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Early research indicates vaping impairs lung immune function
Lung cell impairment can occur with exposure to e-cigarettes, but other short and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
White matter structure in the brain predicts cognitive function at ages 1 and 2
This kind of new brain imaging study could help identify cognitive problems and psychiatric disorders very early and develop appropriate interventions.
Located in News / 2016 / December
International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
Located in News / 2014 / July
Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival
UNC researchers lay the groundwork for a new approach to brain cancer treatments and a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease.
Located in News / 2014 / July
Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type
Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.
Located in News / 2017 / October
Physician-Scientists who have children with special needs are wanted for a research study
The Department of Psychiatry is currently recruiting participants for a research study that seeks to understand the impacts and needs of working physician scientists who are parents of children with disabilities, especially children transitioning out of early intervention services into school-based services through the public school system.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Jan. 17
UNC’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery upends the residency interview process
In research recently published in The Laryngoscope, the department details results from two years of adding surgical simulation to residency interviews.
Located in News / 2018 / May
UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
Located in News / 2015 / May
UNC receives $2.5-million grant to explore new therapy for anhedonia
As part of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics Initiative and led by Gabriel Dichter, PhD, researchers will use neuroimaging to evaluate a new treatment for decreased motivation and pleasure, symptoms that are common to many psychiatric disorders.
Located in News / 2017 / January
Foundation of Hope awards nearly half a million dollars for SOM research
Seven UNC School of Medicine researchers were awarded grants to combat a range of conditions, including bulimia, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and mood disorders.
Located in News / 2019 / July