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UNC scientists pinpoint how a single genetic mutation increases autism risk
The research shows the precise cellular mechanisms that could increase risk for the disorder and how an existing drug might help thousands of people with autism.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?
UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes
Located in News / 2016 / February
Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jenny Ting, PhD, and colleagues, publish a new approach to weight loss and diabetes prevention.
Located in News / 2018 / September
UNC Researchers Awarded Emerging Challenges Grants
UNC School of Medicine, UNC Medical Center, and NC TraCS Institute awarded $50,000 to two teams of researchers led by Jill Bates, PharmD, Alison Stuebe, MD, and Ana Whitney, MS, to study pharmacogenomics and social determinants of maternal health.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Research shows acupuncture could offer relief for patients with esophageal disorders
Preliminary research led by Marco Patti, MD, professor of surgery, and collaborators in Brazil, has shown that acupuncture could offer relief for patients suffering from swallowing disorders such as achalasia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Aug. 3
ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research
In partnership with UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, the American Society of Hematology is supporting two expert review panels that will analyze the clinical significance of variants and mutations understood to be associated with myeloid malignancies and platelet disorders with the goal of aiding in their interpretation on diagnostic genetic tests.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein
UNC scientists led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and Raghuvar Dronamraju, PhD, uncovered a key regulatory step in gene expression that may be a significant factor in cancers and other major diseases.
Located in News / 2018 / December
In all U.S. regions, broad support for increasing legal age of tobacco sales
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that in all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales. They also found the most support for increasing the minimum age to 21 rather than to 20 or 19.
Located in News / 2016 / May
Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards funding to address research priorities in health care for women with diabetes
Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, director of the Diabetes and Obesity Core at the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research and member of the UNC Diabetes Center, will partner with Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University, to create an online network to engage women with diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / June 2