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Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies
Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom, PhD, and colleagues in South Africa, discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Researchers Publish Comprehensive Review on Respiratory Effects of Vaping
UNC School of Medicine researcher Rob Tarran, PhD, led a review of all published scientific literature on the effects of e-cigarette use on the respiratory system. The team of four authors strongly recommend tighter regulation of e-cigarette products.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Long-Acting Injectable Multi-Drug Implant Shows Promise for HIV Prevention and Treatment
UNC researchers have created an injectable multi-drug delivery system that is removable, biodegradable and effective for up to a year in some cases. First author Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, MSc, says the ability to administer multiple drugs with this implant is an important advancement in this research.
Located in News / 2019 / September
External Advisory Board Issues Findings & Recommendations for UNC Children’s Pediatric Heart Surgery Program
The report, which was reviewed by the UNC Health Care Board of Directors September 16th, makes several detailed recommendations to improve the program, while noting UNC Health Care’s commitment to programmatic quality and improvement.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Researchers Pinpoint Animal Model Proteins Important in Study of Human Disease
Frank Conlon, PhD, co-led a study showing which proteins and pathways are conserved in four major animal models and humans, providing insights into which models are best for specific research of human disease.
Located in News / 2019 / September
UNC to Host First Conference Aimed at Fathers of Children with Autism
UNC Autism Fathers Conference on Sept. 14 to focus on challenges fathers face.
Located in News / 2019 / September
Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease
In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of developing emphysema.
Located in News / 2019 / August
Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Care to Lower Triangle ACA Rates by Additional 4.5% for 2020
Over the past two years, Triangle rate decreases have totaled more than 25%
Located in News / 2019 / August
UNC Medical Center and UNC REX Recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders
Hospitals named to 2019 list for equitable treatment of patients, visitors and employees
Located in News / 2019 / August
Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections.
Located in News / 2019 / August