Despite government efforts to promote research on medications used in children, huge gaps persist in knowledge about medication safety and efficacy in the most vulnerable — newborns receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) — according to a study by UNC researchers.
Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.
Screening to detect medical conditions has become standard practice for many diseases, but insufficient attention has been paid to the potential for harm, according to research by a team led by Russell Harris, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Many of the most popular children’s movies from recent years feature both “obesogenic” behaviors and weight-related stigmatizing content, a study by UNC researchers finds.
Five questions for Yisong Wan, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who is uncovering the roles of T cells in disease cures and causes.
Two dogs, two cats, three horses, two pot-bellied pigs, two prairie dogs and one registered nurse from pediatric surgical services at UNC Health Care: That’s what you’ll find if you visit Christie Grafford’s ten acres of land north of Roxboro in Hurdle Mills.
On Dec. 3, President Barack Obama gave remarks on the Affordable Care Act and quoted Dr. Sam Weir from the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Weir is associate professor, director of continuous improvement and director of fellowship programs in the Department of Family Medicine. We've highlighted the mention of Dr. Weir in a transcript of the President's remarks.
More than 22,000 inmates entering North Carolina prisons in 2008 and 2009 were tested for HIV, but only 20 new cases of HIV were found.
UNC neuroscientist Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s
UNC School of Medicine pediatrician Eliana Perrin earns award for work on childhood obesity.
Adriana S. Beltran, PhD, a research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine, found that the protein Engrailed 1 is overexpressed in basal-like carcinomas, and she designed a chain of amino acids to shut down the protein and kill basal-like tumors in the lab.
UNC Health Care CEO William L. Roper and Rex Healthcare President David Strong are both included in the 2013 edition of "300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know," published by Becker's Hospital Review.
A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.
A successful clinical trial could increase the pool of available donated lungs for thousands of patients.
This milestone makes the Carolina Breast Cancer Study the largest-ever population-based study of breast cancer in North Carolina and one of the largest in the world.
UNC and 14 Triangle Lowes Home Improvement Stores Team Together to Build a Challenge Course in 3 Days
The new UNC Center for Rehabilitation Care of Chapel Hill and Lowes Home Improvement recently teamed up with colleagues to build a one-of-a-kind outdoor “Challenge Course.”
Former pro football players to receive medical evaluations through UNC’s Brain & Body Health Program.
In October 2013, Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, embarked on an incredible journey taking him to the heartland of civilization's beginning.
The most popular of these incentive programs offer young physicians, dentists, mental health providers and other health professionals the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care.
Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.