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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV Treatment and Prevention
New project aims to provide long-lasting HIV treatment and/or protection from a single injection. Angela Wahl, PhD, Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, and Martina Kovarova, PhD, are collaborating to lead the work, which is funded by a $3.8-million NIH grant.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells
In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Egan publishes commentary about recent change in donor lung allocation policy
Thomas Egan, MD, says that the change in policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, it came as a “tsunami” that was “sudden, unexpected, and may have huge consequences.”
Located in News / 2018 / January
UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding
The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release
By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.
Located in News / 2014 / May
NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research
The UNC School of Medicine lab of William Marzluff, PhD, will collaborate with Cell Microsystems on gene editing projects to speed up the use of CRISPR workflows in lab experiments.
Located in News / 2019 / April
Developing materials that make a difference
This Gazette article features Dr. Nancy Albritton, Chair of the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four other UNC material scientists.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5