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UNC helps establish the first National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 — Leigh Callahan, Ph.D., a member of UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, has been working as part of the 12-member steering committee for the past two years to develop this new initiative. The agenda makes 10 recommendations designed to dramatically reduce the impact of osteoarthritis on Americans.
Located in News / 2010 / March
Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds four at UNC Lineberger
Four faculty members from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Located in News / 2009 / October
UNC injury research center receives $4.8 million award from CDC
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 — The UNC Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $4.8 million in renewed funding from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Located in News / 2009 / July
Brain signs of schizophrenia found in babies
Monday, June 21, 2010 — UNC researchers are the first to identify brain abnormalities in children at high risk for schizophrenia shortly after birth. The finding could lead to earlier detection of schizophrenia and enable better prevention and treatment.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Without enzyme, biological reaction essential to life takes 2.3 billion years: UNC study
Monday, November 10, 2008 — All biological reactions within human cells depend on enzymes. Their power as catalysts enables biological reactions to occur usually in milliseconds. But how slowly would these reactions proceed spontaneously, in the absence of enzymes – minutes, hours, days? And why even pose the question?
Located in News / 2008 / November
Bone health for men
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 — As men and women age into their 60s, 70s, AND 80s, their bodies gradually lose bone. This decrease in bone density puts both at risk for wrist, spine and hip fractures. While there are current bone density screening guidelines for women, guidelines do not exist for men. University of North Carolina School of Medicine bone researchers are working to change that.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 — The study found that the cutoffs used by such infertility tests, which measure levels of a molecule called follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, label many women as infertile who actually go on to have children naturally. It also suggests that another hormone, called antimullerian hormone or AMH, could prove to be a much better harbinger of infertility.
Located in News / 2010 / October
Lineberger researchers identify compound that may stop deadly brain tumors
Thursday, April 9, 2009 — A research team led by Yue Xiong, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and biophysics and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has identified a compound that could be modified to treat one of the most deadly types of cancer.
Located in News / 2009 / April
UNC researchers to host international disease surveillance conference in Raleigh
Monday, November 24, 2008 — Researchers from the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are hosting the 2008 International Society for Disease Surveillance annual conference at the Raleigh Convention Center Dec. 3 to Dec. 5.
Located in News / 2008 / November
Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 — Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development. Helping the “good guys” win that battle could yield new approaches for treatment.
Located in News / 2011 / January