July

UNC awarded $3.5 million to study HIV transmission prevention among newly infected

Thursday, July 30, 2009 — A team of researchers from the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases has received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study HIV prevention methods among people with acute HIV infection (AHI).

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UNC trainee receives international leadership award for AIDS work in Malawi

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 — Agnes Moses, M.D., has been selected to receive the 2009 International Leadership Award from The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The award was announced during the 2009 International AIDS Society conference, held recently in Cape Town, South Africa.

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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.

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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.

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Giving antiretroviral drugs to infants or mothers reduces transmission of HIV through breast milk

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 — Giving daily antiretroviral syrup to breastfeeding infants or treating their HIV-infected mothers with highly active antiretroviral drugs is safe and effective in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission through breast milk, a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigators has found.

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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.

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Obama nominates UNC alum, Francis S. Collins, to head NIH

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - On Wednesday July 8, Dr. Francis S. Collins, physician and geneticist, and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, was nominated by President Barack Obama to be director of the National Institutes of Health.

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UNC expert: Ovarian cancer screening recommended only for women in high-risk groups

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 — In an article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, UNC's Dr. Daniel Clarke-Pearson reviews the current state of ovarian cancer screening and explains why it should be limited to women with indicators suggesting they are at high risk.

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Family House Diaries: Beating cancer recurrence time and again

Family House Diaries: Beating cancer recurrence time and again

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 — This is the third in a new series from UNC Health Care that focuses on the stories of UNC Hospitals patients and their families who live in the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals while receiving or awaiting treatment.

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Two UNC scientists named Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grantees

Two UNC scientists named Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grantees

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 — William Kim, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, and C. Ryan Miller, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, were named 2009 Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Clinical Investigators.

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UNC study rewrites textbook on key genetic phenomenon

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 — Because females carry two copies of the X chromosome to males’ one X and one Y, they harbor a potentially toxic double dose of the over 1000 genes that reside on the X chromosome.

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Study shows that a combination of common genetic variations can lead to schizophrenia

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 — A multi-national group of investigators, including a scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has discovered that nearly a third of the genetic basis of schizophrenia may be attributed to the cumulative actions of thousands of common genetic variants. The effects of each of these genetic changes, innocuous on its own, add up to a significant risk for developing both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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