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Joanne Jordan

August 8, 2013

$5.6 million NIH grant funds new UNC osteoarthritis research center

Arthritis affects 50 million people in the United States, with more than 27 million of those suffering the disabling pain of OA, a form of arthritis that causes joint swelling and degeneration.

Arthritis, Grants, Research

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The UNC study was published online in the journal Stem Cells.

April 4, 2013

For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human...

The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.

Cell Biology, Research

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John B. Buse

November 7, 2012

Head-to-head trial of two diabetes drugs yields mixed results

Daily injections of liraglutide were slightly more effective than weekly injections of exenatide in lowering blood sugar and promoting weight loss. However, patients had fewer negative side effects on exenatide once weekly.

Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Research

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David Margolis

March 8, 2012

Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

This study is the first to demonstrate that the biological mechanism that keeps the HIV virus hidden and unreachable by current antiviral therapies can be targeted and interrupted in humans, providing new hope for a strategy to eradicate HIV completely.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Studies, Treatment

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