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Category: Research

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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Illustration of young child showing brain activity

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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McKay Fly Wing

May 25, 2017

In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

UNC scientists show how DNA is accessed and used during the journey to maturation in fruit flies, and what this might mean to our understanding of how cancers arise.

Genetics, Research

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Exercise to burning bone fat

May 17, 2017

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone...

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

Fitness, Orthopedics, Research

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Colonoscopy Consult

May 16, 2017

Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with ...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

Cancer, Research, Social Justice, Treatment

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Genetic changes in glioblastoma

May 4, 2017

Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, t...

In a pair of preclinical studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, researchers from UNC Lineberger and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this often fast-growing brain cancer type. Ryan C. Miller, MD, PhD, is the study's senior author.

Genetics, Research, Treatment

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Animated .gif of brain with light switch turning on and off

April 26, 2017

Researchers find molecular trigger for brain inflammation

UNC School of Medicine research findings could lead to new drug targets for treating multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Genetics, Neurology, Research

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Illustration of molecules and viruses.

April 17, 2017

UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir

Findings reveal a second target for cure research. Jenny Honeycutt, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the division of infectious diseases, is the study's lead author.

HIV/AIDS, Innovation, Research

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April 13, 2017

Ten-year study shows steady increase in type 1, 2 diabetes in U.S. ...

The study found there was an average of 1.8 percent increase each year of youth with newly-diagnosed type 1 diabetes and an average of 4.8 percent per year increase of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes cases among the same population.

Diabetes, Research

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Soldier

April 13, 2017

UNC research featured in PBS segment on PTSD

PBS NewsHour produced a three-part series on PTSD, including a segment on a research project at the UNC School of Medicine led by Sam McLean, MD.

Mental Health, Neurology, Research, Treatment

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UNC's Kate Bergamo

April 10, 2017

For Diabetes: A Call to Congress

UNC School of Medicine professor and nurse practitioner Kate Bergamo joined diabetes advocates in the annual Call to Congress.

Diabetes, Research

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Illustration of HIV virus.

April 5, 2017

Cancer burden for aging U.S. HIV population projected to shift

UNC researcher Jessica Y. Islam, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported findings today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting that the total number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the United States is projected to decrease through 2030. Researchers project that there will be a decrease in cancers linked to the advanced stage of HIV infection -- AIDS.

Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Research

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