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Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.

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Cameron named Chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Cameron named Chair of Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Craig E. Cameron, PhD, has been named Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, effective September 1, 2019. Cameron comes to UNC from Pennsylvania State University, where he holds the title of Eberly Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant

Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant

Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.

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New studies aim to improve melanoma diagnosis

A pair of studies led by UNC Lineberger's Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, and Kathleen Conway Dorsey, PhD, could aid in improved diagnosis for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Zeng wins Outstanding Individual Performance Award

Zeng wins Outstanding Individual Performance Award

Allergen Biologics created this award due to its first-rate relationship with Xinghua Zeng, the lab manager for the UNC Vector Core, which provides AAV products to researchers around the world.

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Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy May Allow Patients to Eat Egg Safely for Years after Treatment

Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy May Allow Patients to Eat Egg Safely for Years after Treatment

Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study show what life after egg oral immunotherapy can look like for people with egg allergies.

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Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits

Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits

Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.

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 Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought

Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought

Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed on an animal, challenging previous theories.

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Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators, led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating in clinical trials can provide valuable information.

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Lorenzo earns ADA junior faculty award

Lorenzo earns ADA junior faculty award

The American Diabetes Association selected Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, as a winner of its Junior Faculty Development Award, which carries with it funding for further research on diabetes-related investigations.

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UNC’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Launches Website

UNC’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders Launches Website

The new website aims to train health care providers and improve eating disorder awareness among the public. UNC's Christine M. Peat, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, is Program Director for the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED).

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Mayer-Davis selected as member of 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Mayer-Davis selected as member of 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the appointment of 20 nationally recognized scientists to serve on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, including Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nutrition.

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Virus linked to cancer takes over ‘cellular mail’ to alter tumor environment

Virus linked to cancer takes over ‘cellular mail’ to alter tumor environment

A UNC Lineberger study, led by Dirk Dittmer, PhD, reports the Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus can commandeer a system involved in how host cells can affect changes in neighboring cells.

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Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

Researchers discover potential attack strategy for aggressive breast cancer

UNC Lineberger researchers including Leslie Parise, PhD, and department of pharmacology doctoral student Alex Chung have designed a novel way to attack an aggressive breast cancer.

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CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

UNC School of Medicine researchers from the lab of J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, are co-authors of a study on the creation of pluripotent stem cells that avoided transplant rejection in lab studies.

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Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s David Ollila, MD, FACS, reviewed the results for 80 adult metastatic melanoma patients treated with talimogene laherparepvec, or TVEC.

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Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

UNC Lineberger researchers uncovered county-level factors linked to higher colorectal cancer mortality rates in a cluster of counties in northeastern North Carolina. The study’s first author is Tzy-Mey Kuo, PhD, research associate at UNC Lineberger. Andrew Olshan, PhD, is the study’s senior author.

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Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

Marie Wood shared the story of her motivation to launch the Triad chapter of She ROCKS Inc., a Wilmington-based nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for ovarian cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

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John Stackhouse, founder of the NC Jaycee Burn Center, passed away

John Stackhouse, founder of the NC Jaycee Burn Center, passed away

Stackhouse pledged $40,000 to help establish the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals. In addition, he provided a gift to establish the John Stackhouse Distinguished Professorship and lecture series in 1994 and to provide continued support for the Burn Center.

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