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Jason Lieb

October 24, 2011

Study confirms males and females have at least one thing in common:...

The finding provides clarity to a hotly debated topic in science and provides biologists with more information to interpret experiments involving genetic measurements in males and females.

Genetics, Research, Studies

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October 24, 2011

UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 milli...

News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.

Arthritis, Grants, Studies

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Amanda Nelson

October 21, 2011

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large...

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

Arthritis, Chronic Illness, Pain, Social Justice

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October 18, 2011

Malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S reduces the risk of malaria by hal...

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill enrolled 1,600 children at the study site in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Clinical Trials, Treatment

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Yvonne Golightly

October 12, 2011

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.

Pain, Treatment

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HIV particle infecting human T cell. Image source: NIAID

October 6, 2011

Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with H...

This is the first study to demonstrate active replication of HIV virus in a cell type other than immune T cells and which may help to predict patients at greatest risk for HIV dementia.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Treatment

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Illustrated here are images of sperm and egg. Image source: NIH.

September 22, 2011

UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming

A study from the UNC School of Medicine has illuminated a key step of demethylation, giving stem cell researchers critical information as they try to reprogram adult cells to mimic the curative and self-renewing properties of stem cells.

Genetics, Innovation, Research, Sexual Health

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Wenbin Lin

September 20, 2011

UNC scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cance...

A new type of nanoparticle developed in the laboratories at the University of North Carolina has shown potential for more effective delivery of chemotherapy to treat cancer.

Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, Technology, Treatment

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Michael W. Fried

September 14, 2011

24-week hepatitis C treatment as effective as 48-week treatment

A new study, conducted in part at UNC, finds that a 24-week triple medication treatment course for hepatitis C is just as effective as a 48-week regimen.

Chronic Illness, Hepatitis C, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

September 14, 2011

UNC opens first inpatient perinatal psychiatry unit in U.S.

The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Center for Women's Mood Disorders have opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe post-partum depression (PPD). The unit is the first of its kind in the United States.

Innovation, Mental Health, Psychiatry

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