What Are MPS Disorders?
This group of rare genetic disorders can have major health implications.
The Truth About Genetic Testing Services
Commercial genetic testing labs promise information about your health. But unless you go through your doctor, you likely aren’t getting the whole story.
Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again
As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.
For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...
UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.
Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, t...
In a pair of preclinical studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, researchers from UNC Lineberger and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this often fast-growing brain cancer type. Ryan C. Miller, MD, PhD, is the study's senior author.
The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic f...
University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.