Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

Scientists Visualize Competition Between Healthy, Dysfunctional Platelets

Scientists Visualize Competition Between Healthy, Dysfunctional Platelets

In some patients with blood disorders, platelet transfusion therapy doesn’t work. UNC School of Medicine scientists used real-time imaging and mouse models to show why. Their work could guide clinical studies and better use of platelet therapy.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates 2019-20 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

The award, which recognizes the research achievements of young tenured faculty, is made possible through a generous donation from Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang with additional financial support from Mr. To Hing Wu. This is the fourth annual class of Yang Family Biomedical Scholars, and the recipients are Chad Pecot, Li Qian, Gregory Scherrer, Greg Wang.

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Scientists Discover Key Neural Circuit Regulating Alcohol Consumption

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.

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Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients

Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan Named 20th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize Recipients

The husband-and-wife scientists from UC San Francisco will be honored at a spring event at UNC-Chapel Hill for their seminal research discoveries on the development and function of the nervous system.

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UNC HIV Researchers Featured

UNC HIV Researchers Featured

The Office of University Communications at UNC-Chapel Hill featured UNC School of Medicine researchers for their decades of dedication in fighting the HIV epidemic.

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UNC Hosts World AIDS Day Event, CFAR Symposium

UNC Hosts World AIDS Day Event, CFAR Symposium

Friday December 6, the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and Center for AIDS Research will host event special event at the Bioinformatics Building. Elsevier Press recently reviewed the impact of institutions in HIV research worldwide, and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked fourth.

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How Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling

How Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling

Richard Wolfenden, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, details how white rot fungi produce enzymes that turn out to be key players in the carbon cycle.

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