Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions
Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potentially powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.
Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnose...
In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.
UNC SOM professor consults with Sesame Street to create character w...
Listen to Laura Klinger, PhD, on WUNC's The State of Things discussing the creation of a new Sesame Street character Julia, who is depicted as having autism. Klinger, director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, was an expert consultant in the creation of the character.
UNC doctors analyze treatment options for gallbladder disease
Their article, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, explores the pros and cons of five different interventional approaches to treating gallbladder disease – a condition that affects more than 25 million Americans.
Researchers discover biological diversity in triple-negative breast...
A team lead by Charles Perou, PhD, of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, examined more than 1,700 breast tumors, including 412 triple negative (TN) breast cancers, and concluded that triple-negative cancers, and basal-like breast cancers should not be considered as a single type.