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Category: Research

Women in the study will wear estradiol or placebo patches similar to the ones shown here.

January 12, 2011

UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent...

The study, which began in August 2010 and will be conducted entirely at UNC, seeks to enroll a total of 320 women ages 45 to 55 who are in the menopause transition. All will be randomized to receive treatment with estradiol (estrogen replacement) skin patches or placebo.

Cardiology, Mental Health, Research

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UNC Chapel

November 8, 2010

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, we...

In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.

Arthritis, Pain, Research, Studies, Wellness

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Stephen Frye

September 14, 2010

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contract...

These contracts, called Task Orders, were awarded in support of the NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) program, and provide funding to one-year and 18-month milestones respectively.

Awards, Cancer, Innovation, Research

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The testis is composed of many tubes called “seminiferous tubules.” The seminiferous tubule on the left is from a testis that was not treated with ultrasound while the tubule on the right is from a testis that was treated with ultrasound.

May 10, 2010

UNC researchers receive $100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant...

The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by James Tsuruta, PhD, and Paul Dayton, PhD, titled “Ultrasound as a long-term, reversible contraceptive.”

Grants, Research, Sexual Health

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Illustration showing profiles of children at different ages with cochlear implants

April 21, 2010

For children with hearing loss: The earlier the better for cochlear...

UNC was one of six medical centers to take part in this study, which is believed to be the first nationwide look at the impact of surgical timing on the success rate of the implants.

Hearing, Research

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Hugh “Chip” McAllister

November 4, 2009

Dedication of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute marks new era in h...

Hugh “Chip” McAllister, M.D., an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has made a three-part gift to establish the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

Cardiology, Research

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Illustration of three colorful digestive organs, including stomach, liver and intestines.

April 29, 2008

UNC Hospitals helps pioneer new imaging device for liver, gallbladd...

UNC Hospitals has joined a small number of hospitals nationwide that is using a new imaging device that provides direct images from inside the ducts as well as access to obtain tissue biopsies.

Innovation, Research, Technology

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Bayer fellowship grant to support graduate fellows in coagulation r...

Bayer Biological Products officials have awarded a grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis that will enhance a program supporting postdoctoral or graduate fellows pursuing careers in coagulation-disorder research.

Research

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of torn shoulder tend...

CHAPEL HILL -- New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates that treatment with anabolic steroids may improve surgical repair of massive or recurrent tears of the shoulder’s rotator cuff tendons.

Orthopedics, Research, Studies

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Discovery in parasite movement may offer insights into malaria

CHAPEL HILL -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists have discovered a protein in the cell wall of parasites that’s crucial to the molecular mechanism allowing them to move between cells, survive and cause disease.

Immunity, Research

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Illustration of three brains increasing in size.

February 14, 2008

Research: autistic children’s brains grow larger during first...

CHAPEL HILL - By age 2, children with the often-devastating neurological condition physicians call autism show a generalized enlargement of their brains, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University medical schools study concludes.

Neurology, Research

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Computer keyboards in health-care settings should be disinfected da...

In the health-care setting, computers are now almost as common as tongue depressors.

Research, Workplace Health

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