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Newer Anti-HIV Drugs Safest, Most Effective During Pregnancy
Dolutegravir-containing regimen exhibited superior safety profile in large, NIH-supported study of pregnant women. UNC’s Lameck Chinula presented findings at the online Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. UNC’s Jeffrey Stringer is a study investigator.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC Health Announces Voluntary Visitor Restrictions for Hospitals
UNC Health Urges Use of Virtual Options.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Virtual Reality Shows Promise for Early Detection of MS Balance Problems
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Jason Franz, PhD, created virtual reality experiments to show how a potentially portable and inexpensive test could reduce falls and related injuries in people with multiple sclerosis.
Located in News / 2020 / March
Scientists Create Tool to Detect Genes Associated with Psychiatric, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Led by UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Hyejung Won, PhD, researchers created H-MAGMA, a computational tool that improves current technology used to link non-coding genetic variants to the genes associated with diseases through genome-wide association studies.
Located in News / 2020 / March
ViiV Healthcare, UNC-Chapel Hill announce five-year, $20 million renewal of HIV cure partnership
This unique public-private collaboration provides funding for HIV Cure Center and Qura Therapeutics, the joint venture that brings academic and pharmaceutical research scientists together for the goal of curing people with HIV. David Margolis, MD, is the director of the UNC Cure Center.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC Health Care is now “UNC Health”
The UNC Health system introduced a new name, new logo, and new commitment to transformational change.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UNC School of Medicine NIH Funding Jumps More Than $23 Million in Federal FY 2019
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in National Institutes of Health funding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 12 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in News / 2020 / February
A New Jetlag Drug? Scientists Create Selective Molecules to Bind to Melatonin Receptors
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine, UC San Francisco, and the University of Buffalo used 3-D computer simulations and pharmacological experiments to create molecules that selectively target the MT1 melatonin receptor to modulate the biological clocks in animal models of jet lag. Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, is co-senior author.
Located in News / 2020 / February
Key Molecular Machine in Cells Pictured in Detail for the First Time
Histone mRNA-cleaving machine, crucial for healthy cell division, yields up its secrets after almost half a century of research. Zbigniew Dominski, PhD, and William Marzluff, PhD, led this effort at the UNC School of Medicine, along with key collaborators at Columbia University and Rockefeller University.
Located in News / 2020 / February
UCLA, UNC, MIT Researchers Successfully Test Coin-Sized Smart Insulin Patch
Zhen Gu, PhD, former professor in the UNC/NSCU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, led animal studies, a precursor to human trials, for a new device to automatically manage glucose levels and deliver needed insulin quickly. UNC’s John Buse, MD, PhD, was co-author of the study.
Located in News / 2020 / February