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March 1, 2017

UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

The early-stage cellular immunotherapy trials are for patients with either Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who lack other treatment options or are at high risk of their disease returning.

Immunology, Innovation

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February 23, 2017

Autism study gains national attention

Published last week in the journal Nature, the research shows it is possible to use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will go on to develop autism as toddlers.

Autism, Research, Studies

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Green: NAc-projecting prefrontal cortex neurons become active during the presentation of a reward-predictive cue

February 22, 2017

Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

Published today in Nature, the discovery has major implications for the study of motivation, decision making, as well as addiction and other disorders.

Genetics, Mental Health, Neurology

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February 9, 2017

“That rare and wonderful thing called hope:” A UNC alum’s Lewy body...

A recent News & Observer article highlights the work of Dan Kaufer, MD, director of the UNC Memory Disorders Center, and how he helps patients diagnosed with Lewy body dementia and other neurocognitive disorders.

UNC Stories

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January 25, 2017

U.S. cancer death rate declines, but work is needed to address loca...

UNC Lineberger researchers Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, and Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, called for tailored, local-level cancer prevention, screening and treatment efforts to address regional disparities in cancer mortality rates in an editorial published in JAMA on Tuesday.

Cancer, Education, Social Justice

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January 5, 2017

Optogenetics Breakthrough: UNC scientists expand the use of light t...

The new research technique, developed by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has the potential to illuminate the roles of previously inaccessible proteins important for health and disease.

Eye Health, Genetics, Research, Technology, Treatment

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Maki Tanioka

December 14, 2016

For invasive breast cancer, researchers identify biomarkers of trea...

UNC Lineberger researchers reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium they have identified biomarkers they believe can be used as part of a larger model to predict how patients with HER2-positive operative breast cancer will respond to the targeted treatment trastuzumab, commercially known as Herceptin, and chemotherapy.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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December 14, 2016

Brain metastasis persists despite improved targeted treatment for H...

At this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators shared the outcomes of their investigation into the incidence of brain metastasis after a series of drugs were approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, starting with trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, in the United States in 1998.

Breast Cancer, Neurology, Treatment

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Kenneth Ataga

December 5, 2016

New investigational compound dramatically reduces sickle cell pain ...

The drug, called SelG1, also reduced the frequency of pain crises in people with sickle cell disease and reduced the number of days they spent in the hospital.

Genetics, Research

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December 1, 2016

UNC researchers ‘unravel’ Zika virus (watch video)

Three of the more than 10 groups of researchers at the UNC School of Medicine served as panelists during Tuesday night’s ‘Unraveling Zika’ expert panel and community conversation.

Contagions, Zika

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