UNC Health Care

Category: Hematology

February 15, 2016

UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new ways bacterial infec...

The finding offers new leads for fighting infection without contributing to one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns – antibiotic resistance.

Awards, Hematology

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Illustration of blood cells in a vein.

January 20, 2016

New gene therapy treatment proves effective for rare blood disorder

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated factor VII deficient dogs with normal copies of genes; three years later the dogs remain healthy with no side effects.

Genetics, Hematology, Treatment

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Wolfgang Bergmeier

August 25, 2015

UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

The American Society of Hematology fills gap in decreased federal funding, supports 13 blood research projects.

Awards, Hematology

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Zhen Gu

January 20, 2015

Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to cont...

The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.

Awards, Diabetes, Hematology

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Alisa Wolberg

July 2, 2014

UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots

Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Hematology, Research, Treatment

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An artistic interpretation of synthetic blood particles.

February 27, 2014

UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner

The effects of this new low-molecular-weight synthetic heparin can be quickly reversed unlike the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin currently in use.

Hematology, Innovation, Research

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UNC Hospitals staff use friction applicators like the one shown above to scrub a patient's skin with a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate/70% isopropyl alcohol formula to prevent infection.

August 30, 2010

UNC Hospitals reduces central-line associated bloodstream infection...

A new study shows that several interventions implemented over a 10-year period prevented an estimated 887 infections and 244 deaths and saved UNC Hospitals more than $20 million in treatment costs.

Hematology, Studies

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

UNC Hospitals is first in North Carolina to offer ‘blood washing’ t...

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Gary Simpson tried just about everything to lower his extremely high cholesterol levels, but nothing seemed to work.

Hematology, Innovation

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Between 41 and 71 percent of U.S. residents will need blood transfu...

CHAPEL HILL – Between 41 and 71 percent of people in the United States will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives, a study conducted at the University of North Carolina Hospitals estimates.

Hematology, Procedures, Studies

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