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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...
Cancer’s Spread

UNC Scientists Create Better Laboratory Tools to Study Cancer’s Spread

Cancer that has spread, or metastasized, from its original site to other tissues and organs in the body is a leading cause of cancer...
Aneurysm

UNC Aortic Team First in the Nation to Complete Endovascular Total...

The Aortic Team, made up of surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and technologists from UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, is the first in the country...
Biological materials

Developing Polymers That Mimic Chameleon Skin

Biological materials have complex mechanical properties that are difficult to reproduce using synthetic materials. An international team of researchers, led by UNC-Chapel Hill chemist Sergei...
brain cancer

Researchers Identify Molecular Target for Brain Cancer, Develop Immunotherapy Approach to...

An international team of researchers has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells that can hunt brain tumors displaying a new molecular target that is highly...
HIV

HIV Exports Viral Protein in Cellular Packages

HIV may be able to affect cells it can’t directly infect by packaging a key protein within the host’s cellular mail and sending it...
Antipsychotic Drugs

Scientific Breakthrough Could Lead to Better Antipsychotic Drugs

Although antipsychotic drugs are among the most widely prescribed medications, individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism-spectrum disorders often experience severe side effects because...
pancreatic cancer

Narrowing the Gap Toward Precision Medicine for Pancreatic Cancer

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Jen Jen Yeh, MD, is working to understand the complicated relationship between one of the deadliest...
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Discovery: Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life

Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now...
sea turtles

Drones Confirm Importance of Costa Rican Waters for Sea Turtles

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica’s Pacific...
autism

Three UNC Autism Research Studies Earn End-Of-Year Honors

Three UNC School of Medicine autism research studies led by Joseph Piven, MD, made the end-of-year top research lists of three organizations heavily invested...