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Angelman syndrome

Can Genetic Therapy Help Kids with Angelman Syndrome Overcome Seizures?

Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease with no cure. Children grow up with severe intellectual disabilities and a range of other problems, arguably the...
Peanut Allergy

Successful Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Results Published in NEJM

Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc., a California-based biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine its full results of...
gene repair

By Solving a Mystery of Gene Repair, Scientists Uncover an Exception...

About 15 years ago, UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, was looking through a textbook with one of his students when they stumbled upon a scientific...
severe chronic disease

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting...

For healthy people, mucus is our friend. It traps potential pathogens so our airways can dispatch nasty bugs before they cause harm to our...
Chronic Pain

Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of...
Arthritisvideo

Stopping Arthritis Before It Starts

When you think of motion capture technology, you might think of the movie magic that brought Jurassic World to life or made Avatar a box office hit.But that’s...
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...
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...
brain’s emotion circuitry

Brain Circuits for Successful Emotional Development Established During Infancy

Researchers in the UNC Early Brain Development Study tracking the development of the brain’s emotion circuitry in infancy found that adult-like functional brain connections...
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...
Crohn’s Disease

Genomic Study Finds a New Role for Micrornas as Predictors of...

Crohn’s disease is a lifelong condition characterized by a fluctuating course of gastro-intestinal inflammation with repeated flares and remissions. Any part of the alimentary...
Dengue Fever Vaccine

Dengue Fever Vaccine Delivered With Nanotechnology Targets All Four Virus Serotypes

The latest in a series of studies led by the Aravinda de Silva Lab at the UNC School of Medicine shows continued promise in...
gastrointestinal cancers

Breaking the Link Between Obesity, Gastrointestinal Cancers

Studies have demonstrated a connection between obesity and a person’s risk of developing colon and other gastrointestinal cancers. Now, scientists are investigating approaches that...
Asthma

Study Shows Surprise Low-level Ozone Impact on Asthma Patients

A new study led by UNC School of Medicine researchers indicates that ozone has a greater impact on asthma patients than previously thought. The study,...
coral skeletal growth

New Study Shows Florida Keys’ Corals Are Growing but Have Become...

Researchers have long questioned what impact climate change has on the rate at which corals are growing and building reef habitats in the Florida...
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...