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Category: Sexual Health

Dr. Peter Leone of UNC is a co-author of the study.

January 4, 2012

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).

Research, Sexual Health, Vaccines

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Illustrated here are images of sperm and egg. Image source: NIH.

September 22, 2011

UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming

A study from the UNC School of Medicine has illuminated a key step of demethylation, giving stem cell researchers critical information as they try to reprogram adult cells to mimic the curative and self-renewing properties of stem cells.

Genetics, Innovation, Research, Sexual Health

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July 28, 2011

Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions ...

A UNC-led international study shows that among Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the penis.

Cancer, Publications, Research, Sexual Health, Studies

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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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