Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may share common underly...
New research led by Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP, a psychiatric geneticist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, points to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders among individuals whose parents or siblings have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a tr...
UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.
Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine
More than 8,000 women participated in the NIH-funded study, which was conducted in part at UNC. The vaccine was partially effective at preventing herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but did not protect women from herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA
For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.
30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC
On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.
Wide variety of physical activities may protect teens against risky...
CHAPEL HILL -- New research out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that physically active adolescents are not only improving their health - they also are decreasing the chance that they will get into trouble.