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Category: Research

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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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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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Treated Alzheimers Neurons

August 18, 2017

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells - and related to Alzheimer's disease - can be stopped or reversed.

Alzheimer's, News, Research, Studies

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August 12, 2017

Thanks to a UNC research project, she can walk again

As UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg gears up to lead a $9.7-million renewal of the NCGENES project, we look at a story from the original study and how it changed the fortunes of a woman from Goldsboro, NC.

Gene Therapy, Genetics, Genome, News, Research, UNC Stories

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Lung Spheroid Cells

August 4, 2017

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.

COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, News, Publications, Pulmonology, Research

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Red Muscle Fibers with TDP-43 Clumping in Green

July 29, 2017

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

ALS, Chronic Illness, News, Research

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July 10, 2017

Pregnant women should be included in Zika virus vaccine research, n...

The inclusion of pregnant women in Zika virus vaccine research is crucial to solving the international health crisis, according to new guidance published by UNC’s Center for Bioethics and two other universities.

Babies, Children, Contagions, Fertility, Pregnancy, Research, Vaccines, Zika

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Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD

June 20, 2017

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

Cancer, Genetics, Lung Cancer, Research, Tobacco

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Brain Region Connections

June 9, 2017

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.

Autism, Brain Health, Children, Mental Health, News, Publications, Research, Studies

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