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Category: Studies

Love monsters that are given to children at the Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC. Photo contributed.

August 31, 2016

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC partners with knittin...

The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC recently partnered with a knitting group to create cuddly love monsters – a Carolina blue creature holding a balloon that’s also the center’s logo – to give to children when they reach their one-year hearing anniversary.

Hearing, Studies, Technology, Treatment

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Blossom Damania

June 24, 2016

Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, prote...

UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, and colleagues discovered a slick trick a virus uses to spur cancerous cell growth.

Cancer, Studies, Treatment

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Stacie Dusetzina

June 6, 2016

Cancer patients miss appointments, prescriptions due to inability t...

More than one-in-four cancer patients had to pay more for medical care than they could afford, according to a study led by UNC Lineberger member Stacie Dusetzina, PhD. A reported 18 percent were unable to afford their prescription medications.

Cancer, Studies

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Aaron Falchook

June 6, 2016

Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at t...

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers who led the study also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

Cancer, Studies, Treatment

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Norman Sharpless

May 3, 2016

New investigational compound shows promise against melanoma, lymphoma

Cancer patients with the EZH2 gene mutation could benefit from a new therapy UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger researchers have now tested successfully in lab models.

Cancer, Studies, Treatment

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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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