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Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Published in Science, this research integrates a broad range of genomics data to help find molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia, autism, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Hyejung Won, PhD, in the department of genetics and UNC Neuroscience Center was co-first author.

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Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

Eron, Kuhlman named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and biochemistry & biophysics for the annual award in honor of the late Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

Study finds higher risk of breast cancer for women after childbirth

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, and collaborators from the Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group identified elevated breast cancer risk after childbirth in women younger than 55.

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A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

A Population Health Approach to Dramatically Reduce Heart Disease Risk

UNC School of Medicine doctors enlisted a network of health care professionals from small primary care practices and used data analytics to help identify North Carolinians at risk for cardiovascular disease. Primary care doctors could use this approach to dramatically reduce heart disease risk for tens of thousands of people across the state.

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UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

UNC School of Medicine researchers receive $9.96 million U.S. DoD grant

The US Department of Defense tabbed UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers led by Richard Boucher, MD, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to study the adverse effects of inhaling toxic fumes from burn pits in the field.

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Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

Infective endocarditis increases more than tenfold in North Carolina

The opioid epidemic is reshaping the epidemiology of heart valve infection, according to a new study led by Asher Shranz, MD, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda

Boyce receives NIH support for innovative Malaria study in Uganda

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc, a clinical instructor in the division of infectious diseases, has been awarded a nearly $1-million Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health to utilize principles from criminology to map mosquito breeding sites in Western Uganda. The project could increase the efficiency of vector control in the region.

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CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

CAR-T immunotherapy, chemotherapy show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

At the 60th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting in San Diego, UNC Lineberger's Natalie Grover, MD, presented preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.

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Dr. Saira Sheikh to lead autoimmunity and lupus research program launched by $1 million gift

Dr. Saira Sheikh to lead autoimmunity and lupus research program launched by $1 million gift

A doctor-patient relationship inspires an innovative initiative designed to advance understanding of autoimmune diseases, specifically Sjogren’s and Lupus.

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The Search for a Cure

The Search for a Cure

The UNC School of Medicine's efforts to develop new treatments and potential cures for HIV are featured extensively on UNC-Chapel Hill's home page this week.

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UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.

UNC researchers awarded $1.3 million to put diabetes discovery into practice across the U.S.

A landmark UNC School of Medicine study showed that the finger prick blood glucose test is unnecessary for most people with type 2 diabetes, and now researchers Katrina Donahue and Laura Young received a PCORI grant to implement their findings across the country.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Rises to Fifth for Federal Research Funding

UNC-Chapel Hill Rises to Fifth for Federal Research Funding

The latest annual R&D survey reinforces Carolina’s position as a top global research university.

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McNaull Receives 2018 Fuller Award

McNaull Receives 2018 Fuller Award

Peggy McNaull, MD, associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, has been honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. McNaull received the award at the November 19 meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.

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Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

Why Underestimating the Health Effects of Vaping is a Bad Idea

In this video, UNC School of Medicine toxicologist Ilona Jaspers, PhD, explains the science of inhaling vapor from e-cigarette products and why we should not compare vaping or "juuling" to smoking.

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Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

Sartor Named Crohn’s Disease Health Care Hero

The National Liberty Museum honored Balfour Sartor, MD, with its inaugural Healthcare Hero in the Field of Crohn’s Disease for his decades of work to find better treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Can Scientists Use Gene Editing for Disease Prevention but Not Human Enhancement?

Can Scientists Use Gene Editing for Disease Prevention but Not Human Enhancement?

CRISPR gene-editing technology is being investigated in research labs around the world in hopes that it might change medicine forever. UNC bioethics professors led by Eric Juengst, PhD, MA, and Jean Cadigan, PhD, weigh in.

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Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, discovered key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neuro-genetic disorder.

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Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

The treatment, AR101 from Aimmune Therapeutics, was based on research conducted in the lab of Wesley Burks, MD. It significantly increased the amount of peanut protein tolerated. UNC’s Edwin Kim, MD, MS, was PI at the UNC site of this international trial.

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