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Tag: Global Health

Anthony Charles

January 23, 2017

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What T...

According to Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, of the UNC School of Medicine, the WHO should amend its centralization policy to help doctors save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Hematology, Research

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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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Mosquito.

November 4, 2016

UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research ...

The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.

Awards, Contagions

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Illustration of a mosquito.

July 27, 2016

Antibodies from dengue virus survivors can be used to prevent Zika ...

A new research study from University of North Carolina researchers shows that individuals who have been previously infected with a flavivirus – specifically dengue and Zika viruses – could have antibodies that protect against Zika.

Contagions, Research, Zika

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Myron S. Cohen

July 18, 2016

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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Aravinda de Silva, PhD

July 5, 2016

UNC’s de Silva leads expert panel on Zika research, response

The Zika virus isn’t unprecedented, epidemiologically speaking. What is unprecedented, however, is its associated birth defects, including microcephaly, as well as the fact that it can be sexually transmitted.

Contagions, Zika

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A Zika virus particle (Illustration by David Goodwill)

June 9, 2016

UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research

UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.

Awards, Contagions, Research

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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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April 15, 2016

Luckiest Man Alive

As an emergency room physician in one of New Orleans’s busiest hospitals, UNC School of Medicine graduate Richard Vinroot Jr. sometimes needs downtime. His idea of taking a break? Practicing humanitarian, disaster, and military medicine around the globe.

UNC Stories

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L-R: Jenna Bone Honeycutt

March 8, 2016

UNC School of Medicine Researchers Prove HIV Targets Tissue Macroph...

Findings contradict previous studies questioning the relevance of these cells

HIV/AIDS, Research

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December 3, 2015

From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home

When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.

UNC Stories

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Ralph Baric

November 10, 2015

New SARS-like virus can jump directly from bats to humans, no treat...

Findings provide an opportunity to develop drugs and vaccines for coronaviruses before they emerge from animals to cause a human epidemic

Genetics, Research

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