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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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UNC Medical Students Lead Week of “Stop The Bleed” Workshops

UNC Medical Students Lead Week of “Stop The Bleed” Workshops

“Stop The Bleed” (STB) is a nationwide initiative focused on teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. Student Interdepartmental “Stop The Bleed” Interest Group Co-founder and instructor Elexis Hollingsworth led the week-long workshop for School of Medicine students.

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2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff

2019 Oncology Excellence Awards celebrate compassionate nurses and staff

The awards honor oncology nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff for exceptional care of and devotion to individuals with cancer and their families and to the oncology profession.

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NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

UNC Lineberger’s Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, and Donald Rosenstein, MD, will use the grant to connect cancer patients with potential financial support resources in Carteret, Dare, Jackson, Lenoir, and Nash counties.

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N.C. Cancer Hospital: A decade of hope and healing

N.C. Cancer Hospital: A decade of hope and healing

This fall marks 10 years since the opening of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer center built by the people of North Carolina for the people.

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