Friday, November 16, 2018
Home Tags UNC

Tag: UNC

Respiratory Effects

When It Comes to Respiratory Effects of Wood Smoke, Sex Matters

Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women – effects that may be obscured when...
Air Pollution

US Air Pollution Deaths Nearly Halved Between 1990 and 2010

Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
HPV Blood Test

HPV Blood Test Shows Promise for Tracking Head and Neck Cancer...

A new blood test developed by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers shows promise for tracking HPV-linked head and neck cancer...
cystic fibrosis

Scientists Solve 3-D Structure of CF Protein in Active, Inactive States

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have resolved the three-dimensional molecular structure of...
colorectal cancer

Scientists Zero in on Ways to Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening

UNC Lineberger's Daniel Reuland, MD, MPH, and colleagues published in JAMA Internal Medicine a review of data from 73 randomized clinical trials that tested...
Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

Scientists Reveal New Cystic Fibrosis Treatments Work Best in Inflamed Airways

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that two cystic fibrosis (CF) drugs aimed at correcting the defected CFTR protein seem to be...
HIV Treatment

UNC to Create the Next Generation, Ultra-Long-Acting Antiretroviral Formulations for HIV...

It has been well established that HIV transmission can be efficiently halted by effective treatment of those infected or by pre-exposure prophylaxis of individuals...
injectable implant

Long-Acting Injectable Implant Shows Promise for HIV Treatment and Prevention

A persistent challenge in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention is medication adherence – getting patients to take their medication as required to get the best...
plant pathogens

New Research Provides Insight into How Plant Pathogens Trigger Plant Diseases...

A UNC-Chapel Hill interdisciplinary research team of chemists and biologists has unlocked an important clue in understanding how plant pathogens cause diseases that can...
Anti-inflammatory Protein

Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they...
leukemia

Researchers Lay the Foundation for Personalized Immune Treatments for Leukemia

New findings led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will help lay the foundation for developing highly personalized immune therapies...
childhood brain cancer

Stem Cells Show Promise as Drug Delivery Tool for Childhood Brain...

The latest in a series of laboratory breakthroughs could lead to a more effective way to treat the most common brain cancer in children....
neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers Reveal How Gene Variant Is Linked to Chronic Pain After...

The gene FKBP5 is a critical regulator of the stress response and affects how we respond to environmental stimuli. Previous studies have shown that...
Serotonin Receptor

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

Serotonin, known as the “happiness” neurotransmitter, is a chemical found in the body responsible for feelings of well-being. But serotonin isn’t the only chemical...
Miscarriage

Researchers Reveal Miscarriage Cause, Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs

Tragic miscarriages for a couple have led to a discovery with potentially broad implications for future disease treatments, according to a team of researchers...
Artificial intelligence system

Artificial Intelligence System Created at UNC-Chapel Hill Designs Drugs from Scratch

An artificial-intelligence approach created at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy can teach itself to design new drug...
Brain Disease

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a...
Tardigrades

These Gummy Bear-Looking Things Will Inherit the Earth

Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic animals that live basically everywhere on earth, from the hot springs atop the Himalayas to the...
Blood Mutations

Blood Mutations Could Contaminate Genetic Analyses of Tumors

Genetic mutations in blood cells that have made their way into tumors could be red herrings that mislead physicians looking for genetic changes in...
viral protein

UNC Lineberger Researchers Show How Viral Protein Helps Drive Cancer

Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are zeroing in on how Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus can lead to cancer in people. Infection with Kaposi...