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Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options
Study findings suggest that cognitive computing could help physicians to stay abreast of an ever-expanding body of scientific literature as well as highlight potential cancer therapeutic options. UNC Lineberger's William Kim, MD, is the study's corresponding author.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Would you eat that doughnut if you knew you had to walk two miles to burn it off?
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health more than $2 million to study the effects of physical activity food labeling on consumer food choices and exercise.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells
In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Hormone therapy could effectively prevent depression for some women in the menopause transition
Research conducted by Susan Girdler, PhD, and David Rubinow, MD, and published in JAMA Psychiatry, is the first to conclude that a year of hormone therapy can effectively prevent the onset of depressive symptoms for women during the menopause transition.
Located in News / 2018 / January
Genetic Testing for Statin Therapy Not Cost-Effective
Research led by UNC School of Medicine MD/PhD student Jamie Jarmul, PhD, suggests physicians should defer to traditional 10-year risk score and existing statin guidelines in lieu of genetic tests.
Located in News / 2018 / May
UNC Biocuration Core teams with Genomet to support collaboration on genetics research
In an effort to advance precision medicine, the Biocuration Core at the UNC School of Medicine is using Genomet’s innovative collaboration platform to strengthen user engagement.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 1
Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy
The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize: a Nobel Prize Predictor
Six winners of a not so famous award based at UNC have gone on to win the highest honor in medicine.
Located in News / 2014 / October
UNC lung researchers team with Durham biotech Parion for $7.7 million NIH project
The partnership aims to create new drugs to help patients with lung diseases clear mucus, a major roadblock to normal respiratory health.
Located in News / 2014 / October
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