November

Garret Stuber Named Co-Recipient of the Waletzky Award
The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her PhD or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction.
New Theory Addresses How Life on Earth Arose from the Primordial Muck
UNC School of Medicine's Charles Carter and New Zealand's Peter Wills use experimental evidence to overturn widely accepted theory on the dawn of life on Earth.
How do adult brain circuits regulate new neuron production?
In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song and colleagues discovered a long-distance brain circuit that controls the production of new neurons in the hippocampus.
Simple Genetic Test Promises Better Outcomes in Heart Stent Patients
A study co-authored by Rick Stouffer, III, MD, the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, chief of cardiology at UNC, highlights potential of personalized medicine in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Gopal to be Winter Commencement speaker
Dr. Satish Gopal, an innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, will be the featured speaker at UNC's Winter Commencement ceremony.
Researchers Compile Scientific Evidence Behind “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” Ahead of National Eating Disorder Conference
To better educate the public and physicians on what is and isn’t true about eating disorders, UNC’s Cynthia Bulik and fellow researchers delved into the science to substantiate the “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders.”
New study aims to reduce opioid use while managing chronic pain
A principal investigator of the study is UNC’s Dr. Paul Chelminski, a professor at the UNC School of Medicine with extensive experience studying best practices of prescribing and managing long-term opioid use.
Buse leads clinical trial of new diabetes treatment
The study is designed to evaluate whether TTP399 is well tolerated when administered as an add-on to insulin therapy and can improve daily glucose profiles and HbA1c in people living with type 1 diabetes.
Researchers use a skin patch, infrared light, and melanin to battle melanoma
In lab experiments led by Zhen Gu, PhD, UNC and NC State scientists were able to trigger naturally occurring melanin to boost an immune response against skin cancer cells in mice.
Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity
UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.
Can asthma be controlled with a vitamin supplement?
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Michelle Hernandez, MD, found that asthma patients taking a kind of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol had less inflammation of the airways. The study points to a new way to control asthma’s chronic symptoms.
A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs
A new lab model developed by UNC’s Carla Ribeiro, PhD, and colleagues can be used to test new therapeutics for cystic fibrosis.
Muñoz receives Fuller Award
Cristina Muñoz, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Muñoz received the award on Nov. 13 at a meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.
Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?
Research led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, showed much lower levels of the protein CXCL5 in older people with clogged arteries.
How to Reverse Protein Clumping, a hallmark of ALS
Watch this UNC School of Medicine Science Short featuring Todd Cohen, PhD, and his lab's work on the underpinnings of two debilitating diseases.
UNC School of Medicine Professors Elected as AAAS Fellows
Blossom Damania and Mark Zylka have been recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for their contributions to the fields of biological and medical sciences.
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