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UNC Health Care Expands Services Available for Children in Wake County
UNC Children’s Raleigh clinic and a new pediatrics wing at UNC REX Hospital will improve care for kids.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Researchers Reverse HIV Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure
Overcoming HIV latency – induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body – is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the first time, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Qura Therapeutics – a partnership between UNC and ViiV Healthcare – have shown that a new approach can expose latent HIV to attack in two different animal model systems with little or no toxicity.
Located in News / 2020 / January
A Full Breakdown of All Vaping Industry Academic Scholarships to High Schoolers
Led by Adam Goldstein, MD, UNC Family Medicine researchers published details on how electronic cigarette companies offer academic scholarships to high school-age teenagers and young adults, showing a disconnect between the industry’s desire to increase vaping among young people and the desire of health advocates to decrease such usage.
Located in News / 2020 / January
UNC Hospitals and UNC REX Implement New Visitor Restrictions Due to Flu
Visitor restrictions aimed at protecting patients and staff as number of flu cases increases.
Located in News / 2020 / January
The Ultimate Telemedicine: UNC Expert Helps Treat Astronaut’s Blood Clot During NASA Mission
Blood clot expert Stephan Moll, MD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, consulted NASA on how to treat a U.S. astronaut’s deep vein thrombosis during a mission on the International Space Station. Moll co-wrote a case study on the successful treatment that has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Located in News / 2020 / January
Scientists Show How Tiny, Mutated Neuron Antennae Impair Brain Connectivity
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Eva Anton, PhD, found that defective primary cilia can modulate connectivity between neurons during brain development and cause rare neurodevelopmental conditions called Joubert-syndrome related disorders.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption
The UNC School of Medicine lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, found that alcohol consumption is regulated by the activity of a particular set of neurons in a specific brain region, a discovery that could lead to a better understanding of why some casual drinkers develop an alcohol use disorder.
Located in News / 2019 / December
UNC Health Care Introduces App to Help Patients Navigate Hospitals, Clinics and Parking
Smartphone technology from Gozio Health provides directions, doctor directories and more
Located in News / 2019 / December
Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process
Led by the UNC School of Medicine lab of Leslie Parise, PhD, researchers created an artificial intelligence tool to measure NETosis, an important inflammatory process by which certain white blood cells trap invaders like bacteria. This work will help scientists find ways to stop or promote the process in disease states.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices
UNC Lineberger’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, and Naim Rashid, PhD, reported findings on how two subtypes of pancreatic cancer respond to treatments differently. Importantly, they found that one subtype of the disease showed poor responses to common therapies, and also had worse survival rates.
Located in News / 2019 / November