Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

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Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease

Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease

In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of developing emphysema.

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Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Beth Jonas, MD, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Lorelei rings the bell

Lorelei rings the bell

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.

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Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

Researchers develop method for identifying aggressive breast cancer drivers

In an effort to improve the accuracy of predictions about prognosis for patients with breast cancer and the efficacy of personalized therapy, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to precisely identify individual patients who have aggressive breast cancer.

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Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections.

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