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Tag: Medicine

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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A person's hand being checked for blood sugar levels.

February 21, 2017

Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes

In their study of the IRS-1 protein, researchers at the University of North Carolina found a new lead for reversing or preventing heart disease associated with diabetes.

Cardiology, Diabetes, Research, Vascular Health

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Kenneth Ataga

December 5, 2016

New investigational compound dramatically reduces sickle cell pain ...

The drug, called SelG1, also reduced the frequency of pain crises in people with sickle cell disease and reduced the number of days they spent in the hospital.

Genetics, 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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Medical kit

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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Illustration of two human figures with gears showing the machinery of the body concept

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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Older man with hat against his chest stands in front of a beautiful golden sunset.

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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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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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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UNC Chapel

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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