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The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?
UNC School of Medicine scientists led lab experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat, and it could be a new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments
Located in News / 2019 / April
Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight
Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed two melatonin receptors bound to compounds to show their precise differences and open the door to more targeted treatments for sleep disorders, diabetes, cancers, and other conditions. The research was published in Nature.
Located in News / 2019 / April
UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing Special Care to Patients with Dementia
Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the treatment is a well-educated health care team delivering compassionate care.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants
Led by Jeffrey Stringer, MD, the two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC Health Care Hospitals Earn Top ‘A’ Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group
UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Johnston Health, UNC Rockingham, and Wayne UNC Health received “A” grades.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Harry Stafford Receives Humanitarian Award
Dr. Stafford is being recognized for "his continued efforts in sports medicine and heart health. His efforts continue to impact our local communities and student-athletes across North Carolina.”
Located in News / 2019 / May
If You Could Learn Every Disease Your Child Could Possibly Develop in Life, Would You?
Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. A UNC School of Medicine study proposed a method for how to responsibly determine which types of conditions to include in testing and potentially return to parents.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC Sheps, RTI researchers join Cochrane US Network to promote evidence-based health care and public health
The Cochrane US Network will support and train systematic review authors and users of Cochrane Reviews, and encourage the dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence for better health outcomes. Dan Jonas, MD, MPH will lead the UNC-Chapel Hill team.
Located in News / 2019 / June
UNC Health Care Announces Initiatives to Restore Confidence in Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
Steps include releasing data on patient outcomes, forming an external advisory board, pausing some complex surgeries temporarily, investing in program enhancements and more
Located in News / 2019 / June