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A piece of history (and research) goes up
Mon, July 11, 2011 — Stephanie Crayton of UNC Health Care's News Team shares her thoughts, in words and video, after witnessing the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. On board the shuttle were a group of 30 mice being sent into space as part of a UNC-led study of an experimental treatment for bone loss.
Located in News / 2011 / July
UNC tapped to lead national effort to find a cure for AIDS
Mon, July 11, 2011 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a $32 million, five-year federal grant to develop ways to cure people with HIV by purging the virus hiding in the immune systems of patients taking antiretroviral therapy. Tackling this latent virus is considered key to a cure for AIDS.
Located in News / 2011 / July
The Cancer Genome Atlas completes detailed ovarian cancer analysis
Thu, June 30, 2011 — As part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, UNC Lineberger researchers have contributed to the most comprehensive an integrated view of cancer genes for any cancer type produced to date.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Survey finds ‘staggeringly high rate of spanking’ in North Carolina
Tue, June 28, 2011 — A new survey led by UNC researchers finds that 30 percent of North Carolina mothers of children less than two years old say they have spanked their children in the last year.
Located in News / 2011 / June
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
Genetic finding offers hope for orphan disease
Wed, June 22, 2011 — New research conducted at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers hope for people with a rare disorder called Chuvash polycythemia.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Acute Hepatitis A evades immune system more effectively than chronic cousin
Mon, Jun 20, 2011 — In comparing data from experiments with Hepatitis A and Hepatitis C, the research team found that Hepatitis A virus, which causes only acute, self-limited disease, is more efficient at inhibiting the host’s interferon response, and that the virus can actually linger in the body for almost a year.
Located in News / 2011 / June
Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories
Thu, June 16, 2011 — Having a history of eating disorders or abuse may increase a woman’s risk for developing depression during and after pregnancy, according to new research from UNC. The finding could influence how doctors screen patients during prenatal visits.
Located in News / 2011 / June
NIH Eureka grant awarded to UNC neuroscientist Eva Anton
Tue, June 14, 2011 — Anton, a member of the Neuroscience Center at UNC, was awarded the grant for his research in the mapping of neuronal placement in the developing cerebral cortex.
Located in News / 2011 / June
30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC
On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.
Located in News / 2011 / June