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HIV-infected cells persist in cerebrospinal fluid, linked to poorer neurocognitive performance

HIV-infected cells persist in cerebrospinal fluid, linked to poorer neurocognitive performance

A new study finds that nearly half of cells sampled from the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV patients had viral DNA, even though the patients had been on antiretroviral treatment for several years. The late Kevin R. Robertson, PhD, was co-lead author, and Joseph J. Eron, MD, is a co-author.

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Researchers identify anorexia nervosa genetic variants, redefine disorder as metabolic and psychiatric

Researchers identify anorexia nervosa genetic variants, redefine disorder as metabolic and psychiatric

The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC’s Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, and Gerome Breen, PhD, of King’s College London suggests that the origins of the eating disorder include a combination of metabolic and psychiatric components.

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Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

The largest philanthropic organization in India will scale up an innovative mental health training program created by Christina Cruz, MD, EdM, to help children with mental health issues.

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NC, SC Join Forces to Combat HIV Epidemic

NC, SC Join Forces to Combat HIV Epidemic

The “Carolinas United to End HIV (CUE-HIV)” partnership aims to decrease the number of HIV infections by 90 percent in ten years.

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Scientists Invent Fast Method for ‘Directed Evolution’ of Molecules

Scientists Invent Fast Method for ‘Directed Evolution’ of Molecules

The technique, dubbed VEGAS and created in the lab of Bryan L. Roth, works in mammalian cells and can yield useful new molecules within days, providing scientists with a powerful new research tool and a potential route to better therapeutics for various diseases.

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North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the July 4th Holiday

North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the July 4th Holiday

There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day. The physicians and staff at UNC’s Burn Center hope you do them all safely.

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Studying Premature Babies to Understand Environmental Impacts on Children’s Health

Studying Premature Babies to Understand Environmental Impacts on Children’s Health

UNC School of Medicine researchers are 15 years into a long-term study to learn how to optimize the health of children born at less than 28 weeks gestation, including identifying factors that help them succeed in school and develop social and communication skills.

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Foundation of Hope awards nearly half a million dollars for SOM research

Foundation of Hope awards nearly half a million dollars for SOM research

Seven UNC School of Medicine researchers were awarded grants to combat a range of conditions, including bulimia, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and mood disorders.

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Autism May Arise from Genetic Defect During ‘Scaffolding’ of Developing Brain

Autism May Arise from Genetic Defect During ‘Scaffolding’ of Developing Brain

Led by Eva Anton, PhD, scientists have uncovered details of a key cellular mechanism crucial for brain development. This process of brain development is spawned by a gene that, when mutated, had previously been linked to the development of autism.

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Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy

Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy

The lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that could inform the creation of 'chronochemotherapies' -- strategies using chemo to treat cancer patients at particular times of day to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize side effects.

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UNC Project-Malawi Researchers Receive Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

UNC Project-Malawi Researchers Receive Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund groundbreaking research in global health and development, including a project to lessen infant antibiotic use in Africa led by UNC Project-Malawi’s Tisungane Mvalo.

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Researchers find correlation between vaping cannabis and other tobacco use

Researchers find correlation between vaping cannabis and other tobacco use

UNC Family Medicine researchers Sarah Kowitt, PhD, MPH, and Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, lead new study on teen rates for using e-cigarette devices to vape marijuana.

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UNC Health Care Launches Innovative Fully Integrated Epic Telehealth Solution

UNC Health Care Launches Innovative Fully Integrated Epic Telehealth Solution

App enhances patient experience enabling video visits with their providers; providers benefit from one-click video workflow, fully embedded within the patient chart

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Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

Scientists discover new method for developing tracers used for medical imaging

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Zibo Li, PhD, said their findings could make it possible to attach radioactive tags to compounds that previously have been difficult or even impossible to label.

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Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells

Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells

UNC McAllister Heart Institute scientists led by Li Qian, PhD, developed a single-cell genomics pipeline to discover the molecular roadmap underlying the conversion of human scar-making fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.

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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Led by Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, and Bhishamjit Chera, MD, UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers believe their findings could help identify patients with characteristics linked to improved treatment response.

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UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members

The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the 2019 Creativity Hubs Awards to accelerate solutions to societal challenges. These are two-year grants for up to $500,000.

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In Remembrance of Dr. Kevin Robertson

In Remembrance of Dr. Kevin Robertson

Kevin Robertson, PhD, a professor in the department of neurology for more than 30 years, passed away Sunday after an extended battle with cancer.

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UNC Health Care Announces Initiatives to Restore Confidence in Pediatric Heart Surgery Program

Steps include releasing data on patient outcomes, forming an external advisory board, pausing some complex surgeries temporarily, investing in program enhancements and more

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