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Category: Innovation

September 11, 2017

UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new...

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.

Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Grants, Innovation, News, Pulmonology

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Jenna Honeycutt

April 17, 2017

UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir

Findings reveal a second target for cure research. Jenny Honeycutt, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the division of infectious diseases, is the study's lead author.

HIV/AIDS, Innovation, Research

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March 1, 2017

UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

The early-stage cellular immunotherapy trials are for patients with either Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who lack other treatment options or are at high risk of their disease returning.

Immunology, Innovation

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February 23, 2017

UNC researcher finds safer, less-invasive method of staging endomet...

Using dye to map cancer metastases, Emma Rossi, MD, and UNC collaborators lead large study to help patients avoid complications from surgery.

Cancer, Innovation, Research

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Sam McLean

November 4, 2016

UNC leads first-of-its-kind, $21-million study of posttraumatic bra...

The longitudinal patient-centered AURORA study – the largest study of its kind – will trace the development of posttraumatic stress, minor traumatic brain injury symptoms, chronic pain, and depression, to create new diagnostic tools and treatment interventions.

Awards, Innovation, Neurology, Research

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James Faber

November 4, 2016

UNC scientists identify “collateral vessel” gene that protects agai...

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

Genetics, Innovation, Stroke

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Micheal Kappelman

April 25, 2016

UNC to play instrumental role in first-ever national study of dieta...

A research question posed through the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Partners Patient-Powered Research Network CCFA Partners – a collaboration between UNC and the CCFA – served as motivation for this study concept.

Innovation, Nutrition

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Jenny P. Ting

March 11, 2016

UNC researchers discover colorectal cancer biomarker, potential per...

In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger researchers reported they found markedly low levels of the protein NLRX1 in multiple laboratory models of colorectal cancer, and in samples of human tissue. Studies have shown that the protein is known to be involved in regulating immune system signals in order to prevent hyperactive inflammatory responses by the immune system, but UNC Lineberger researchers believe their finding also points to a role for the protein in preventing colorectal cancer growth. Based on their findings, they believe they’ve identified a potential treatment for colorectal cancer with low NLRX1.

Awards, Cancer, Innovation, Research

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Illustration of RNS Device courtesy of NeuroPace

April 15, 2015

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure...

In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.

Innovation, Neurology, Technology, Treatment

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UNC Chapel

April 2, 2015

A dress rehearsal for surgery

UNC School of Medicine and NC State researchers create 3D-printed models of temporal bones to be used for surgical simulation in pediatric cases and for patients with unusual anatomy.

Innovation, Orthopedic Surgery, Treatment

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