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Category: Innovation

The surgery was performed by Dr. Harold Pillsbury

March 25, 2015

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved...

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

Hearing, Innovation, Technology

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Orrin Stone/Photo by Max Englund

December 11, 2014

Platforms for Proteins

Graduate student Orrin Stone is creating molecular tools to pinpoint how and when cellular pathways trigger cell movement – or, in cancer, metastasis.

Cancer, Cell Biology, Devices, Innovation

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Aziz Sancar

September 15, 2014

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.

Innovation, Research, Sleep

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Spencer Smith's new two-photon microscope under construction

August 28, 2014

Two Photon Future

For the Obama BRAIN Initiative, UNC neuroscientist Spencer Smith, PhD, creates a new kind of microscope to study the brain like never before.

Devices, Innovation, Neurology

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Spencer Smith

August 18, 2014

UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore...

Spencer Smith, PhD, received one of 36 NSF grants to create better technologies to advance our knowledge of how the brain works in normal circumstances and in disease states.

Grants, Innovation, Neurology

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Erin Fraher

July 30, 2014

Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insi...

New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels

Innovation, Technology

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Peter Gilligan

May 20, 2014

UNC study finds massive cost savings in high-tech pathogen-identifi...

The new technology is more efficient than, cheaper than, and as accurate as conventional lab tests used to identify bacterial and fungal infections in patient samples.

Devices, Innovation, Studies, Technology

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The new ultrasound device will help identify “vulnerable” plaque that increases risk of heart attack or stroke. Click to enlarge. Photo: Xiaoning Jiang. (Photo free for use by news media.)

April 24, 2014

New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, S...

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.

Cardiology, Devices, Innovation

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Andrew Tucker

April 11, 2014

Building a Better Image

Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Research

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March 11, 2014

New Technique Uses ATP as Trigger for Targeted Anti-Cancer Drug Del...

Researchers from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering developed nanoparticles that could deliver cancer therapies in a safer and more effective way.

Cancer, Innovation, 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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