Results published in JAMA Surgery reinforce the importance of communication, teamwork, and professionalism during patient care.
In their study of the IRS-1 protein, researchers at the University of North Carolina found a new lead for reversing or preventing heart disease associated with diabetes.
A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Ronald Chen, MD, found that a group of prostate cancer patients reliably reported their own medical histories when their responses were compared to their medical records.
With a $1.74 million grant from the NIH, UNC Lineberger researchers led by H. Shelton Earp, MD, will study a potential new strategy for improving immunotherapy drug responses in patients with melanoma.
Findings come from an advanced DNA sequencing application developed by the lab of University of North Carolina Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.
Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have identified and isolated a protein that could play a vital role in regulating proper airway function. When that protein is low in volume or missing altogether, it can cause airway hyper-reactivity in asthma.
At the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting in Las Vegas, Tracy Manuck, MD, director of the UNC Prematurity Prevention Clinic, presented the findings of her study into a new method for filtering results from genetic studies, based on inheritance patterns across women of different racial and ethnic populations, in order to further determine risk of preterm birth.
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, reach a critical milestone for treating brain cancer.
As part of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics Initiative and led by Gabriel Dichter, PhD, researchers will use neuroimaging to evaluate a new treatment for decreased motivation and pleasure, symptoms that are common to many psychiatric disorders.
With a whiff of the opposite sex, these hormone-sensitive neurons trigger pro-social behavior in mice and could play roles in anxiety, depression, and other mood-related conditions in humans.
A new NIH-funded consortium in North Carolina will offer Early Check, a free newborn screening done in partnership with the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health, UNC, Duke University, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
New studies from the Taylor and Mack laboratories suggest novel therapeutic target for antihypertensive therapies
In a recently published study, Joan Taylor, PhD, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and associate director, McAllister Heart Institute, and Chris Mack, PhD, professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, describe a novel therapeutic target for the development of antihypertensive therapies. The findings could prove useful for individualizing treatment regimens.
UNC Lineberger researchers find how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, an FDA-approved drug. The researchers also used lab models of breast cancer to test a potential treatment approach that could prevent resistance.
UNC Lineberger researchers Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, and Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, called for tailored, local-level cancer prevention, screening and treatment efforts to address regional disparities in cancer mortality rates in an editorial published in JAMA on Tuesday.
For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers crystalized the structure of LSD attached to a human serotonin receptor of a brain cell, and they may have discovered why an “acid trip” lasts so long.
According to Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, the WHO should amend its centralization policy to help doctors save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
By focusing on small molecules called microRNAs in stem cells of the intestine, UNC School of Medicine researchers have proposed a new mechanism by which gut microbes might help keep us healthy or make us sick.
UNC's Dr. David Weber and Dr. William Rutala are co-authors of the study, which found that adding UV light to standard cleaning cut transmission of 4 resistant bacteria by 30 percent.
UNC clinical geneticists are part of a national consortium of researchers studying the ins and outs of genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.