Graduate student Lindsay Jaacks conducts the first ever study of diet and type 1 diabetes in a developing country and sets her sights on the effects of pollution.
The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.
Five Questions for Robert Sandler, a world-renowned gastroenterologist who has challenged a major theory about the cause of diverticulosis.
Some undergraduates haven’t figured out if graduate school is for them or even that grad school in biomedical sciences even exists. Yet they have the smarts and the talent to succeed. UNC PREP was designed for them. After four years, it’s clear the PREP program was designed to succeed.
The new collaborative effort capitalizes on the scientific and clinical strengths of the comprehensive cancer centers at each of the three institutions, working within the National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN).
This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.
Moe Lim, MD, is a spine surgeon in the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. This video is the first in a new UNC Health Care System series called, “Real Medicine: Stories that Connect.”
By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.
Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.
UNC researchers found that Chiari type 1 malformations of the brain are more common in children of depressed mothers treated with a certain group of antidepressants during pregnancy; genes and severity of illness may be involved.
Researchers led by Mark Zylka, PhD, also found a compound that could become a new treatment for conditions such as arthritis, shingles, and back pain.
The new technology is more efficient than, cheaper than, and as accurate as conventional lab tests used to identify bacterial and fungal infections in patient samples.
The work, by UNC researchers, adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that nontraditional approaches to health care are becoming ever more important in managing health and disease.
Frequent in-person home visits can reduce both readmission and death for patients with heart failure
Home-visiting programs and multidisciplinary heart failure clinic interventions can reduce hospital readmission and improve survival for patients with heart failure, according to research from RTI International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The IMSD program attracts underrepresented students in the biomedical sciences
A former Chapel Hill dentist now retired in Carteret County gets a second chance at life thanks to the donation of a kidney from his adult son.
Kate Hacker and Audrey Verde, seventh-year students in the MD-PhD program at Carolina, were aware of gender disparities in science. It wasn’t until they became more familiar with the research, however, that the inequalities pushed them to act.
Seventh-year MD-PhD students Kate Hacker and Audrey Verde have a lot in common. They’re both from Wilmington – Kate from Delaware’s, Audrey from North Carolina’s – they share a weakness for books/television shows involving forensics, and they’re passionate about medical research. Most recently, their interests merged when they co-founded UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science, a student group committed to reducing gender disparities in medical research. Reaching out to young women interested in becoming physician-scientists is one of their goals. These 5 tips from them are designed to help young women researchers promote themselves and discover career opportunities.
The UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center has been selected as the new home for the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA), the Arthritis Foundation announced on May 28.
Why are some 75-year-olds downright spry while others can barely get around? New research provides part of the explanation.
The invitation for Kevin Guskiewiz came after a series of expert interviews with the White House Office of Science and Technology, where he was asked his thoughts about new directions for concussion research.
UNC Hospitals has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.