Thursday, February 26, 2009 — As part of a four site network, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers are exploring whether there is a genetic link to autism.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 — The inauguration of the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will occur Monday (March 2). The new center was established in October with a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 — Major U.S. drug companies are increasingly performing clinical trials in developing countries, raising serious concerns about the efficacy, ethics and economics of drug development, according to a study by two UNC researchers in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 — Karen Erickson, Ph.D., director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been selected as the first David E. and Dolores J. (Dee) Yoder Distinguished Professor in Literacy and Disability Studies in the school’s allied health sciences department.
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.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 — To prevent the rejection of newly transplanted organs and cells, patients must take medicines that weaken their entire immune systems. Such potentially life-saving treatments can, paradoxically, leave those receiving them susceptible to life-threatening infections.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 — Dr. Jan Busby-Whitehead, a professor in the department of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, has been elected chair of the board of the American Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 — Drs. Cam Patterson and Paula Miller, both UNC Health Care cardiologists, tackle a taboo subject: Is it OK for a couple to resume their sex life after one of them has had a heart attack? And if so, what do they need to be aware of?
Monday, February 9, 2009 — The proportion of people suffering from long term, impairing low back pain has more than doubled in North Carolina since the early 1990s, according to a new study.
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.
Monday, February 9, 2009 — The annual Mini-Medical School series is back again with a program of lectures and discussions hosted by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Friday, February 6, 2009 — Cam Patterson, M.D., chief of cardiology for UNC Health Care, explains five things you can do to help a friend or family member who has heart disease.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 — Richard Boucher, M.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been selected to receive the American Thoracic Society’s 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 — William Y. Kim, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has received a two-year, $100,00 grant from the Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation through the Joan’s Legacy: Uniting Against Lung Cancer grant program.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered a gene that when mutated causes obesity by dampening the body’s ability to burn energy while leaving appetite unaffected.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that disruption of the circadian clock – the internal time-keeping mechanism that keeps the body running on a 24-hour cycle – can slow the progression of cancer.
Monday, February 2, 2009 — People with mental illness alone are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence, a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes. But mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence elevates the risk for future violence.