The discovery by an international team of researchers offers the possibility of developing therapies to intervene in utero. Some of these genes may influence disease in other cystic fibrosis-affected organs.
UNC-led team offers clinical, research agenda
As a UNC Health Care Employee Ambassador, Beverly Holcombe was able to earn a $250 donation for the NC Triangle Komen Race for the Cure in recognition of her volunteer efforts. This is UNC Health Care's way of thanking its employees for giving back to their community.
A UNC-led team of scientists finds that transcription factors don’t act like an ‘on-off’ switch, but instead can exhibit much more complex binding behavior.
Even though he was born in Canada and his own father delivered world famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky, Austin Rose, who practices pediatric otolaryngology at UNC, didn't start playing hockey until he moved to North Carolina.
Today the N.C. House Select Committee on State Owned Assets proposed legislation that would seriously hinder the long-term success of UNC Health Care.
UNC Health Care will offer free screenings during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic on the ground floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.
UNC Hospitals is the first medical center in the Triangle to offer treatment for stroke patients with a new device that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.
This study for the first time shows what dengue virus region the immune system of humans target when they are fighting off the virus.
A UNC research team unveils the first broad-based test for activation of protein kinases “en masse,” enabling measurement of the mechanism behind drug-resistant cancer and rational prediction of successful combination therapies.
Dr. Hugh A. “Chip” McAllister Jr. of Houston has made a $10 million commitment to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that will include a collection of nearly 50 works of art for the Ackland Art Museum and expand an endowment dedicated to heart disease research at the School of Medicine.
A UNC research team demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately the functions, of RNA molecules.
National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers should lead the way
UNC researchers will attempt to understand the cognitive disabilities in patients with RAS/MARK syndromes.
A new study finds that a treatment for localized prostate cancer known as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is better than conventional conformal radiation therapy (CRT) for reducing certain side effects and preventing cancer recurrence.
A team of UNC scientists reports that in pre-clinical models, the absence of a protein called NLRP12 significantly increases susceptibility to colitis-associated colon cancer.
A Wayne County woman doesn’t let cancer, its treatment or its recurrence get in the way of her plans to attend her oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation or her own 45th high school reunion.
Cohen’s study, HIV Prevention Trials Network 052, showed that treating people with HIV with antiretroviral therapy renders them virtually non-contagious, reducing sexual transmission by 96 percent.
Deborah K. Mayer of UNC co-authored two articles addressing cancer-related fatigue and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage).
UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.
UNC’s Seth Noar examines intersection of technology and health
The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.
Suzy Lawrence, a nurse in UNC Gynecologic Oncology, takes an environmentally aware approach to the way she lives.
A new study led by Dr. A. Sidney Barritt IV of UNC shows that liver transplants performed at night or on weekends do not adversely affect patient or graft survival.
New research finds that early weaning – stopping breastfeeding before six months – is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.
The goal of the study is to identify genetic variations that may help predict the response to various treatment options for type 2 diabetes to reduce cardiovascular disease.