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A New Jetlag Drug? Scientists Create Selective Molecules to Bind to Melatonin Receptors
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine, UC San Francisco, and the University of Buffalo used 3-D computer simulations and pharmacological experiments to create molecules that selectively target the MT1 melatonin receptor to modulate the biological clocks in animal models of jet lag. Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, is co-senior author.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UNC Health’s Triangle Region to Perform Only Priority, Urgent and Emergent Procedures and Surgical Cases
UNC Health joins other major healthcare systems in the state and nation in making this very difficult decision.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Key Molecular Machine in Cells Pictured in Detail for the First Time
Histone mRNA-cleaving machine, crucial for healthy cell division, yields up its secrets after almost half a century of research. Zbigniew Dominski, PhD, and William Marzluff, PhD, led this effort at the UNC School of Medicine, along with key collaborators at Columbia University and Rockefeller University.
Located in News / 2020 / February
Berkowitz Proposes Innovative Methodological Approach to Studies that Address Health-Related Social Needs
Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, proposes the use of cash benchmarking to better study programs aimed at addressing health-related social needs in a new article published in Health Affairs.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Duke Health, UNC Health & WakeMed to Prioritize or Reschedule Non-Critical Surgeries, Procedures and Ambulatory Appointments
This shift is part of the health systems’ preparation to conserve precious clinical resources and to protect patients and medical professionals.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC Cure Center and Cell Microsystems Receive NIH Contract for Single Cell HIV Diagnostic Assay
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill HIV Cure Center and Cell Microsystems, a provider of innovative tools and scalable solutions for the sorting and isolation of single cells, announced they have received an approximately $283,000, 12-month Phase I Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an automated platform to quantify the latent HIV reservoir.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Sept. 13
UCLA, UNC, MIT Researchers Successfully Test Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch
Zhen Gu, PhD, former professor in the UNC/NSCU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, led animal studies, a precursor to human trials, for a new device to automatically manage glucose levels and deliver needed insulin quickly. UNC’s John Buse, MD, PhD, was co-author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UNC Health Care Expands Services Available for Children in Wake County
UNC Children’s Raleigh clinic and a new pediatrics wing at UNC REX Hospital will improve care for kids.
Located in News / 2020 / January
A Full Breakdown of All Vaping Industry Academic Scholarships to High Schoolers
Led by Adam Goldstein, MD, UNC Family Medicine researchers published details on how electronic cigarette companies offer academic scholarships to high school-age teenagers and young adults, showing a disconnect between the industry’s desire to increase vaping among young people and the desire of health advocates to decrease such usage.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Rodgers to deliver 14th Annual Huntley Lecture
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will deliver the 14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture, presented by the Department of Family Medicine. The title of her lecture is "Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Feb. 8