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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
Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought
Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed on an animal, challenging previous theories.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain
Led by Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress.
Located in News / 2019 / February
UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, in the department of medicine, led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black lung cancer patients versus white lung cancer patients.
Located in News / 2019 / February
Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jiandong Liu, PhD, found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac diseases.
Located in News / 2019 / 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 / 2019 / January
Gwynne Named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance
Mark Gwynne, DO, has been named President of UNC Health Alliance and UNC Senior Alliance. The Health Alliance is UNC Health Care’s statewide, physician-led clinically integrated network. The Senior Alliance is UNC Health Care’s physician-led Medicare accountable care organization (ACO).
Located in News / 2019 / January
In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement
To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.
Located in News / 2019 / January
Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein
UNC scientists led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and Raghuvar Dronamraju, PhD, uncovered a key regulatory step in gene expression that may be a significant factor in cancers and other major diseases.
Located in News / 2018 / December
Scientists create genomic resource to explore the biological underpinnings of brain disorders
Published in Science, this research integrates a broad range of genomics data to help find molecular underpinnings of schizophrenia, autism, and other neuropsychiatric conditions. Hyejung Won, PhD, in the department of genetics and UNC Neuroscience Center was co-first author.
Located in News / 2018 / December