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Category: Collaboration

Brain Cell Organization

September 19, 2017

Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It...

UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.

Autism, Collaboration, News, Research

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September 17, 2017

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brai...

Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.

Children, Collaboration, Gastroenterology, News, Nutrition, Studies

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The beautiful old well at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 13, 2017

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.

Autism, Awards, Collaboration, Grants, News, Research

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Adam Goldstein

September 14, 2016

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Team Up to Reduce Tobacco Use

Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Cancer Hospitals, with support from the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program, are collaborating on an innovative training program to prepare health care providers across North Carolina and the U.S. to better assist people addicted to tobacco products and help them become “tobacco free.”

Collaboration, Substance Abuse

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Nigel Mackman

June 2, 2016

Duke/UNC Team Testing New Strategies to Prevent Clotting in Patient...

CTSA collaborative funding award supports mouse-model research. Nigel Mackman, PhD, of UNC, and Rebekah White, MD, of Duke are leading the effort.

Cancer, Collaboration

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Joseph Piven

May 2, 2016

UNC joins launch of SPARK, nation’s largest autism research study

Groundbreaking initiative combines web-based registry with DNA analysis to accelerate autism research and speed discovery of personalized treatments.

Autism, Collaboration, Research

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UNC Chapel

December 9, 2015

Sharing skills to save more lives

With only one physician in Malawi trained to perform the surgical procedure required to treat cervical cancer—radical hysterectomy—women died in large numbers from the disease. Two UNC OB-GYNs came up with a way to change that.

Cancer, Collaboration

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November 5, 2015

UNC School of Medicine Joins with AMA to Create Medical School of t...

UNC is one of 20 schools invited to join an AMA-sponsored consortium working to reshape how future physicians are trained.

Collaboration

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Fatemeh Kaveh

September 21, 2015

Researchers from UNC Lineberger, Norway launch cancer genetics coll...

Researchers from Norway visited the cancer center last week to learn firsthand about UNCseq, a clinical trial launched in 2011 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In the trial, researchers use a profile of the genetic and molecular alterations in patients' tumors to try to identify targeted treatments for them.

Cancer, Collaboration, Genetics, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 11, 2015

Carolina, GSK announce novel partnership to accelerate search for H...

The HIV Cure center will be located on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and will focus exclusively on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Collaboration, HIV/AIDS

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UNC Chapel

December 19, 2014

UNC Project-China uses crowdsourcing to promote HIV Testing

UNC’s Project-China partnered with Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH) Global on a successful project that used crowdsourcing to promote awareness of the importance of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM).

Collaboration, HIV/AIDS

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The nano-cocoon has ligands on its surface that bind to receptors on the surface of cancer cells. Image courtesy of Zhen Gu PhD

October 14, 2014

Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill canc...

In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.

Cancer, Collaboration, Research

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