The finding suggests that a single gene, called GSK-3, controls the signals that determine how many neurons actually end up composing the brain. This has important implications for patients with neuropsychiatric illness, as links have recently been drawn between GSK-3 and schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
UNC's Dr. Adaora A. Adimora and her fellow researchers examine factors responsible for the stark racial disparities in HIV infection in the U.S. and the now concentrated epidemic among African Americans.
UNC ophthalmologist Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett is among experts who urge women to take charge of their eye health. "Three quarters of visual impairment is preventable or correctable. Women spend so much time caring for others, it's time we care for ourselves, beginning with our eye health."
The UNC Division of Midwifery is celebrating ten years of service at UNC Hospitals this week. Since its initiation in 1999, when the service began with only one nurse-midwife who assisted in 78 births, it has grown close to 750 percent. Last year, the service assisted in 583 deliveries.
Each year during hunting season, some hunters fall prey to heart attack. Dr. Paula Miller, a cardiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains what hunters can do to prevent this.
Duplin Winery, the oldest and largest winery in the south, is giving N.C. Children's Hospital fans another way to show their support. Simply purchase Duplin wine from your local retailer or restaurant this fall and enjoy. It's that easy!