A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science.
With support from the NC TraCS Institute and a caregiver’s mentality, a UNC surgeon created a research program to address the most common birth defect.
The annual list of Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters recognizes the impact of leading researchers around the world across 21 fields in the sciences and social science. The 3,000 researchers highlighted in the 2015 list represent the top 1 percent cited authors in their respective research category. This includes 14 faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill, 11 of whom are affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine.
Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.
The Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) at UNC is working on a “kick and kill” strategy to eradicate HIV from patients.
Blood clots and cancer: UNC professor identifies research priorities for National Institutes of Health
Nigel Key, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, led a national initiative to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer patients.
The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.
UNC's James Howard, MD, was the principal investigator of the study.
UNC's William A. Fischer II, MD, is one of three co-principal investigators for PREVAIL IV, a new treatment trial for men who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) but continue to have evidence of Ebola virus genetic material, RNA, in their semen.
Each year on Independence Day, the organization publishes its list entitled “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” to honor the accomplishments of notable immigrants.
The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and genetics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.
Study shows meetings with palliative care clinicians offer no additional benefit to caretakers of chronically critically ill patients
The research published in JAMA also found that ICU clinicians provided adequate communication, information.
University of North Carolina researchers show that rates of spontaneous DNA mutation could have been 4,000 times higher than they are now, thanks to a hotter planet billions of years ago.
UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. William A. Wood found that for patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of the state compared to a benchmark.
UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, and colleagues discovered a slick trick a virus uses to spur cancerous cell growth.
A study by UNC Lineberger researcher G. Greg Wang, PhD, and colleagues uncovered the genetic mechanism for how acute myeloid leukemia cells with a specific DNA mutation stay as undifferentiated cells, rather than maturing into healthy blood cells.
Bob Duronio, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine. Duronio is a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of genetics in the School of Medicine. He is also a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences.
Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.
The immersion internship program pairs young scientists with leading companies and organizations throughout the Triangle to bolster experience outside academia.
UNC School of Medicine faculty members took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide.