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Some e-cigarette ingredients are surprisingly more toxic than others
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Robert Tarran created a new screening technique to deduce the different toxicity levels of the more than 7,700 types of e-liquid flavors available to consumers.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains
UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.
Located in News / 2018 / April
How did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-resistant Superbug?
Scientists led by Rob Nicholas, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine show how the gonorrhea bacterium resists last-resort antibiotic ceftriaxone while maintaining a robust growth rate.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC Aortic Team completes rare total arch aneurysm repair
Mark Farber, MD, and Thomas Caranasos, MD, successfully completed an endovascular total arch aneurysm repair, joining a handful of surgical teams around the world.
Located in News / 2018 / April
How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?
The lab of UNC Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, reveals first-ever repair map of an entire multicellular organism to illuminate some interesting inner workings of the plant kingdom’s DNA highly efficient repair system.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC Health Care achieves highest rank possible in three health IT categories
UNC Health Care’s Stage 7 designations for hospitals, outpatient practices, and advanced analytics confirm its position as a national leader in health information technology.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Male Contraceptive Compound Stops Sperm Without Affecting Hormones
In preclinical tests, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oregon Health and Sciences University showed how a new compound can immobilize sperm temporarily without side effects.
Located in News / 2018 / April
NC TraCS and partners awarded $58.1 million to accelerate research discoveries
The NIH award features a new partnership with NC State, while the UNC-Chapel Hill-led Clinical and Translational Science Award Program continues its alliance with RTI International and N.C. A&T State University.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Phenotyping may lead to more tailored treatment for head and neck cancer
Fourth-year medical student Wesley Stepp, PhD, has developed a testing method to predict aggressiveness of head and neck cancers and help physicians determine the ideal treatment regimen.
Located in News / 2018 / April