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Noninvasive prenatal screening tests may detect underlying maternal conditions, including cancer, in the mother, according to a study published July 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association on which Dr. Neeta Vora, a clinical geneticist and assistant professor of maternal-fetal medicine at UNC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is co-author.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / July 16
UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients
Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.
Located in News / 2018 / September
UNC Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, led a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack that occurred over a 15-year period and found consistent differences in the treatment of black and white patients.
Located in News / 2018 / September
The Signal and the Noise
Henrik Dohlman, PhD, discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the chemical signals inside our bodies and the drugs we use to battle diseases.
Located in News / 2014 / July
UNC clinical trials play crucial role in FDA approval for diabetes drug
Led by John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center, the clinical research of UNC doctors and the participation of thousands of patients culminates in a new, effective, and safe daily injectable drug to combat type-2 diabetes.
Located in News / 2016 / November
UNC’s de Silva leads expert panel on Zika research, response
Seventy-five percent of people infected with Zika don’t show any symptoms. An expert panel at RTI International delved into the issues surrounding the virus, including the lack of diagnostic tools.
Located in News / 2016 / June
FDA Approves Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness and Asymmetric Hearing Loss
MED-EL USA announced the FDA approval for the use of their cochlear implants for single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss for patients 5 years of age and older on July, 22, 2019. The data from the clinical trial on cochlear implantation in cases of single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss conducted by Margaret Dillon, AuD, and the UNC Cochlear Implant Clinical Research lab was instrumental in the FDA approval.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / July 25
Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2
In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Shih Earns $3.8 million NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant
Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, associate professor of neurology and member of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, will use cutting-edge neuroscience tools to improve the understanding of fMRI signal in a brain area called striatum.
Located in News / 2018 / October
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards grant to Savoldo for immunotherapy research
A grant from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will help fund clinical research led by UNC Lineberger's Barbara Savoldo, MD, PhD, into an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia that would include a built-in "safety switch."
Located in News / 2017 / November