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Exercise to burning bone fat

May 17, 2017

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone...

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

Fitness, Orthopedics, Research

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John Buse

November 29, 2016

UNC clinical trials play crucial role in FDA approval for diabetes ...

Led by John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center, the clinical research of UNC doctors and the participation of thousands of patients culminates in a new, effective, and safe daily injectable drug to combat type-2 diabetes.

Diabetes, Research, Treatment

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November 21, 2016

HPDP receives $1.5 million to develop diabetes self-management educ...

Dr. Thomas Keyserling and Dr. Greg Randolph from the UNC School of Medicine are investigators in the project.

Diabetes, Education, Treatment

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October 14, 2016

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease p...

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

Genetics, Research

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John Buse

July 5, 2016

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney d...

For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a diabetes drug – liraglutide – a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.

Cardiology, Diabetes, Vascular Health

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March 21, 2016

Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents ...

UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.

Cardiology, Stress, Treatment, Wellness

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John Buse

March 1, 2016

New type-2 diabetes therapy proves better than traditional insulin ...

UNC-led global phase-3 clinical trial sets the stage for improved management of a disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans.

Diabetes, Research, Treatment

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January 27, 2016

Pignone featured by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

UNC's Dr. Michael Pignone is featured in two videos, a press release and a podcast discussing the Task Force's recommendation that clinicians should screen all adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, for depression.

Awards

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January 20, 2016

New gene therapy treatment proves effective for rare blood disorder

Researchers at the University of North Carolina and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia treated factor VII deficient dogs with normal copies of genes; three years later the dogs remain healthy with no side effects.

Genetics, Hematology, Treatment

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Janet Rubin

November 12, 2015

UNC researchers find new way to force stem cells to become bone cells

Potential therapies based on this discovery could help people heal bone injuries or set hardware, such as replacement knees and hips.

Genetics, Research, Treatment

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Dr. Billy Fischer

December 16, 2014

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.

Clinical Trials

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November 14, 2014

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased ki...

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center.

Genetics, Hepatology, Research

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