The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
A study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has found that, despite a North Carolina law banning their purchase by minors and requiring online vendors to verify customer age, teens can easily buy electronic cigarettes online.
A first of its kind study shows that who we inherit genetic variants from – our mother or father – is crucial for the development of diseases and for research studies aimed at finding causes and potential treatments.
On Friday, Feb. 20, UNC School of Medicine Students took time to reflect on the importance of serving the community.
On March 15, Paul McIntosh will run in the Tobacco Road Marathon. The second-year medical student is running to honor those suffering from Pompe disease, a rare, genetic condition he was diagnosed with in 2012.
The February issue of The Rheumatologist Magazine puts UNC's Thurston Arthritis Research Center in the "spotlight."
UNC Rheumatology hosted the Carolina Fellows Collaborative Winter Meeting on campus Feb. 5-7.
The UNC School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumnus Awards, Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Faculty Award will be presented at the Spring Medical Alumni Banquet on Friday, April 17.
Mark Graber, senior fellow in the Health Care Quality and Outcomes Program at RTI, has more than 30 years’ experience in academic medicine and health care research with a focus on quality of care and patient safety. Graber is an internationally recognized authority on diagnostic error in medicine and has published extensively in this area.
The 2015 Merrimon Lecture, given by H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Practice, is titled, "Seven Assumptions that Drive Too Much Health Care."
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with Heidi Roth, MD, associate professor and sleep specialist at UNC's Department of Neurology. The theme of the conversation will be "Sleeping Too Much or Too Little?"
Find out what's happening at UNC Family Medicine with their February edition of The Intercom.
On March 2, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, MD, MPH, clinical professor, Community Health and Human Development, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, will deliver a lecture on her international work with the Children's Oral Health and Nutrition Project.
New findings from the UNC School of Medicine may shed light on why cystic fibrosis patients with the same genetic mutation can have different disease severity and may react differently to medications
Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of liver disease and of liver cancer in the United States. Through a new study that explores one aspect of how the virus hijacks host cell machinery to replicate itself, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have gained insight into the workings of a potential drug target for hepatitis C.
On Feb. 20, the Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society will hold its annual Community Service and Advocacy Day, culminating with the 35th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon and Community Service Day Banquet, where several outstanding students will be honored.
Given sufficient time, many forms of cardiovascular disease turn into heart failure, our nation’s number one killer. Despite intense efforts to discover new heart medications, none of the current therapies have been able to halt its relentless progression. As a result, researchers have begun looking to other diseases for inspiration. Two researchers from Duke and UNC have received a grant to explore the feasibility of re-purposing STFR drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Need your CPR certification renewed? TABS, an organization affiliated with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has scheduled two CPR courses (basic life support for healthcare providers) with CPR Carolina on Feb. 23 and 24. School of Medicine students are welcome to attend.
Robert Phillips, Jr, MD, MSPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, will speak at the 11th Annual Huntley Lecture on Wednesday, March 4.
The CDC released 11 PRC Special Interest Project Announcements that are only available to CDC-Sponsored Prevention Research Centers. Letters of Intent are due March 6 and full applications are due on April 8. Applications must be completed by April 1 for routing and submission to the Office of Sponsored Research.