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

How Do Monoclonal Antibodies Work?

How Do Monoclonal Antibodies Work?

Check out this JAMA Network video on monoclonal antibodies as a potential treatment for patients with COVID-19, featuring Myron Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, and Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health.

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NC TraCS R Writing Group Accepting Applications

The NC TraCS R Writing Group for Laboratory-based Research is now taking applications through July 10.

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National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.

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UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves.

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Data Show Positive Results After Transitioning to Virtual Care for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

Data Show Positive Results After Transitioning to Virtual Care for Diabetes Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic

In a journal article published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, first author Morgan Jones, MD, said transitioning to virtual care models does not limit the glycemic outcomes of inpatient diabetes care

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Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Edwin Kim, MD, MS, at the UNC School of Medicine reported results from a five-year multi-site study for the treatment of egg allergy in children, showing that egg oral immunotherapy was significantly more likely to achieve sustained unresponsiveness compared to children opting for baked egg therapy.

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Iweala Receives $1-Million NIH Grant to Study Alpha-gal Syndrome

Iweala Receives $1-Million NIH Grant to Study Alpha-gal Syndrome

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, leads research exploring the role of glycolipids and unconventional T cells, with the goal of broadening our understanding of their roles in hypersensitivity disorders.

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First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce  pneumonia in nursing homes

First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce pneumonia in nursing homes

The UNC Sheps Center’s Mouth Care Without a Battle training program shows promising results after one year, underscores need to establish new standards of care for residents with dementia. UNC School of Medicine’s Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the program co-director.

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Learning to Treat COVID-19 — Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics During a Pandemic

Learning to Treat COVID-19 — Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics During a Pandemic

The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine are sponsoring a webinar series exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. UNC School of Medicine's Myron Cohen, MD, is part of an expert panel June 24.

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PROMISE Study Seeking Underrepresented Assistant Professors for Peer Group Mentoring Research

UNC is part of a national effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Program Consortium, to identify best mentoring practices for scientists underrepresented in biomedical research.

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Perreira Publishes Article on Access to Abortion in American Journal of Public Health

Perreira Publishes Article on Access to Abortion in American Journal of Public Health

Krista Perreira, PhD, professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, and colleagues at the Urban Institute found that 27.6 percent of women aged 18-44 in United States households believed that access to medical abortion was difficult and 30 percent believed that access to surgical abortion was difficult.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Check out this listing of recent competitive grant awards to UNC School of Medicine faculty.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was UNC’s principal investigator for this six-month clinical trial that shows the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) reduces serious levels of hypoglycemia compared with standard monitoring by daily use of blood glucose finger-stick test strips.

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Roth Leads $26.9 Million Project to Create Better Psychiatric Medications

Roth Leads $26.9 Million Project to Create Better Psychiatric Medications

Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of internationally acclaimed researchers led by UNC School of Medicine’s Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, aims to create new medications to effectively and rapidly treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse without major side effects.

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Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response

Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response

This Nature Medicine Comment argues that Africa is well-equipped to prevent the continent from becoming the next COVID-19 hot spot. Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, is a co-author of the article.

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Foundation of Hope Funds Nearly Half a Million Dollars to UNC Mental Illness Research

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness (FOH) will award almost $475,000 to 13 investigators from the UNC Department of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine.

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UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test

UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, and Prem Lakshmanane, PhD, and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past and recent COVID-19 infections and possibly used to identify asymptomatic virus infection and the level of immunity in individuals.

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Callahan quantifies impacts of exercise on anxiety and depression in people with arthritis

Callahan quantifies impacts of exercise on anxiety and depression in people with arthritis

Leigh Callahan, PhD, is a co-author on the first research paper to quantify -- on a state-by-state basis -- the number of physically inactive people with arthritis who could reduce their anxiety and depression through exercise. The study showed that more than 3 million people could benefit from exercise, and provides particularly useful insights when the data are broken down to a state level.

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Three Teams Received Emerging Challenges Grants to Combat COVID-19

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS awarded pilot funding to three teams for the 2020 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards in a call highlighting research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strahl Lab Decodes Another Piece of the Histone Code Puzzle

Strahl Lab Decodes Another Piece of the Histone Code Puzzle

In the journal Cell Reports, Brian Strahl, PhD, and colleagues engineered a genome regulator to reveal its important biological functions of genome access.

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