New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – including UNC OB-GYN's Kim Boggess, MD – has demonstrated for the first time an association between levels of the toxic metal cadmium in the placenta during pregnancy and increased risk of the mother developing preeclampsia.
With seed money from the NC TraCS Institute at UNC and a Translational Team Science Award from the UNC School of Medicine, UNC collaborators uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions.
This funding will continue a research program investigating the molecular mechanisms of fetal alcohol pathology, alcoholic liver disease, alcohol-related cancers, including breast cancer, and the effects of alcohol and marijuana on brain stem cells and neurotoxicity.
According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
UNC is one of 60 medical centers nationwide chosen to participate in the MOMENTUM 3 Clinical Trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the Thoratec® HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). This multi-center study will compare the HeartMate 3 LVAD to the HeartMate II® LVAD in advanced stage heart failure patients.
Potential therapies based on this discovery could help people heal bone injuries or set hardware, such as replacement knees and hips.
Findings provide an opportunity to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses before they emerge from animals to cause a human epidemic
A new study from the UNC Family Medicine Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) finds that where an individual lives may impact their access to cheap or improperly marketed tobacco. Published in the Center for Disease Control’s Preventing Chronic Disease journal, the study by Joseph G.L. Lee, PhD, MPH; Hannah M Baker, MPH; Leah M. Ranney, PhD; and Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, presents the first national evidence that neighborhood characteristics are closely associated with illegal sales of single cigarettes, or “loosies.”
UNC and UCSF labs create a new research tool to find homes for two orphan cell-surface receptors, a crucial step toward finding better therapeutics and causes of drug side effects.
UNC’s Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar welcomed University of California’s Randy Schekman, pioneer of protein secretion and champion of open-access scientific publishing.
A new study led by Lola Reid, PhD, professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, assistant professor, Genetics, has established the first-ever disease model for fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC), a highly aggressive liver cancer that is increasing in frequency worldwide. Both Reid and Sethupathy are also Lineberger members.
UNC’s Oliver Smithies, a 2007 laureate, will host 2013 prize winner Randy Schekman, with UNC’s latest laureate, Aziz Sancar, in attendance. The day opens with a special panel discussion on open access publishing.
The study found no reduction in state-level rates of abusive head trauma (AHT) or “shaken baby syndrome.”
Sue Estroff, PhD, professor, department of social medicine, UNC School of Medicine, and David Penn, PhD, Linda-Wagner Martin Distinguished Professor, department of psychology and neuroscience, UNC College of Arts and Sciences, were both part of the executive team of the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project.
The award, made possible through a donation from Lenovo chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang, recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty.
UNC Lineberger-led study finds higher vitamin D and calcium intake does not reduce colorectal polyp risk
A UNC Lineberger-led study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumors that can evolve into colorectal cancer.
Gabriel Dichter, PhD, earned a Hettleman Prize for his work imaging and elucidating brain regions involved in various aspects of autism, depression, and other neurological conditions.
From aspiring soccer star to world-renowned biochemist, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, joined Carolina’s other Nobel Laureate, Oliver Smithies, PhD, during a celebration of science at the UNC School of Medicine.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers helped lead an effort by The Cancer Genome Atlas Network of researchers to map the genetic drivers of invasive lobular carcinoma, the second most commonly diagnosed invasive form of breast cancer. They found that this cancer type may be at least three different diseases that differ in their microenvironmental features and outcomes.