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Tag: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Electron microscopy of large

March 23, 2017

The Mechanism of Mucus: UNC discovery could lead to better cystic f...

University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.

Gastroenterology, Genetics, Research

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UNC Chapel

March 2, 2017

UNC researchers campaign for new funding to treat VTE

UNC’s Nigel Key and Alisa Wolberg labs were featured in a recent video produced by the American Society of Hematology to urge continued National Institutes of Health support for ongoing research of venous thromboembolism and other hematologic conditions.

Awards, Hematology

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Nobel medals

May 2, 2016

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals ...

Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.

Awards

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Li Qian

March 3, 2016

‘Broken’ heart breakthrough: researchers reprogram cells to better ...

UNC School of Medicine scientists overcame a significant barrier to convert scar-making fibroblasts into living, beating cardiomyocytes.

Cardiology, Genetics, Heart Health

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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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Image by Max Englund

March 12, 2015

New gene therapy for hemophilia shows potential as safe treatment

Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common hemophilia A.

Genetics, Treatment

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Alisa Wolberg

July 2, 2014

UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots

Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Hematology, Research, Treatment

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Mehmet Kesimer

June 2, 2014

Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.

Cystic Fibrosis, Research

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December 10, 2013

New gene therapy proves promising as hemophilia treatment

Researchers package specialized blood platelets with genes that express clotting factor, leading to fewer bleeding events.

Chronic Illness, Genetics, Research

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Dr. Oliver Smithies

March 25, 2013

Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy

Dr. Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is a 2007 Nobel Laureate whose work revolutionized research into the genetic basis of cancer.

Awards, Cancer, Genetics, Research

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Photo illustration of baby getting a bath

June 4, 2012

Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for m...

Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.

Pregnancy, Studies, Substance Abuse

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