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Scientists Identify Underlying Molecular Mechanisms of Alexander Disease

This research marks the first time scientists have been able to model very specific chemical changes to the protein GFAP that occur inside the Alexander disease brain using an in vitro system derived from patient cells. This is allowing researchers...
25-Nov-2019 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Findings could help identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to drugs that unleash the immune system against cancer.
14-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that that using a polygenic risk score (PRS) based on data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) improves psychosis risk prediction in persons meeting...
11-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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CBD, THC Use During Early Pregnancy Can Disrupt Fetal Development

A new study published in Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal, shows how a one-time exposure during early pregnancy to cannabinoids (CBs) – both synthetic and natural – can cause growth issues in a developing embryo. This is the first...
4-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

E-cigarette Flavors Decrease Perception of Harm Among Youth

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers found that non-menthol flavored e-cigarettes attract youth and adults to vape and that the use of flavored e-cigarettes contributes to multiple pathways linked to higher vaping rates among youth.
24-Oct-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Identify Possible Approach to Block Medulloblastoma Growth

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential approach to stop the growth of the most common type of brain tumor in children.
24-Oct-2019 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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NCI grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care

The National Cancer Institute has awarded a four-year, more than $1.87 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers to study the impact of implementing financial navigation services at five rural...
14-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Heart Attack Registry to Provide Unprecedented Insight into STEMI Occurrence, Treatment in North India

A new study published in Clinical Cardiology introduces the North Indian (NORIN) ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Registry and provides preliminary data collected since its start in January of this year. The prospective cohort...
14-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Lineberger Experts Available at AACR Annual Meeting 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center experts are available to provide expert commentary and feedback on research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018.
13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy

Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation,...
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month

20-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss NEJM Editorial on Use of PARP Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the editorial, the UNC researchers explain the excitement about this new class of drugs and the importance of this trial. They also highlight the reasons that caution as well as enthusiasm is warranted.
3-Jan-2011 2:50 PM EST

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UNC Expert Available to Discuss JAMA Study on Over-the-Counter Dosing of Children

Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
29-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT

It Takes Two (Or More)

UNC brain surgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D. and ENT surgeon Adam Zanation, M.D., collaborated to develop through-the-nose approach to repair a patient's ruptured brain aneurysm.
26-Aug-2009 9:00 AM EDT

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