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Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes
A newly published study led by Stefan Metz, PhD, a research associate at the UNC School of Medicine, details how researchers used a nanoparticle vaccine platform to develop a tetravalent dengue virus vaccine capable of inducing balanced, type-specific neutralizing antibodies to each dengue virus serotype.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Discovery Shows How Mucus Build-up, Not Infections, Triggers Cystic Fibrosis Lung Damage
Giving mucus-thinning therapies in early childhood might delay the worst symptoms and infections associated with CF, according to a study led by Charles Esther, MD, PhD, and Marianne Muhlebach, MD. Their paper is the cover story of Science Translational Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / April
Duke Health, UNC Health & WakeMed Further Restrict Visitors at Hospitals
No visitors will be permitted in the hospitals’ inpatient areas.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Duke Health, UNC Health & WakeMed to Prioritize or Reschedule Non-Critical Surgeries, Procedures and Ambulatory Appointments
This shift is part of the health systems’ preparation to conserve precious clinical resources and to protect patients and medical professionals.
Located in News / 2020 / March
E-cigarette Flavors Decrease Perception of Harm Among Youth
Led by UNC Family Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers, a systematic review of scientific literature revealed the role flavored e-cigarettes have on product preference, appeal, harm perceptions, willingness to use, and initiation among youth. Flavors similarly affect adult e-cigarette use, though the relationship between e-cigarette flavors and cessation of cigarette smoking among adults remains unclear.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Eating Small Amounts of Peanut after Immunotherapy May Extend Allergy Treatment Benefits
Edwin Kim, MD, MS, says the results of a multi-year observational study are encouraging for those suffering from peanut allergies.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Envisioning His Future
Qing Zhang earns a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine for his work understanding oxygen’s role in therapy-resistant tumors.
Located in News / 2018 / February
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
Fat Cell Gene Deficiency Promotes Obesity
UNC School of Medicine’s Damaris Lorenzo, PhD, and colleagues show how a gene variant can trigger obesity in mice – without them eating more than control mice – and lead to health concerns related to weight gain.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?
UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.
Located in News / 2017 / September