UNC Health Talk

Category: Studies

Illustration of a globe wrapped in a cancer memorial ribbon.

May 2, 2016

‘Moonshot to Malawi’ outlines global cancer disparities

UNC Lineberger member Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Cancer, Social Justice, Studies

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Illustration of a pregnant woman.

April 14, 2016

Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis

With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project.

Research, Studies

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Jonathan Schisler

April 5, 2016

New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.

Studies, Vascular Health

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Nikolay Dokhoylan

December 28, 2015

Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.

ALS, Research, Studies, Treatment

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Scott Vu (courtesy of NC State)

December 14, 2015

The Power of Proteins

Biomedical engineering student Scott Vu creates a new tool that prompts bacteria to make proteins for various biotech industrial uses.

Gastroenterology, Studies

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Ian Carroll

October 5, 2015

Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.

Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology, Studies

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August 13, 2015

Landmark study validates method for patient reporting of cancer dru...

In an article published in JAMA Oncology today, a study led by UNC Lineberger's Ethan Basch and colleagues shows that a system they developed accurately and reliably captures the patient experience with cancer drug side effects.

Cancer, Studies, UNC Stories

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Monica Schmidt

April 22, 2015

Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012

A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.

Studies, Substance Abuse

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Dr. Nancy Thomas

April 10, 2015

Lower survival rates connected with high-risk melanoma with mutatio...

Researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed hundreds of melanoma samples to find out if two genetic mutations more commonly found in melanoma tumors were associated with lower survival rates in patients.

Cancer, Research, Studies, Wellness

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Wolfgang Bergmeier

February 23, 2015

Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets

The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.

Cardiology, Studies, Vascular Health

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Karen Mohlke

February 11, 2015

Largest ever genome-wide study on body fat and BMI strengthen genet...

UNC researchers led by Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Kari North, PhD, including a consortium of researchers, find 89 new genetic locations that will help scientists pinpoint genes that play roles in different obesity traits.

Genetics, Studies, Weight Loss

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