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UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens
Mon, June 27, 2011 — A new finding by UNC scientists provides a window into how the immune system initially reacts to a virus invader, as well as how a subgroup of proteins plays a role in returning the immune system to a normal surveillance function.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Common cold virus efficiently delivers corrected gene to cystic fibrosis cells
Monday, July 20, 2009 — Scientists have worked for 20 years to perfect gene therapy for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, which causes the body to produce dehydrated, thicker-than-normal mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life threatening infections.
Located in News / 2009 / July
UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 — The increasing incidence was most dramatic for white females ages 18 to 44. They had a percentage change of 111 percent. Interestingly, the incidence decreased for African American and other racial groups.
Located in News / 2011 / March
Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 — Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.
Located in News / 2011 / March
Dedication of N.C. Cancer Hospital highlights new face of cancer care
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 — More than triple the previous cancer clinic space, which was located in a 1950s-era building, the new hospital was funded by the state of North Carolina and designed with patients and families in mind.
Located in News / 2009 / September
Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 — A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.
Located in News / 2010 / June
UNC study: Mast cell tryptase test may aid in diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 — A pathology test may help doctors distinguish between two separate but overlapping esophageal disorders that require different courses of treatment, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Located in News / 2010 / May
UNC seeking participants for anorexia nervosa couples therapy trial
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 — Developed by the UNC School of Medicine Eating Disorders Program and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Uniting Couples (in the treatment of) Anorexia Nervosa, or UCAN, is the first and only NIH-funded trial of treatment for anorexia that emphasizes couple therapy.
Located in News / 2009 / February
UNC and Olympus partner to open advanced imaging center for life science research
Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill today opened the doors of a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging.
Located in News / 2010 / June
New muscular dystrophy cooperative research center established at UNC
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant to establish a muscular dystrophy research center named in honor of the late Sen. Paul D. Wellstone of Minnesota, who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at UNC.
Located in News / 2008 / October