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Large Aggregates of ALS-Causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

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UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein...
11-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNC Health Care Achieves Highest Rank Possible in Three Health It Categories

UNC Health Care has achieved Stage 7 designation – the highest rank possible – for hospitals, outpatient practices, and advanced analytics from HIMSS Analytics, a global healthcare research advisory firm. The Stage 7 honors confirm UNC Health...
16-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Strategies Identified to Reverse Obesity’s Lingering, Pro-Cancer Effects

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In preliminary findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2018, researchers from the lab of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Stephen Hursting, PhD, reported on a number of studies examining...
15-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

To Starve Pancreatic Tumors, Researchers Seek to Block ‘Self-Eating,’ Other Fuel Sources

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UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and their collaborators are reporting preclinical findings for a potential two-treatment strategy to block multiple mechanisms of cancer cell metabolism in pancreatic cancer at the American...
13-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Payments to Doctors Linked to Prescription Practices for Two Cancer Types

Compared to physicians who didn’t receive any payments, those who received general payments for meals and lodging from a drug manufacturer had higher odds of prescribing that company’s particular drug for metastatic renal cell carcinoma and for...
5-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genomic Analysis of Thousands of Tumors Supports New Cancer Classification

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An analysis of thousands of tumors across 33 different cancer types by researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network supports an additional classification for human tumors.
3-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-Resistant Superbug?

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UNC School of Medicine researchers have identified mutations to the bacterium Neisseria gonnorrhoeae that enable resistance to ceftriaxone that could lead to the global spread of ceftriaxone-resistant “superbug” strains.
4-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains

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MRIs show that babies with fragile X syndrome had less-developed white matter compared to infants that did not develop the condition. Imaging various sections of white matter from different angles can help researchers focus on the brain circuitry...
2-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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

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

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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

Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

15-Oct-2014 9:50 AM EDT

#UNC Experts Available for Interviews for #Autism Awareness Month

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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

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

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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

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