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The latest research news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

UNC researchers and colleagues are the first to develop a mouse model that more accurately reflects human disease symptoms; they found a single gene crucial for disease severity.

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UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC TV reporter Daniel Lane stopped by to interview Eric Ubil, PhD, who as a graduate student studied how fibroblasts that form scar tissue can be turned into endothelial cells to help repair the heart after a heart attack.

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CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

Hypertonic saline, developed into an effective treatment at UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with Australian researchers, has become a proven therapy for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.

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Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

Partnerships, cancer research in Malawi to expand with new grant

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the growing worldwide cancer problem and expand the University’s efforts in Malawi to study and treat HIV-associated cancers.

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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, PhD, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.

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UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.

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UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project

The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.

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UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

The collaboration of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, led to a new discovery about potential underlying causes of autism

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Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells

In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.

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UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

UNC researchers boost the heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

By bumping up the levels of a well-known protein in the heart, UNC researchers have found a new way to generate more blood vessels following a heart attack.

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 Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.

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Taking on Tuberculosis

Taking on Tuberculosis

Graduate student Ellen Perkowski created a new tool to study how tuberculosis survives, thrives, and escapes our immune system defenses.

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Life after Dissertation

Life after Dissertation

UNC has received a $1.8 million NIH grant to expand training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees who seek a career inside or outside academia.

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All the Cell’s a Stage

All the Cell’s a Stage

Brian Strahl, PhD, and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development.

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Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor

Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor

Five winners of a not so famous award based at UNC have gone on to win the highest honor in medicine.

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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.

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UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases.

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Rutala and Weber publish editorial in JAMA

William A. Rutala, PhD, Director of Hospital Epidemiology, and David J. Weber, MD, MPH, Medical Director of Hospital Epidemiology and Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care, discuss disinfection of gastrointestinal endoscopes in the Oct. 8, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assocation.

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UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network

UNC awarded $6.25 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.25 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).

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