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Virus linked to cancer takes over ‘cellular mail’ to alter tumor environment
A UNC Lineberger study, led by Dirk Dittmer, PhD, reports the Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus can commandeer a system involved in how host cells can affect changes in neighboring cells.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials
UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators, led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating in clinical trials can provide valuable information.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy May Allow Patients to Eat Egg Safely for Years after Treatment
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study show what life after egg oral immunotherapy can look like for people with egg allergies.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
New studies aim to improve melanoma diagnosis
A pair of studies led by UNC Lineberger's Nancy Thomas, MD, PhD, and Kathleen Conway Dorsey, PhD, could aid in improved diagnosis for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant
Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
Scientists Discover Key Enzyme in Breast Cancer Proliferation, Treatment Resistance
In lab experiments, researchers led by Michael Emanuele, PhD, found that the enzyme USP21 protects the protein FOXM1, which has been implicated in basal-like breast cancer progression, metastasis, and poor patient outcomes.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms, Restores Brain Waves in Clinical Study
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2, UNC study finds
Findings by UNC researchers may help identify children at risk shortly after birth, making early intervention possible; John H. Gilmore, MD, from the department of psychiatry is senior author.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March