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Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics
The study found that 18 percent of IBS patients surveyed reported they were currently using narcotics. These patients reported more abdominal pain, poorer health quality, more IBS-related limitations, more hospitalizations and surgeries, and that they were more likely to use antidepressants and antacid medications.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - May 6, 2010
UNC Program in Translational Medicine awarded $700,000 HHMI grant
The Graduate Training Program in Translational Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill has been awarded a four-year, $700,000 “Med into Grad” renewal grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Dec. 3, 2009
NC TraCS Institute Update
The NC TraCS Clinics offer expert resources for Clinical and Translational researchers. UNC faculty are available to consult across various NC TraCS service areas.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / April
Topal Appointed Assistant Dean for Core Technologies
Dr. Michael Topal, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, appointed Assistant Dean for Core Technologies.
Located in Vital Signs / 2008 / September
UNC study rewrites textbook on key genetic phenomenon
Because females carry two copies of the X chromosome to males’ one X and one Y, they harbor a potentially toxic double dose of the more than 1000 genes that reside on the X chromosome.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - July 2, 2009
CTSA joins first national research study recruitment registry
UNC has joined more than 51 research institutions around the United States in making information about its clinical research trials available on ResearchMatch®, the country’s first registry for recruiting research participants.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 14, 2010
UNC injury research center receives $4.8 million award from CDC
The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center at the UNC-Chapel Hill has received $4.8 million in renewed funding from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - July 31, 2009
UNC Immunology Core Facility Services and Funding Opportunities
The UNC Immunology Core Facility began in 2003 in order to meet the needs of UNC investigators. We specialize in anything related to the development, production and purification of either monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies, and funding opportunities are available for researchers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - Jan. 8, 2010
Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost
The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites participating in a five-year $10 million NIH-funded project to identify the most effective treatment options for fecal incontinence. William E. Whitehead, PhD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology, is one of four principal investigators.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Oct. 18
Sexually assaulted adolescents often receive suboptimal emergency care
A new study reveals vast disparities in the treatment of adolescent sexual assault victims by emergency departments across the country, with many victims leaving the ER without recommended tests and preventive treatments. The findings of the study, led by UNC Children’s Dr. Samantha Schilling, were published in the Nov. 2 edition of the journal Pediatrics.
Located in UNC Children's News / News