Wednesday, September 30, 2009 — Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes resulted in fewer cesarean sections and other serious birthing problems associated with larger than average babies, according to a study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 — National effort will shape the future of cancer research and treatment.
UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish a Center of Excellence to study underlying causes of psychiatric disorders
Monday, September 28, 2009 — Autism, depression, anxiety. Antipsychotic drug side effects. What are the genetic and environmental factors that underlie and contribute to these complex problems? And how do genes and environment interact to shape them?
Monday, September 28, 2009 — Michael Pignone, M.D., M.P.H., reviews the pros and cons of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening in an editorial he wrote for the Sept. 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Thursday, September 24, 2009 — Dr. Lisa Carey, associate professor of medicine and UNC Breast Center medical director, will deliver the December commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chancellor Holden Thorp has announced.
Thursday, September 24, 2009 — Portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) went to basic science research. Here's an example of how some of that money is being used in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Thursday, September 24, 2009 — Three scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have received prestigious awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at encouraging “high risk” and innovative research.
Thursday, September 24, 2009 — Russell Ford received a heart transplant at UNC Hospitals in July 2009 after suffering from congestive heart failure for 10 years. This is his, and his family's, story.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 — Carolina Well, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Program, is offering a program for cancer survivors “Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment.” Developed by and in partnership with the Wellness Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the program was created to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 — The National Institutes of Health has named UNC Sarah Graham Kenan genetics professor and chair Terry R. Magnuson, Ph.D., to a panel that will review the acceptability for federal research funds of human embryonic stem cell lines.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 — In the study, published in the September/October 2009 issue of journal Academic Pediatrics, a sample of 163 parents of children seen at pediatric clinics at UNC and Vanderbilt University were tested to assess their understanding of BMI, their health literacy and their math abilities.
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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of 35 research universities involved in a new Web project called Futurity (www.futurity.org), which was officially launched Tuesday (Sept. 15).
Monday, September 14, 2009 — The findings, published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Developmental Cell, could give important insights into the formation of the vasculature needed to feed new tumors.
Thursday, September 10, 2009 — Members of the public are invited to tour the new NC Cancer Hospital from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at 101 Manning Drive on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 — A UNC study, which appears in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of cystic fibrosis liver disease and better treatment options for the patients affected by the disease.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 — The UNC Department of Psychiatry and the UNC Schizophrenia Treatment & Evaluation Program will host the 2009 fall opening of “Brushes With Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the third floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital at 101 Manning Drive on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. For additional information, contact Tana Hartmann at (919) 843-7971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 4, 2009 — Researchers from the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases have received $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop and test new therapeutic agents that may eradicate HIV infection.
Friday, September 4, 2009 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.
Thursday, September 3, 2009 — Giving insecticide-treated bed nets to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria, a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers concludes.
Patient-doctor communication with patients who have high blood pressure is worse for blacks than for whites, study finds
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 — Black patients with high blood pressure experience poorer communication with their doctors than white patients do, a study led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher has found.