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Tag: Medicine

Illustration of blood cells in a vein.

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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Ian Carroll

October 5, 2015

Gut bacteria population, diversity linked to anorexia nervosa

Studying the ‘gut-brain axis,’ UNC researchers find evidence of an association between the gut microbiota and the eating disorder.

Eating Disorders, Gastroenterology, Studies

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UNC Chapel

July 30, 2015

Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cance...

Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.

Cancer, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Research, Treatment

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A jelly fish-green fluorescent gene marks stem cells and other proliferating primitive cells of an intestine-like structure. The central lumen hollow space is stained red. (Magness Lab)

March 17, 2015

A Single-Cell Breakthrough

UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.

Genetics, Research

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Wolfgang Bergmeier

February 23, 2015

Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets

The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.

Cardiology, Studies, Vascular Health

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Wanda O'Neal

February 23, 2015

Researchers pin down genetic pathways linked to CF disease severity

New findings from the UNC School of Medicine may shed light on why cystic fibrosis patients with the same genetic mutation can have different disease severity and may react differently to medications

Genetics, Research

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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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Arlene Chung

December 10, 2014

Information for the People

Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, the 2014 James Woods Junior Faculty Award winner, sees a future where technology and data analytics will drastically improve health care outcomes for patients everywhere. And at UNC, we’re getting a glimpse at the future right now.

North Carolina, Social Justice

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Illustration of a line of people

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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Prescription pill bottles with different medications.

May 15, 2014

Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.

Mental Health, Research, Substance Abuse

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