Researchers and lab groups at UNC from many different departments are working at the forefront of this outbreak to answer some of the most urgent questions about Zika virus and its effects on human health.
Dr. Eliana Perrin of UNC is one of the authors of the study, which found no evidence of a decline in childhood obesity in any age group.
Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.
A study led by UNC Lineberger researchers has found that for women who have had a false-positive mammogram result, their likelihood to get screened at recommended intervals depends on the timing of their last screen. Louise Henderson, PhD, will present the findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Monday, April 18.
UNC School of Medicine professor and basic scientist Keith Burridge has conducted seminal research on the basic building blocks of cells for four decades.
UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dietary interventions to treat Crohn’s Disease
A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept.
By using lasers, UNC School of Medicine scientists can switch off and on proteins to watch how cells react quickly to their new reality.
Nobel prize winner from Duke connects with colleague at UNC to study cell receptors
Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.
With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project.
Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.
Study raises concerns about access to proven, yet expensive, drug therapy for HER2 subtype
The agreement resulted from a two-day scientific meeting held in February at the University of Havana's Center for Demographic Studies.
With funds from an international grant, Smith and colleagues are creating an instrument to visualize neuronal activity throughout the entire brain of a moving vertebrate organism.
UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.
A research team including Helen Lazear, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus.
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.
UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.
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.
The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.