UNC Health Care

Tag: Microbiology and Immunology

February 15, 2016

UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new ways bacterial infec...

The finding offers new leads for fighting infection without contributing to one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns – antibiotic resistance.

Awards, Hematology

Read Article
Ilona Jaspers

February 11, 2016

Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes

Research, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

Read Article
(L to R) Maureen Su

November 19, 2015

Team Science for Turner Syndrome

With seed money from the NC TraCS Institute at UNC and a Translational Team Science Award from the UNC School of Medicine, UNC collaborators uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions.

Genetics, Research

Read Article
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

Read Article
Ron Swanstrom

March 18, 2015

Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brain

A new study in PLoS Pathogens shows that HIV can infect the brain early on and should be combated as soon as possible with antiretroviral therapy to limit risk of dementia

HIV/AIDS, Research

Read Article
A single bacterium of Yersinia pestis (red) -- the pathogen that causes the plague -- made its way from the site of a fleabite to the lymph node of a mouse without the help of a host cell. (Courtesy of the Miller lab.)

February 11, 2015

Bubonic Bottleneck: UNC scientists overturn dogma on the plague

The current outbreak of the plague in Madagascar shines a light on the need for new approaches to treat the ancient pathogen. A new UNC study unexpectedly unravels a long-held theory on how a fleabite leads to infection.

Epidemiology, Immunology, Research

Read Article

November 13, 2014

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

Cancer, Chronic Illness, Physician Stories

Read Article
Edward Miao

November 13, 2014

The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

Edward Miao, MD, PhD, earns a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between dangerous pathogens and the human immune response.

Immunity, Physician Stories, Research

Read Article

April 8, 2014

UNC researchers find genetic trigger for RSV-induced infant hospita...

The discovery could lead to new therapies and better diagnostics, resulting in fewer hospitalizations of children with respiratory syncytial virus, the leading cause of severe lung infection in babies.

Genetics, Pulmonology, Research

Read Article
Rita Tamayo

March 18, 2014

Breaking Down Bacteria

Rita Tamayo, PhD, a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar, takes on two dangerous microbes that infiltrate water supplies and hospitals.

Physician Stories, Research

Read Article