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Treated Alzheimers Neurons

August 18, 2017

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells - and related to Alzheimer's disease - can be stopped or reversed.

Alzheimer's, News, Research, Studies

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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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Brain Melanoma

June 16, 2017

Promising results found for treatment of melanoma in the brain

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago, researchers presented promising data for two different investigational drug regimens used to treat melanoma that has spread to the brain, a common and deadly complication of this cancer.

Brain Cancer, Brain Health, Cancer, Melanoma, News, Treatment

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May 12, 2017

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromo...

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

Eating Disorders, Genetics

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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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UNC Horizons graduate and employee Lucy Brown

April 20, 2017

“We are not our disease”: UNC Horizons celebrates 23 years of heali...

UNC and surrounding communities gathered together on Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of the new facility for UNC Horizons at Shelton Station in downtown Carrboro. UNC Horizons has been treating new and expecting mothers with substance use disorders, while keeping the mother-child dyad intac

Awards

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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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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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A woman itching her arm.

March 27, 2017

UNC researchers link orphan receptor to opioid-induced itching

With a more accurate understanding of the characteristics and function of the receptor MRGRPX2, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers were also able to create chemical probe that will allow them study the receptor more precisely.

Neurology, Research, Substance Abuse

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Malnutrition Older Adults

March 24, 2017

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutriti...

UNC School of Medicine researchers led a study to determine risk factors associated with malnutrition among older adults receiving care in the emergency department.

Social Justice, Wellness

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March 6, 2017

Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid

MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment.

Autism, Neurology, Technology

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UNC Chapel

March 2, 2017

UNC researchers campaign for new funding to treat VTE

UNC’s Nigel Key and Alisa Wolberg labs were featured in a recent video produced by the American Society of Hematology to urge continued National Institutes of Health support for ongoing research of venous thromboembolism and other hematologic conditions.

Awards, Hematology

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