and colleagues have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children. Their research was published in the journal Development.

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth - Read More…

Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples

Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Jen Jen Yeh, MD, vice chair for research in the Department of Surgery, designed a computational method to distinguish cancerous tissue from the surrounding connective tissue and cells known as stroma, as well as from immune cells in the tumor’s environment, to drive personalized treatment strategies for cancer patients.

Researchers develop method for separating tissue types in tumor samples - Read More…

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children.

Researchers identify possible approach to block medulloblastoma growth - Read More…

E-cigarette Flavors Decrease Perception of Harm Among Youth

E-cigarette Flavors Decrease Perception of Harm Among Youth

Led by UNC Family Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers, a systematic review of scientific literature revealed the role flavored e-cigarettes have on product preference, appeal, harm perceptions, willingness to use, and initiation among youth. Flavors similarly affect adult e-cigarette use, though the relationship between e-cigarette flavors and cessation of cigarette smoking among adults remains unclear.

E-cigarette Flavors Decrease Perception of Harm Among Youth - Read More…