A new study led by UNC scientists shows that a common cancer drug can activate a viral infection that, paradoxically, can help anti-viral medications eradicate virus-associated cancer.
Findings have potential for cancer, other age-related diseases
McLean, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, is one of only 11 nationwide selected this year to receive an award from the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.
Partnership for a Healthier America also named former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D., and Newark Mayor Cory Booker as honorary co-chairs of the organization and Dr. James R. Gavin III as chair of the board.
Biofeedback is more effective than two other treatments for a type of chronic rectal pain called levator ani syndrome, according to a study published in the journal Gastroenterology. UNC's William E. Whitehead, Ph.D., is a co-author of the study.
These findings give physicians more reason to search for a more specific diagnosis and could possibly lead to more precise treatments, said UNC's Susan Girdler, Ph.D.
Dr. Clarke-Pearson is chair of obstetrics and gynecology in the UNC School of medicine.
For the first time in his life, Justin Hughes, a 26-year-old cystic fibrosis patient from Ash, N.C., is able to breathe normally and sleep without coughing thanks to a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals.
For National Nutrition Month in March, UNC Health Care experts explain why your local farmers market could be the best place to find healthy food.
John B. Buse, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected to receive a Clinical Excellence award at the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Awards ceremony.
Ana Caicedo, who suffered a traumatic head injury at age 12, says she has "arrived at good health because of acupuncture" at UNC. In this video, she tells her story.
The study, published online by the journal Biological Psychiatry, is the first study done with monkeys that examines the effects of flu during pregnancy.
David B. Peden, M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
Leigh Callahan, Ph.D., a member of UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has been working as part of the 12-member steering committee for the past two years to develop this new initiative. The agenda makes 10 recommendations designed to dramatically reduce the impact of osteoarthritis on Americans.
Children who have been abused psychologically, physically or sexually are more likely to suffer unexplained abdominal pain and nausea or vomiting than children who have not been abused, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Results of the study, which was designed and led by UNC researchers, are published in the March/April 2010 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.
QUANTEC review replaces 20-year old guidelines
A study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers found that obese children as young as 3 years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.
More Americans than ever are suffering from allergies. As spring allergy season approaches, expert Maya Jerath explains what researchers do – and do not – know about why we get them.
New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the addition or removal of a certain type of chemical tag – called an acetyl group – onto metabolic enzymes plays a key role in how cellular metabolism is regulated.