Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you may be able to quell anxiety and stress with exercise.
Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.
Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
UNC researchers have discovered that a molecule called Wnt1 can improve the function of endothelial progenitor cells, increasing the blood flow to organs that previously had been cut off from the circulation.
The increasing incidence was most dramatic for white females ages 18 to 44. They had a percentage change of 111 percent. Interestingly, the incidence decreased for African American and other racial groups.
On March 9 the FDA approved Benlysta, the first new drug for lupus to be approved in more than 50 years.
2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and professor of chemistry at Yale, wowed the crowd with a lecture complete with video animations and music.
P. Frederick Sparling, MD is J. Herbert Bate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology Emeritus in the UNC School of Medicine. He is also director of the Southeastern STI Cooperative Research Center and the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infections.
Raj Kasthuri, MD, is director of the new center of excellence for the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding.
Congrats to UNC Health Care's Winter 2011 Plus People. These 11 employees were recognized for being among the very best at UNC Health Care this winter. Congrats to each of our Plus People!
The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 20th in Research overall. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.
An uncommon tumor and two co-existing conditions it triggered have given a 55-year-old Lenior, N.C., man a roller-coaster of a medical journey. He’s also gained a precious gift: more time with his grandson.
Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard
Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.
The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.
On March 17, 148 fourth-year medical students found out where they'll be spending the next few years of their medical training. The UNC Medical School graduates will be in residency programs across 29 states. 53 of the students will stay right here in North Carolina.
Dr. Roth's work in pharmacology and drug discovery has earned him numerous patents and he has published nearly 300 articles in, among many other publications, Science, Nature, Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine.
The grant will fund laboratory research to test whether a new class of drugs called PARP-inhibitors, which have successfully been used to treat other types of cancers, along with nanoparticle anti-cancer agents may be effective in treating brain metastases from triple-negative breast cancer.
The study is sponsored by UNC Lineberger and financially supported by Bayer HealthCare AG, which will provide study medication free of charge to patients enrolled on the trial.
Zion Kenlaw, an aspiring baseball catcher, was diagnosed with a brain cyst last October. One week later, he and his family traveled from Wilmington, N.C. to UNC Hospitals for surgery to remove the cyst.
UNC biochemist Yi Zhang, PhD, whose team conducted the studies, called the findings an important step in understanding the molecular mechanisms behind cell differentiation and the development of cancer.
The award recognizes excellence in meeting the goals of the NICU Family Support program: supporting NICU families and staff; producing high-quality results; and demonstrating leadership within the chapter, hospital and among NICU Family Support sites.
In the new metropolitan Best Hospitals ranking, UNC Hospitals ranked 2nd of 18 hospitals listed for the Raleigh-Durham area, which includes Cary and Chapel Hill. Rex Hospital, part of the UNC Health Care system, ranked fifth overall in the region.
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As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.