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Researchers find clues to drug resistance in medulloblastoma subtype

Researchers find clues to drug resistance in medulloblastoma subtype

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers led by Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, and Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD, have new evidence to explain how drug resistance develops in a major subtype of medulloblastoma, the most common invasive brain tumor in children.

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A Full Breakdown of All Vaping Industry Academic Scholarships to High Schoolers

A Full Breakdown of All Vaping Industry Academic Scholarships to High Schoolers

Led by Adam Goldstein, MD, UNC Family Medicine researchers published details on how electronic cigarette companies offer academic scholarships to high school-age teenagers and young adults, showing a disconnect between the industry’s desire to increase vaping among young people and the desire of health advocates to decrease such usage.

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Life’s Clockwork: Scientist Shows How Molecular Engines Keep Us Ticking

Life’s Clockwork: Scientist Shows How Molecular Engines Keep Us Ticking

Charles Carter, PhD, published seminal work on the inner workings of chemical machines inside our cells that turn energy into action, the foundation of life.

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Remembering Dr. Robert Bashford

Remembering Dr. Robert Bashford

Dr. Robert Bashford, Associate Dean for Rural Initiatives and former Associate Dean for Admissions at the UNC School of Medicine, has passed away. Read a message from Drs. Wesley Burks and Cristy Page.

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The Ultimate Telemedicine: UNC Expert Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission

The Ultimate Telemedicine: UNC Expert Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission

Blood clot expert Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, consulted NASA on how to treat a U.S. astronaut’s deep vein thrombosis during a mission on the International Space Station. Moll co-wrote a case study on the successful treatment that has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: UNC’s BBSP at 12 Years Old

Training Tomorrow’s Scientists: UNC’s BBSP at 12 Years Old

With the number of applicants growing each year, UNC’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (BBSP) has become a leader in introductory programs for students pursuing graduate degrees in the life and biomedical sciences. From lab rotations, wellness resources to career exploration opportunities, BBSP continues to train better students to become even better scientists.

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What Happens When Your Immune System and Antibiotics Don't Work together?

What Happens When Your Immune System and Antibiotics Don't Work together?

Research from the lab of Brian Conlon, PhD, shows that as the innate immune system attacks Staphylococcus aureus, the immune system also stops antibiotics from being able to efficiently kill. This antagonism may lead antibiotics to fail.

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Happy Holidays from Dr. Wesley Burks

Happy Holidays from Dr. Wesley Burks

Watch this Holiday greeting from Wesley Burks, MD, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine.

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First U.S. Study Shows Strong Results for Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

First U.S. Study Shows Strong Results for Minimally Invasive Procedure to Treat Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

Ari Isaacson, MD, director of clinical research in the UNC School of Medicine’s department of radiology, led a pilot study to investigate the effectiveness of using genicular artery embolization for long-term treatment of knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.

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Scientists Show How Tiny, Mutated Neuron Antennae Impair Brain Connectivity

Scientists Show How Tiny, Mutated Neuron Antennae Impair Brain Connectivity

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Eva Anton, PhD, found that defective primary cilia can modulate connectivity between neurons during brain development and cause rare neurodevelopmental conditions called Joubert-syndrome related disorders.

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Scientists Visualize Competition Between Healthy, Dysfunctional Platelets

Scientists Visualize Competition Between Healthy, Dysfunctional Platelets

In some patients with blood disorders, platelet transfusion therapy doesn’t work. UNC School of Medicine scientists used real-time imaging and mouse models to show why. Their work, led by Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, could guide clinical studies and better use of platelet therapy.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This is the fourth annual class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars, and the recipients are Chad Pecot, Li Qian, Gregory Scherrer, Greg Wang.

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Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption

Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, found that alcohol consumption is regulated by the activity of a particular set of neurons in a specific brain region, a discovery that could lead to a better understanding of why some casual drinkers develop an alcohol use disorder.

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Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients

Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients

The husband-and-wife scientists from UC San Francisco will be honored at a spring event at UNC-Chapel Hill for their seminal research discoveries on the development and function of the nervous system.

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UNC HIV Researchers Featured

UNC HIV Researchers Featured

The Office of University Communications at UNC-Chapel Hill featured UNC School of Medicine researchers for their decades of dedication in fighting the HIV epidemic.

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How Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling

How Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling

Richard Wolfenden, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, details how white rot fungi produce enzymes that turn out to be key players in the carbon cycle.

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UNC Hosts World AIDS Day Event, CFAR Symposium

UNC Hosts World AIDS Day Event, CFAR Symposium

Friday December 6, the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and Center for AIDS Research will host event special event at the Bioinformatics Building. Elsevier Press recently reviewed the impact of institutions in HIV research worldwide, and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked fourth.

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Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process

Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process

Led by the UNC School of Medicine lab of Leslie Parise, PhD, researchers created an artificial intelligence tool to measure NETosis, an important inflammatory process by which certain white blood cells trap invaders like bacteria. This work will help scientists find ways to stop or promote the process in disease states.

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