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UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer
A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV -- the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.
Located in News / 2015 / January
Fiscus Co-Authors Article on Physician Burnout
Lynne Fiscus, MD, MPH, Chief Value Officer (CVO) and Executive Medical Director of UNC Physicians Network, is a co-author of an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine that estimates physician burnout costs the U.S. health care system $4.6 billion a year.
Located in News / 2019 / May
'Smart' insulin could reduce dangerous complications of diabetes treatment
Researchers published a new study, supported by the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, showing how a "smart" insulin patch could reduce dangerous complications in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / May 24
Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking
A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.
Located in News / 2015 / March
UNC research leads to tools to help fight child obesity
At a time when one in three U.S. children is overweight or obese, Dr. Eliana Perrin has dedicated her research to helping fellow pediatricians and parents "tip the scales" in a healthier direction.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial
The policy forum piece co-authored by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, explores the question of whether a Zika human challenge trial (intentionally infecting people with Zika to address the science and vaccine development process) could be ethically justified.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / April 19
Genomic research leads to new diagnostics, tools to fight cancer
Dr. Ian Davis is among the UNC Children's scientists and researchers employing cutting-edge genomic technologies to understand how cancers develop and how to better treat and prevent them.
Located in UNC Children's News / / CARE 2014 / Issue 9
Are Immigration Policies Adversely Affecting Citizen Children?
According to a commentary by UNC School of Medicine student Sebastian Werner, the health of citizen-children is adversely affected by immigration policies targeting the undocumented.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Lee Receives DoD Trauma Care Award for Applying CNT X-ray CT to Battlefield Head Trauma Imaging
In this study, Yueh Lee, MD, PhD, and collaborators address neuroimaging shortcomings at multi-national military airfield Role 3 hospitals, all of which lack CT scanner capability, to prevent unnecessary transport to CT-equipped Role 4 facilities.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Dec. 20
UNC Horizons director appointed to national group that will guide NIH research on opioids
Hendrée Jones, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and executive director of the UNC Horizons Program, is among a small group of experts asked by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve on a working group to bring the best of science to the task of addressing our national crisis of opioid addiction and chronic pain.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / Feb. 7