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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
Social Medicine’s Sue Estroff receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award
Sue Estroff, PhD, professor of social medicine and adjunct professor of anthropology and psychiatry, has been honored by her peers with the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways
New UNC School of Medicine research led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, and Carla Ribeiro, PhD, suggests that cystic fibrosis drugs used to correct the faulty CFTR protein would work better when the patients’ airways are inflamed.
Located in News / 2018 / October
New School of Medicine Program Highlights Precision Medicine at UNC
The Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care will be led by the UNC School of Medicine’s Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD. The program, funded by a $10-million grant from UNC Health Care, will be a collaboration among multiple departments within the school to bring together existing precision medicine treatments and support future endeavors in this field.
Located in News / 2018 / October
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
UNC School of Medicine and Recovery Record launch study to detect and prevent binge-eating behaviors
New study brings together behavioral, genetic, and microbiome data to give a fuller snapshot of binge eating triggers and treatments.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant health and fitness apps actually have little to do with health
UNC researchers led by Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, reviewed more than 300 apps in the health and fitness categories of app stores for hands-free, voice-activated assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant; they found very few had a clear health focus.
Located in News / 2018 / September
UNC Researchers Find Racial Disparities in Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
Sameer Arora, MD, a UNC School of Medicine cardiology fellow, led a study reviewing hospitalizations for a certain type of heart attack that occurred over a 15-year period and found consistent differences in the treatment of black and white patients.
Located in News / 2018 / September
UNC School of Medicine Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients
Michelle Hernandez, MD, associate medical director of the N.C. Children’s Allergy & Asthma Center, led a study that followed 23 asthma patients in North Carolina to show that even with optimized treatment for persistent asthma, patients experienced respiratory and systemic effects from exposure to low levels of ozone.
Located in News / 2018 / September
Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jenny Ting, PhD, and colleagues, publish a new approach to weight loss and diabetes prevention.
Located in News / 2018 / September