Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have discovered that a single atom – a calcium, in fact – can control how bacteria walk. The finding identifies a key step in the process by which bacteria infect their hosts, and could one day lead to new drug targets to prevent infection.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered a protein complex that appears to play a significant role in erasing epigenetic instructions on sperm DNA, essentially creating a blank slate for the different cell types of a new embryo to develop.
The UNC Immunology Core Facility began in 2003 in order to meet the needs of UNC investigators. We specialize in anything related to the development, production and purification of either monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies, and funding opportunities are available for researchers.
The conference will be held on Feb. 18-19 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education and is offering continuing education to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and nursing home administrators.
The Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lectureship was established at the UNC School of Medicine in 1985 by its Dean, Stuart Bondurant, MD, to honor some of the School's most accomplished scientists and scholars.
Please tune in to the Here’s to Your Health radio show on WCHL 1360 AM this weekend for our conversation with Dr. Pam Silberman, President and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and the Publisher of the North Carolina Medical Journal.
The Palliative Care Consult Service hosts an every-other-month series of Palliative Care interdisciplinary case conferences devoted to the discussion of clinical and psychosocial needs of hospitalized, seriously ill patients and their families. The next conference will take place Thursday, Jan. 21, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. in the first floor Women’s Hospital Conference Room 3.
The UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP), part of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital is launching a new program, Mindfulness for Persons with Cancer or Chronic Illness. The UNC Mindfulness-Based Program for Stress and Pain Management offers a series of 8 classes, training in meditation and mind-body awareness. The program is open to patients and caregivers facing the challenge of cancer or chronic illness.
NC TraCS offers a Pilot Grant Program with $4.3 million available this year to support basic, clinical, and social scientists for bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-practice translational research. The goal is to promote development of novel solutions that will ultimately improve patient and community health outcomes for the citizens of North Carolina.
The Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) will hold its 2010 International conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill from March 19 to March 21. The conference is hosted by the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is now offering an e-newsletter which you may subscribe to receive directly. The newsletter will feature different themes in rehabilitation medicine, as well as a "year in review" issue.
One of our volunteer Spanish interpreters in Patient Relations, 24-year-old Callie Joy Palma, is featured in the January 2010 issue of SHAPE magazine. The story is not available online, but you can find it on the last page of SHAPE's January issue, in a feature called “YOU … in Shape.”
Upcoming events include: The Weigh to Wellness; Mental Visualization for Peak Performance; UNC Health Care Brain Injury Support Group; UNC Health Care Stroke Support Group; UNC Cardiac Survivor's Support Group; Your Optimal Workout and Recovery Tips; and Managing Time, Managing You.