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New Study Finds the Use of Multiple Tobacco Products Is Popular Among Teenagers
UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program finds poly-tobacco use among teenagers is on the rise.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Dec. 10
Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors
In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 20
Noninvasive prenatal screening tests may detect underlying maternal conditions, including cancer, in the mother, according to a study published July 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on which Dr. Neeta Vora, a clinical geneticist and assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine at UNC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / July 16
FDA Approves Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss
MED-EL USA announced the FDA approval for the use of their cochlear implants for single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss for patients 5 years of age and older on July, 22, 2019. The data from the clinical trial on cochlear implantation in cases of single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss conducted by Margaret Dillon, AuD, and the UNC Cochlear Implant Clinical Research lab was instrumental in the FDA approval.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / July 25
UNC Biocuration Core teams with Genomet to support collaboration on genetics research
In an effort to advance precision medicine, the Biocuration Core at the UNC School of Medicine is using Genomet’s innovative collaboration platform to strengthen user engagement.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 1
Research shows acupuncture could offer relief for patients with esophageal disorders
Preliminary research led by Marco Patti, MD, professor of surgery, and collaborators in Brazil, has shown that acupuncture could offer relief for patients suffering from swallowing disorders such as achalasia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 3
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards funding to address research priorities in health care for women with diabetes
Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, director of the Diabetes and Obesity Core at the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research and member of the UNC Diabetes Center, will partner with Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, to create an online network to engage women with diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / June 2
UNC Lineberger discovery would allow researchers to fine-tune activity of cancer-hunting immune cells
Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s Gianpietro Dotti, MD, reported new findings about the regulation of co-stimulatory molecules that could be used to activate cancer-killing immune cells – chimeric antigen receptor T-cells, or CAR-T. The molecules could also be used to decrease the activity of these cells.
Located in News / 2020 / January
UNC-led study comparing tradeoffs of benefit, harm, and cost in hematuria evaluation published in JAMA Internal Medicine
UNC researchers led by Matthew Nielsen, MD, found that the risk stratification may optimize the balance of benefit, harm, and cost associated with diagnostic testing for a common condition called hematuria.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Oct. 10
UNC Lineberger Research Provides New Insights Into Deadly Brain Cancer
New findings by researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest that the most common form of malignant brain cancer in adults, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is probably not a single disease but a set of diseases, each with a distinct underlying molecular disease process.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 21, 2010