UNC Health Talk

Category: Contagions

UNC Chapel

December 1, 2016

UNC researchers ‘unravel’ Zika virus (watch video)

Three of the more than 10 groups of researchers at the UNC School of Medicine served as panelists during Tuesday night’s ‘Unraveling Zika’ expert panel and community conversation.

Contagions, Zika

Read Article
Aravinda de Silva

November 11, 2016

Can nanotechnology help develop a workable dengue virus vaccine?

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Stefan Metz, PhD, are creating a nanoparticle vaccine that in experiments showed increased antibody responses against one serotype of dengue virus. The de Silva group is collaborating with the UNC laboratories of Chris Luft, PhD, (pharmacy and chemistry), Jenny Ting, PhD, (genetics), and Mike Miley,PhD, (pharmacology), as well as Liquidia Pharmaceuticals to use the same nanoparticle platform to develop a vaccine for all four serotypes of the virus.

Contagions, Research, Technology

Read Article
Mosquito.

November 4, 2016

UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research ...

The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.

Awards, Contagions

Read Article
David Weber

September 29, 2016

Weber delivers Zika, travel update to UNC School of Medicine faculty

David Weber, MD, MPH, Matt Collins, MD, PhD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, were the featured speakers addressing the Zika virus epidemic during lecture at the UNC School of Medicine.

Contagions, Research

Read Article
UNC Chapel

September 21, 2016

Tar Heels go viral: UNC researchers featured on “This Week in Virol...

Virologists with the UNC School of Medicine participated in last week's on-campus recording of a popular virology podcast.

Awards, Contagions

Read Article
Illustration of a mosquito.

July 27, 2016

Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika ...

A new research study from University of North Carolina researchers shows that individuals who have been previously infected with a flavivirus – specifically dengue and Zika viruses – could have antibodies that protect against Zika.

Contagions, Research, Zika

Read Article
Photo of a hand holding an HIV ribbon

March 18, 2016

Tuberculosis screening, isoniazid preventative therapy reduce morta...

The study published in The Lancet showed no therapeutic benefit of empiric TB therapy for patients with HIV.

Contagions, HIV/AIDS, Research

Read Article