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November 30, 2017

UNC’s Bowles Alcohol Research Center Can Keep Doing Good Work

UNC's Bowles Alcohol Research center is helping us understand alcohol's effects on the brain, with lots of help from the NIH.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, News, Research

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September 22, 2017

The Four-Legged Volunteer

As part of the Tar Heal Paws program, Sadie and her owner Jamie Lynn Russell volunteer their time to bring fur therapy to patients and families at UNC Medical Center and other UNC Health Care facilities. Sadie is one of fourteen canine volunteers to be featured in the first series of Tar Heal Paws.

Children, Families, News, UNC Stories

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Brain Cell Organization

September 19, 2017

Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It...

UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.

Autism, Collaboration, News, Research

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September 17, 2017

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brai...

Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.

Children, Collaboration, Gastroenterology, News, Nutrition, Studies

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The beautiful old well at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 13, 2017

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.

Autism, Awards, Collaboration, Grants, News, Research

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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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September 11, 2017

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival dispari...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have "triple negative," or "basal-like," breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, News, Social Justice, Studies, Women's Health

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Neurons Undergoing Cell Death

September 8, 2017

NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzh...

The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.

Alzheimer's, Grants, Mental Health, News

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E-cigarettes

September 3, 2017

Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to...

Using data from two studies on COPD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on use patterns and whether they can mitigate the worst health outcomes of COPD. Initial results of a preliminary study do not reflect positively on e-cigarettes.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Research, Tobacco

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September 1, 2017

Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Tes...

A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick—the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Tobacco

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