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CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting in San Diego, UNC Lineberger's Natalie Grover, MD, presented preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.

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Dr. Saira Sheikh to lead autoimmunity and lupus research program launched by $1 million gift

Dr. Saira Sheikh to lead autoimmunity and lupus research program launched by $1 million gift

A doctor-patient relationship inspires an innovative initiative designed to advance understanding of autoimmune diseases, specifically Sjogren’s and Lupus.

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The Search for a Cure

The Search for a Cure

The UNC School of Medicine's efforts to develop new treatments and potential cures for HIV are featured extensively on UNC-Chapel Hill's home page this week.

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UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.

UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.

A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Rises to Fifth for Federal Research Funding

UNC-Chapel Hill Rises to Fifth for Federal Research Funding

The latest annual R&D survey reinforces Carolina’s position as a top global research university.

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McNaull Receives 2018 Fuller Award

McNaull Receives 2018 Fuller Award

Peggy McNaull, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. McNaull received the award at the November 19 meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.

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Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.

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Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Can Scientists Use Gene Editing for Disease Prevention but Not Human Enhancement?

Can Scientists Use Gene Editing for Disease Prevention but Not Human Enhancement?

CRISPR gene-editing technology is being investigated in research labs around the world in hopes that it might change medicine forever. UNC bioethics professors led by Eric Juengst, PhD, MA, and Jean Cadigan, PhD, weigh in.

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Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, discovered key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neuro-genetic disorder.

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Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.

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UNC Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients, Earns Nomination for AHA Award

UNC Researcher Finds Gender Disparities in Admissions, Treatment for Heart Attack Patients, Earns Nomination for AHA Award

Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, was nominated for the Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Young Investigators in Training for his study showing young women are having proportionally more heart attacks than young men.

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Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

The National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award supports accomplished leaders in cancer research.

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 By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

UNC Lineberger's Dale Ramsden, PhD, and his colleagues published a major study in the journal Science revealing surprising findings about the way major breaks in our DNA are repaired.

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Six UNC Health Care Hospitals Earn Top Safety Grades from Leapfrog

The latest hospital safety scores from the Leapfrog Group are out, and six hospitals affiliated with UNC Health Care received top “A” grades for their work in protecting patients and delivering excellent care.

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Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?

UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.

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A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond

A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond

A diagnosis with a rare type of blood cancer called acute promyelocytic leukemia just days before his wedding influenced Dustin Riedesel's perspective on marriage, and inspired him and his now-wife, Katie, to raise money to support cancer research.

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Blue Cross NC, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate to Expand Rural Primary Care

Blue Cross NC, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate to Expand Rural Primary Care

Blue Cross NC to invest $800,000 in a new UNC-Chapel Hill program that improves access to care, education and employment opportunities throughout Rockingham County.

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Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Procedures

Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Procedures

The program’s major milestone was celebrated in the lobby of the UNC Children’s Hospital Monday morning with speeches from physicians that have made the program possible, along with a kidney transplant patient and his living donor.

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