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Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Ben Philpot, PhD, discovered key details for how a deficiency in the gene UBE3A affects the brain and how replacing it could benefit children with the neuro-genetic disorder.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?
UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?
UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.
Located in News / 2018 / July
Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?
Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Procedures
The program’s major milestone was celebrated in the lobby of the UNC Children’s Hospital Monday morning with speeches from physicians that have made the program possible, along with a kidney transplant patient and his living donor.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Chair Dale Jenkins Announce Search Committee for Successor to William L. Roper, MD, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and UNC Health Care Board of Directors Chair Dale Jenkins have named Robert A. Blouin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as chair, and Charles D. Owen, vice chair of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors, as vice chair for the search committee.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Chatham Hospital to Open New Maternity Center, Begin Delivering Babies
Goals are to improve health care and outcomes, enable new mothers to stay closer to home
Located in News / 2020 / September
Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Test and Better Treatments
A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick – the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.
Located in News / 2017 / September
Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) Endorsed by FDA
UNC researchers were instrumental in the FDA recognition of the ClinGen expert curated human genetic data. In a press release, the FDA announced this first formal recognition of a public database of human genetic variants and their relationship to disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Dec. 6
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was UNC’s principal investigator for this six-month clinical trial that shows the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) reduces serious levels of hypoglycemia compared with standard monitoring by daily use of blood glucose finger-stick test strips.
Located in News / 2020 / June