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

Radiolabeling Bioactive Molecules to Advance Novel PET Methodology

Radiolabeling Bioactive Molecules to Advance Novel PET Methodology

UNC Department of Radiology recognizes Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Research Program director Zibo Li, PhD, for receiving National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering funding to establish radioabeling methodology for modifying biologically active molecules and drugs in novel PET agent preparation.

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Researchers Identify Strategies to Ensure, Sustain Health Workforce During Pandemic

Researchers Identify Strategies to Ensure, Sustain Health Workforce During Pandemic

Health Workforce Research Center Directors, including Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, in the UNC Department of Family Medicine, highlight strategies to sustain the healthcare workforce to meet the needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Open Science Drug Discovery Partnership, READDI, Aims to Invest $125 Million to Prevent Future Pandemics

Open Science Drug Discovery Partnership, READDI, Aims to Invest $125 Million to Prevent Future Pandemics

The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative (READDI) involves researchers from the UNC School of Medicine, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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Schisler Lab Receives $2.5 million NIH Grant to Study Cellular Aging, Deterioration

Schisler Lab Receives $2.5 million NIH Grant to Study Cellular Aging, Deterioration

The National Institute of Aging will fund the lab of Jonathan Schisler, PhD, for a five-year, $2.5 million grant to study various aspects of biology related to deterioration of motor skills and cognitive function.

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H. Yuan NIH Instrumentation Award Brings Multi-modal Optical/CT to Small Animal Imaging Core

H. Yuan NIH Instrumentation Award Brings Multi-modal Optical/CT to Small Animal Imaging Core

UNC's Department of Radiology congratulates Hong Yuan, PhD, on her S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant, awarded by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, for her project titled, “Multimodal PerkinElmer IVIS-SpectrumCT imaging system for a preclinical imaging core facility.”

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Microsoft Analytics Ranks UNC-Chapel Hill Top U.S. Research University for Coronaviruses

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and since, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have published more peer-reviewed articles and have been cited more than any other academic institution in the United States.

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UNC Research Team Awarded Multi-PI NIH Grant to Study Genetic Contributors to Alzheimer’s Disease

The $3.5 million NIH grant will support the team of Doug Phanstiel, Hyejung Won, and Todd Cohen's work to identify genetic variants and genes that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease risk, providing a foundation for future work to develop tools to diagnose and treat this debilitating disorder.

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Meet UNC School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Research Heroes

Meet UNC School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Research Heroes

The UNC School of Medicine has researchers across disciplines working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Food Lion Donates $500,000 to UNC Health for COVID-19 Research

Food Lion Donates $500,000 to UNC Health for COVID-19 Research

The North Carolina-based retailer donated $3.1 million this week for local hunger-relief efforts and COVID-19 research on vaccines and treatments at UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine.

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Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter

Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter

A major international collaboration co-led by UNC School of Medicine scientist Jason Stein, PhD, has produced the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, identifying more than 300 genetic variants that influence cortical structure and play roles in psychiatric conditions.

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Research for Me @UNC – Do I have to list my study?

Research for Me @UNC – Do I have to list my study?

Research for Me allows potential participants to reach out directly to you to indicate their interest in your study. We have over 11,000 registered users who are ready to get involved in research at UNC.

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UNC Researchers Look to Next Generation Genetic Sequencing for Deeper Understanding of COVID-19

UNC Researchers Look to Next Generation Genetic Sequencing for Deeper Understanding of COVID-19

Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is working with colleagues to explore how next generation sequencing can be used to help ensure accuracy in novel coronavirus diagnostics, as well as identify mutations and learn the history of the virus by sequencing its genome.

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COVID-19 Research Preparedness Website

The School of Medicine Office of Research now has a COVID-19 Research Preparedness Website that provides resources and information from both federal institutions and UNC-Chapel Hill.

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AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research

AskBio, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate on Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy Research

A UNC School of Medicine research team led by Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, has generated preclinical evidence that gene therapy may help individuals with Angelman syndrome by improving seizure and motor outcomes.

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Office of Research Bi-Annual Report

The SOM OoR 2019-20 Academic Year Bi-Annual Report summarizes important news and accomplishments from June 2019 through January 2020.

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Temporary UNC Policy on Human Subjects-Related Research Visits at UNC-Chapel Hill during COVID-19 Outbreak

In light of recent State of North Carolina and University statements on COVID-19 and the rapidly evolving outbreak, UNC-Chapel Hill is issuing a temporary policy related to human subjects-related research visits.

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Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy

Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy

Dolutegravir-containing regimen exhibited superior safety profile in large, NIH-supported study of pregnant women. UNC’s Lameck Chinula presented findings at the online Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. UNC’s Jeffrey Stringer is a study investigator.

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Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems

Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems

The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.

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Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Led by UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Hyejung Won, PhD, researchers created H-MAGMA, a computational tool that improves current technology used to link non-coding genetic variants to the genes associated with diseases through genome-wide association studies.

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