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

Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

James F. Howard Jr., MD, professor in the UNC Department of Neurology, was principal investigator of the phase 3 trial for the experimental drug efgartigimod, developed by Belgian pharmaceutical company Argenx.

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Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

Scientists around the country are creating a secure, central database of electronic health records from coronavirus patients to aid in the ongoing effort to treat patients effectively. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the NC TraCS Institute.

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Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection

Researchers Discover Key Player in Hepatitis A Virus Infection

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, and colleagues used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to pinpoint a sugar-fatty acid molecule that acts like a gatekeeper to hepatitis A virus infection of human cells.

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Thomas, Conway-Dorsey Labs Receive $4.6 Million NCI Grant to Study Melanoma Mortality

Thomas, Conway-Dorsey Labs Receive $4.6 Million NCI Grant to Study Melanoma Mortality

The National Cancer Institute awarded UNC Lineberger researcher Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD and collaborators a five-year, $4.6-million grant to study the identification of lethal melanomas at the time of diagnosis.

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UNC MSTAR Student and Mentor Brian Diekman Recognized by AGS for Best Abstract

UNC MSTAR Student and Mentor Brian Diekman Recognized by AGS for Best Abstract

Kayla Darris, a 2019 UNC Medical Students in Aging Research (MSTAR) student from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Brian Diekman, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, have been awarded the American Geriatrics Society’s 2020 Best Abstract Award.

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UNC Medical Center to Conduct Study on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

UNC Medical Center to Conduct Study on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The study (BOOST-3) is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, and compares two treatments routinely used for monitoring patients with severe TBI in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.

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UNC Doctors, Students Collaborate on COVID Treatment Study

UNC Doctors, Students Collaborate on COVID Treatment Study

In the first COVID-19 case series of tocilizumab in the United States, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers and students from the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, report that the drug tocilizumab should be used judiciously until randomized clinical trials determine the drug’s true efficacy for severely ill patients.

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Meyers authors editorial in prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology

Meyers authors editorial in prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology

Michael Meyers, MD, professor in the division of surgical oncology and director of the general surgery residency program, authored an editorial on his research into innovations in Surgical Techniques.

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High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease

High COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Those with Liver Disease

A. Sidney Barritt IV, MD, MSCR, and Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, in UNC's division of gastroenterology and hepatology, are co-authors of a study of patients with COVID-19 and liver disease.

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Clinical Research Support Office offers latest tips & information for research amid COVID-19

The SOM Clinical Research Support Office (CRSO) has compiled these general tips to help manage our clinical research work during these unprecedented times. Be sure to check out the initial tip sheet published on April 9th, available for review on the CRSO website.

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Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection

Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir Highly Effective at Preventing HIV Infection

The global randomized, controlled and double-blinded study, co-led by Myron Cohen, MD, showed that the drug cabotegravir lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Review a listing of recent competitive grants awarded to UNC School of Medicine faculty.

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A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living Cells

A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living Cells

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Klaus Hahn, PhD, John Sondek, PhD, and Daniel Marston, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reveal the inner workings of cellular communication and processes important for cell migration and potentially metastasis.

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Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study about IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues

Iweala, Burks Publish Review of Study about IgE-Producing B Cells in Gut Tissues

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, and Wesley Burks, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health, published a review of a recent study looking at how IgE-producing B cells in the gut expand the gut’s role in food allergy.

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New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid

New Study Sheds Light on IBD Patients with Covid

Erica Brenner, MD, a pediatric gastroenterology fellow at UNC Children's Hospital, is a co-lead author of the study.

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Researchers Identify Protein Involved in Reactivation of Virus Linked to Cancer

Researchers Identify Protein Involved in Reactivation of Virus Linked to Cancer

Researchers led by Blossom Damania, PhD, reported that Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, a virus linked to three human cancers, uses a protein produced by its human host to come out of hiding and reactivate.

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Schisler Collaborates with NASA to Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation

Schisler Collaborates with NASA to Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation

An interdisciplinary research working group on space biology formed by NASA has transformed into the Coronavirus International Research Team, which includes Jonathan Schisler, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Inclusive Science Program promotes methods, strategies for inclusive translational science to benefit diverse population

ISP provides consultation for all phases of research, offers a range of educational and training resources, and develops tools and resources to promote recruitment and retention.

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UNC-Chapel Hill-based NC Policy Collaboratory to receive $29 million to study and fight coronavirus

UNC-Chapel Hill has been on the forefront of coronavirus research, having recently been named the highest-rated university in the United States for coronavirus research by Microsoft Academic.

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