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Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Led by UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Hyejung Won, PhD, researchers created H-MAGMA, a computational tool that improves current technology used to link non-coding genetic variants to the genes associated with diseases through genome-wide association studies.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.
Located in News / 2020 / March
In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement
To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.
Located in News / 2019 / January
Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance
Mark Gwynne, DO, has been named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance. The Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network. The Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO).
Located in News / 2019 / January
UNC Hospitals and UNC REX Implement New Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu
Visitor restrictions aimed at protecting patients and staff as number of flu cases increases.
Located in News / 2019 / January
Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jiandong Liu, PhD, found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac diseases.
Located in News / 2019 / January
UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, in the department of medicine, led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black lung cancer patients versus white lung cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain
Led by Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought
Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed on an animal, challenging previous theories.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.
Located in News / 2019 / February