The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.
When we fight an infection -- any invader -- our bodies conjure inflammatory responses, immune responses. But inside some individual cells, a similar reaction happens. Beth Knight, PhD, found out what transpires inside such cells involved in a kind of brain cancer called medulloblastoma and what role a particularly important protein plays in cancer development. This is the second profile in a continuing series of features on UNC School of Medicine graduate students.
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is May 23. Jeff Wilkinson, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UNC, likens victims of obstetric fistula to modern-day versions of Job: they have lost their homes, their families, and their health. Funded by the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, with additional support from UNC Project-Malawi and the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, Wilkinson is surgically repairing fistulas and saving Malawian women from the devastating condition.
Scattered icy spots are expected this morning before noon. At this time, UNC Hospitals clinics and procedural areas are open as scheduled.
The new protocol helps health care providers determine which patients need hospital admission and those whose needs can be met with outpatient treatment.
The lab of Klaus Hahn, PhD, developed a new technique to help scientists map the interactions between the proteins at the heart of many diseases.
Researchers from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering developed nanoparticles that could deliver cancer therapies in a safer and more effective way.
The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.
Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady
New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Rita Tamayo, PhD, a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar, takes on two dangerous microbes that infiltrate water supplies and hospitals.
A majority of parents in a new study reported infant feeding and activity behaviors believed to increase the child’s risk for later obesity. In addition, these behaviors varied according to the self-reported race and ethnicity of the parents. Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, is author of the study.
UNC School of Medicine graduate student Stephani Page uses Twitter to engage an online community of scientists.
The large-scale, cross-sectional study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. David Ransohoff of UNC is one of the study's co-authors.
The finding, from the lab of William Marzluff, PhD, provides insight into how genetic diseases, such as various cancers, develop in the body.
UNC’s William Powers, MD, provides the first hard evidence for how to treat stroke patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation.
That special time when UNC School of Medicine fourth-year students find out where they will do their residencies ...
Eight people from UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare were named as 2014 Health Care Heroes by the Triangle Business Journal.
Reid Wilson, PhD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, was honored this week with the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), the highest honor in the field of anxiety disorders.
Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging.
With the dedication of Marsico Hall, UNC ushered in a new era of medical research, collaboration, and promise for the people of North Carolina and beyond.
The UNC School of Medicine ranked in the 86th percentile of colleges whose graduates go on to practice in traditionally underserved areas, in the 71st percentile for practicing medicine in rural communities, in the 63rd percentile for in-state practitioners, and in 44th percentile for primary care practitioners.