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August 13, 2014

War vet receives his hearing back

Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.

Clinical Trials, Devices, Hearing, UNC Stories

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Andrew Tucker

April 11, 2014

Building a Better Image

Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Research

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Dr. Laura Young

July 1, 2013

UNC begins clinical trial of EndoBarrier® for treatment of type 2 d...

The ENDO Trial is currently enrolling adults between the ages of 21 and 65 who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and are obese.

Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Treatment

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Joel Tepper

May 29, 2013

The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clini...

Are there enough clinical trials data to guide every radiation oncology decision in a cancer patient's care? Not necessarily, according to a UNC School of Medicine study.

Cancer, Clinical Trials, Oncology, Research

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Illustration of a DNA helix.

December 19, 2012

Gene therapy cocktail shows promise in long-term clinical trial for...

This form of gene therapy was created and developed at the UNC School of Medicine. The treatment uses a virus (adeno-associated virus, or AAV) as a “viral vector” meticulously tailored to enter the brain and safely switch good genes for bad.

Clinical Trials, Gene Therapy, Treatment

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John B. Buse

November 7, 2012

Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results

Daily injections of liraglutide were slightly more effective than weekly injections of exenatide in lowering blood sugar and promoting weight loss. However, patients had fewer negative side effects on exenatide once weekly.

Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Research

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October 17, 2012

Ann Hartline: Living Life Large with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Asheville artist Ann Hartline was featured in Family House Diaries in July 2011. Despite new medical challenges over the past year, Ann celebrated five years of living life large with metastatic breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Clinical Trials, UNC Stories

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PAP (red) is found in neurons that sense pain-producing stimuli. Credit: Zylka lab

April 23, 2012

Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a tr...

UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Pain, Research, Treatment

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R. Jude Samulski

November 30, 2011

Clinical trial for muscular dystrophy demonstrates safety of custom...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that it is safe to cut and paste together different viruses in an effort to create the ultimate vehicle for gene therapy.

Clinical Trials, Genetics, Muscular Dystrophy, Treatment

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Illustration of a mother holding her baby.

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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Young man smiling.

February 14, 2008

Idursulfase is effective treatment for Hunter syndrome, UNC-led cli...

CHAPEL HILL – An article reporting results from a pivotal clinical trial that helped gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the first treatment for Hunter syndrome has been published online by the journal Genetics in Medicine.

Chronic Illness, Clinical Trials, Studies

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