A multi-national group of investigators, including a scientist at UNC-Chapel Hill, has discovered that nearly a third of the genetic basis of schizophrenia may be attributed to the cumulative actions of thousands of common genetic variants. The effects of each of these genetic changes, innocuous on its own, add up to a significant risk for developing both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors – and patients who get shingles late in life – have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person’s cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease. These viruses also cause significant disease in immunosuppressed people and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Matthew G. Ewend, M.D., director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center program in neuro-oncology, received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery.
The Town of Chapel Hill, in cooperation with UNC-Chapel Hill, 1360 WCHL and the Town of Carrboro, will present a July 4th celebration at Kenan Memorial Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Johnny White and The Elite Band are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m., with fireworks to follow at 9:30 p.m. Gates open and children's entertainment begins at 7 p.m.
The faculty and staff of the Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Division at UNC are delighted to have moved to their new clinic, conveniently located at Carolina Pointe II, at the corner of Interstate 40 and Hwy. 54.
UNC-Chapel Hill helps sponsor Aware for All on Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at North Carolina Central University's School of Education. AWARE for All is an educational program that is free and open to the public for the purpose of providing education to help people make informed decisions about clinical research participation.
Caring for the people of North Carolina is an integral part of the UNC Health Care mission. With that in mind, UNC Health Care External Affairs has developed the Commitment to Communities program to expand its outreach into the community both locally and statewide.