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UNC scientists tackle viral mysteries
Monday, June 29, 2009 — Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors – and patients who get shingles late in life – have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person’s cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease. These viruses also cause significant disease in immunosuppressed people and those living with HIV/AIDS.
Located in News / 2009 / June
UNC study: New genomic test may guide breast cancer treatment choices
Monday, February 9, 2009 — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new genomic test designed to help clinicians predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.
Located in News / 2009 / February
Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 — Focusing on certain PTSD symptoms may be key to treating anger among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Veterans Affairs researchers.
Located in News / 2010 / June
UNC scientist receives grant to address lung cancer disparities
Samuel Cykert, MD, has received a $1.8 million five-year grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study “Lung Cancer Surgery: Decisions Against Life Saving Care.”
Located in News / 2011 / May
A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infection
Monday, January 4, 2010 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that a single atom – a calcium, in fact – can control how bacteria walk. The finding identifies a key step in the process by which bacteria infect their hosts, and could one day lead to new drug targets to prevent infection.
Located in News / 2010 / January
Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being
Sunday, November 7, 2010 — The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author.
Located in News / 2010 / November
Sex trafficking scholar to visit UNC campus Oct. 6-7
Monday, September 20, 2010 — Jay Silverman, an associate professor of society, human development and health at the Harvard School of Public Health, will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in early October to discuss the health consequences of sex trafficking.
Located in News / 2010 / September
Panel discussion to address global family planning efforts
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty and area health researchers will meet July 30 for a panel discussion addressing the importance of scaling up family planning efforts around the world.
Located in News / 2009 / July
Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find
August 9, 2010 — Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.
Located in News / 2010 / August
Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers
Friday, May 7, 2010 — The new findings were published online May 3 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Located in News / 2010 / May