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Investigational Treatment for Postpartum Depression Consistently Reduced Symptoms Across Three Trials, Supporting Submission for FDA Approval
The findings of the integrated analysis from one phase 2 and two phase 3 pivotal trials were published today in The Lancet. Lead author Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine said the promising results mark a major step forward in women’s health care.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Blue Cross NC, UNC Health Alliance agreement lowers Triangle ACA rates by more than 21 percent
Plans will cost $140 less per month on average before subsidies. New agreement means $200 million reduction in healthcare costs for 2019 in Triangle. Statewide, Blue Cross NC is lowering ACA rates by an average of 4.1 percent.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics
By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Bryan L. Roth discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects or none at all. The findings should accelerate the design of safer and more effective medications for a variety of conditions.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Researchers Reveal Miscarriage Cause, Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs
UNC School of Medicine researchers show how a rare gene defect disrupts an important interaction between proteins, including cellular receptors crucial to cell function and human health.
Located in News / 2018 / August
UNC Health Care Hospitals Ranked Nationally and Rated as “High Performing”
UNC Medical Center nationally ranked in five adult specialties, scored as high performing in five more. Four other UNC Health Care hospitals rated high performing for common adult procedures and conditions.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Review of scientific evidence on effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods for contraception underscores need for higher quality studies
The systematic review led by UNC’s Rachel Peragallo Urrutia, MD, was published this week in Obstetrics and Gynecology. It reviewed 53 studies of the effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods and rated the studies for their quality.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Chair Dale Jenkins Announce Search Committee for Successor to William L. Roper, MD, MPH
UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and UNC Health Care Board of Directors Chair Dale Jenkins have named Robert A. Blouin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as chair, and Charles D. Owen, vice chair of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors, as vice chair for the search committee.
Located in News / 2018 / August
Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began
UNC researcher Charles Carter, PhD, and Peter Wills, PhD, from the University of Aukland, show how genes were first translated into proteins to offer insight into a long-time scientific mystery.
Located in News / 2018 / July
Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?
UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.
Located in News / 2018 / July
UNC Health Care first in NC to integrate with NC Controlled Substance Reporting System
Giant step forward in empowering physicians to address the opioid epidemic.
Located in News / 2018 / July