UNC-led global phase-3 clinical trial sets the stage for improved management of a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans.
A new family medicine pipeline program allows students to complete their MD in three years, secure placement in the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program, and receive support through three years of underserved care in NC.
UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.
Findings contradict previous studies questioning the relevance of these cells
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine will present the latest developments in the race to understand the Zika virus at noon on Friday, March 4, in room 2204 of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building.
Nicoleta Constantin is part of a generation of Romanians that found opportunities outside of Romania after the fall of communism. In her life in the United States, she has performed groundbreaking biochemistry research in the lab of Duke Nobel Prize winner Paul Modrich, but she found her calling when she became a pediatric nurse at North Carolina Children's Hospital.
Wilmington joins Asheville and Charlotte, expanding the School of Medicine’s footprint across the state.
UNC Hospitals’ care earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Quality and Cost-Efficiency for Five Service Lines
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina ranked UNC Hospitals’ bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee & hip replacement, spine surgery, maternity and complex & rare cancer service lines highly as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program
Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, was selected as one of the American Academy of Microbiology’s 2016 Fellows.
Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.
While efforts to address the issue at UNC continue, a national leader on the subject visited to discuss his research and was welcomed with a full auditorium.
When Joe Jenkins entered UNC School of Medicine in the 1970s, Berryhill Hall was a new medical education building that fit the times. But more than 40 years later, the building’s limitations – both in size and design – are impediments to overcome for medical students like Krishan Sivaraj.
World Health Organization announced a public health emergency because of Zika in February, a year after the virus was first detected in Brazil.
In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger researchers reported they found markedly low levels of the protein NLRX1 in multiple laboratory models of colorectal cancer, and in samples of human tissue. Studies have shown that the protein is known to be involved in regulating immune system signals in order to prevent hyperactive inflammatory responses by the immune system, but UNC Lineberger researchers believe their finding also points to a role for the protein in preventing colorectal cancer growth. Based on their findings, they believe they’ve identified a potential treatment for colorectal cancer with low NLRX1.
The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.
North Carolina voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said yes to the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum – and to higher education.
Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.
Study could lead to new drug development targets for forms of anxiety that are more pathological, such as those associated with excessive alcohol intake or opiate abuse.
The study published in The Lancet showed no therapeutic benefit of empiric TB therapy for patients with HIV.
Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.
Buse led a global clinical trial on the new type-2 diabetes drug iDegLira, and he spoke to the local news station about the best ways to screen for the disease.
Five UNC School of Medicine students detail the unique experiences that led them to Match Day.
Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.
UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.
UNC researchers say long-lasting injections of an HIV drug could improve adherence to medication regimens, a major challenge in the management of the disease.
On March 18, the UNC School of Medicine held its annual Match Day celebration. Medical students, faculty, family and friends packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the festivities.
The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.
The video series aims to inspire African Americans to consider the field of medicine by showing them the stories of others who’ve done so successfully. Film makers were recently in Chapel Hill to spotlight the work of Cedric Bright, MD, and Sean McLean, MD, both UNC School of Medicine alumni faculty members working tirelessly to recruit and inspire the next generation of UNC-trained physicians.
The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to pursue exclusive negotiations to create a management services agreement with UNC Health Care, hospital officials announced Wednesday, March 23.
Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contribute to survival disparity in African-Americans
A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.
A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.