Basketball is synonymous with UNC. And within UNC Hospitals, this legacy holds true. Passion for the court reverberates through the halls. The employees hunger for it, and UNC Hospitals’ Employee Recreation and Wellness fuels this desire.
UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.
UNC Health Care and Rex Healthcare combined to field eight winners in the Triangle Business Journal's Health Care Heroes Awards for 2015! We've listed our winners below. Congratulations to them all!
Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common hemophilia A.
Marjorie Stiegler, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, offers these tips for health care professionals to take charge of their online presence.
Dr. Adam Goldstein, who is director of the tobacco intervention programs in the UNC School of Medicine, argues his point in an opinion piece published in the March/April 2015 issue of Annals of Family Medicine.
The School of Medicine is ranked 2nd for Primary Care and 22nd for Research in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were all listed as top ten specialties.
A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.
While studies have shown that the colonoscopy can reduce the risk of death from colorectal cancer, researchers have also shown that not all people recommended for the test actually get it.
Last month, the Department of Anesthesiology took simulation to a new level with a two-day, full-scale, high-fidelity training for residents that served two purposes: testing residents on a variety of competencies and preparing them for new accreditation standards and board certification processes.
TV segment focused diabetes prevention and screening and featured John Buse, MD, PhD, chief, Division of Endocrinology, executive associate dean for clinical research.
A study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has found that, despite a North Carolina law banning their purchase by minors and requiring online vendors to verify customer age, teens can easily buy electronic cigarettes online.
Management of the alliance, which was created by the Arthritis Foundation and the CDC in 2011, has been transferred to the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center.
A first of its kind study shows that who we inherit genetic variants from – our mother or father – is crucial for the development of diseases and for research studies aimed at finding causes and potential treatments.
On March 15, Paul McIntosh will run in the Tobacco Road Marathon. The second-year medical student is running to honor those suffering from Pompe disease, a rare, genetic condition he was diagnosed with in 2012.
How can providers best interact with their patients who smoke and support their efforts to become tobacco-free? A new study by researchers from the UNC Department of Family Medicine and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center represents one of the first efforts to ask this and other critical questions. The study was lead by Jacqueline Halladay, MD, associate professor, Department of Family Medicine.
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
New findings from the UNC School of Medicine may shed light on why cystic fibrosis patients with the same genetic mutation can have different disease severity and may react differently to medications
Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of liver disease and of liver cancer in the United States. Through a new study that explores one aspect of how the virus hijacks host cell machinery to replicate itself, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have gained insight into the workings of a potential drug target for hepatitis C.
Graduate student Kate Lansu searches for what activates orphan G protein-coupled receptors – a group of molecules that many scientists think could be good targets for new, more effective medications for a host of conditions, including chronic pain.