UNC Health Talk

Tag: Infectious Diseases

Dr. David Weber

January 20, 2017

UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

UNC's Dr. David Weber and Dr. William Rutala are co-authors of the study, which found that adding UV light to standard cleaning cut transmission of 4 resistant bacteria by 30 percent.

Research, Studies

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drawing of HIV cells in body

November 30, 2016

‘To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research w...

In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we take a look at the trailblazing ‘kick and kill’ method of attacking HIV to cure patients. UNC researchers have been working with GlaxoSmithKline on parallel studies at the UNC Cure Center for 18 months to advance this new method of combating the global epidemic of HIV.

Clinical Trials, HIV/AIDS

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Aravinda de Silva

November 11, 2016

Can nanotechnology help develop a workable dengue virus vaccine?

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Stefan Metz, PhD, are creating a nanoparticle vaccine that in experiments showed increased antibody responses against one serotype of dengue virus. The de Silva group is collaborating with the UNC laboratories of Chris Luft, PhD, (pharmacy and chemistry), Jenny Ting, PhD, (genetics), and Mike Miley,PhD, (pharmacology), as well as Liquidia Pharmaceuticals to use the same nanoparticle platform to develop a vaccine for all four serotypes of the virus.

Contagions, Research, Technology

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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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David Weber

September 29, 2016

Weber delivers Zika, travel update to UNC School of Medicine faculty

David Weber, MD, MPH, Matt Collins, MD, PhD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, were the featured speakers addressing the Zika virus epidemic during lecture at the UNC School of Medicine.

Contagions, Research

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David Margolis

July 21, 2016

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in S...

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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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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Martina Kovarova

March 21, 2016

Long-acting injectable protects against vaginal HIV transmission

UNC researchers say long-lasting injections of an HIV drug could improve adherence to medication regimens, a major challenge in the management of the disease.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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Photo of a hand holding an HIV ribbon

March 18, 2016

Tuberculosis screening, isoniazid preventative therapy reduce morta...

The study published in The Lancet showed no therapeutic benefit of empiric TB therapy for patients with HIV.

Contagions, HIV/AIDS, Research

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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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