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Image of cell view of skin cells

November 20, 2017

How Mohs Surgery Is Changing the Way Skin Cancer Is Treated

This specialized technique can be performed in a doctor’s office rather than an operating room

Cancer, Dermatology, Skin Health

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Boy using an asthma inhaler in the park

November 13, 2017

Can Asthma Be Controlled with a Vitamin Supplement?

Research from the UNC School of Medicine indicate that a type of vitamin E known as gamma tocopherol may reduce a kind of airway inflammation common in asthma patients.

Asthma, Health, Research

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November 13, 2017

Is There a Connection Between Pesticides and Autism?

Chemicals sprayed on our food shown to cause altered gene expression in mouse brains

Autism, Research

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Brain Cell Organization

September 19, 2017

Faulty Cell Signaling Derails Cerebral Cortex Development, Could It...

UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.

Autism, Collaboration, News, Research

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September 17, 2017

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brai...

Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.

Children, Collaboration, Gastroenterology, News, Nutrition, Studies

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September 11, 2017

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival dispari...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have "triple negative," or "basal-like," breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, News, Social Justice, Studies, Women's Health

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Neurons Undergoing Cell Death

September 8, 2017

NIH grant to help UNC researchers explore microRNA as route to Alzh...

The National Institute on Aging awarded a $2.6-million, five-year grant to UNC’s Mohanish Deshmukh’s lab to explore miR-29, a key molecule that helps mature brain cells avoid death.

Alzheimer's, Grants, Mental Health, News

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Lung Spheroid Cells

August 4, 2017

Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells non-invasively and then multiply healthy cells – a potentially powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions.

COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, News, Publications, Pulmonology, Research

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Red Muscle Fibers with TDP-43 Clumping in Green

July 29, 2017

ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease

UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.

ALS, Chronic Illness, News, Research

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July 20, 2017

Toddler Brain Development: bacterial clues found in dirty baby diapers

Can the kinds of microbes colonizing the gut at age 1 predict later cognitive development? Findings from the UNC School of Medicine shed light on the surprising role of bacteria in how our brains develop during the first years of life.

Babies, Children, Mental Health, Microbiome, News, Nutrition

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