Friday, October 29, 2010 — These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.
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.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 — The five-year, $3.9 million grant will be used to target 13 North Carolina counties through the Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.
Friday, October 22, 2010 — The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded one of two Comprehensive Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership Grants in the nation to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Harvard University and University of Massachusetts – Boston were also awardees.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 — Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have reported the exact molecular structure and mechanisms of a major cell signaling pathway that serves a broad range of functions in humans.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 — A holiday devoted to vampires, goblins and ghouls is a recipe for a ghastly night of fright. But false stories of marauding strangers and poison-laced candy can make the evening scarier than it needs to be. Susannah Southern, RD, LDN, explains how to tell truth from fiction as you stay safe and well on Halloween.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 — The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities is one of the few comprehensive centers for developmental disabilities in the United States dedicated to research, training and multi-disciplinary comprehensive clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 — An uncommon but serious bone marrow disorder sends mortgage banker Gwen Tyson of Kitty Hawk, N.C., to UNC Hospitals for two bone marrow transplants. Slowly, Tyson’s blood counts are rising, and she looks forward to being back on her bicycle pedaling 14 miles at daybreak.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 — The variant, in a gene called CYP2E1, is associated with a person’s response to alcohol. For the ten to twenty percent of people that possess this variant, those first few drinks leave them feeling more inebriated than the rest of the human population, who harbor a different version of the gene.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 — The expansion enables UNC to increase its medical school class size from 160 students to 170 in 2011 and to 180 in 2012 by sending some third- and fourth-year medical students to Asheville and Charlotte to complete their clinical education.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 — UNC Lineberger researchers demonstrate impact of multidisciplinary approach.
Monday, October 18, 2010 — The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities is one of the few comprehensive centers for developmental disabilities in the United States dedicated to research, training and multi-disciplinary comprehensive clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.
Sunday, October 17, 2010 — A new study led by UNC's Dr. Margaret L. Gourlay finds that women aged 67 years and older with normal bone mineral density scores may not need screening again for 10 years. She presented these results on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Toronto.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 — An economic analysis led by Canadian researchers, in collaboration with UNC's Michael J. Steiner, MD, concludes that routinely giving ondansetron to children with gastroenteritis-induced vomiting would prevent thousands of hospitalizations and save millions of dollars each year.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 — This 5-year grant will be used to create four additional intern slots per academic year, beginning in 2011, for resident physicians in UNC’s Department of Pediatrics who plan to pursue careers in primary care.
N.C. Children’s Hospital part of $12-million grant to create first-of-its-kind disease registry for inflammatory bowel disease
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 — This extraordinary collaboration will make available electronic medical record data about symptoms, treatments and outcomes for patients at multiple locations throughout the United States. It will allow doctors and researchers to assess which treatment strategies are having the greatest positive impacts on patients.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — The trial, based on therapy designed by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, showed that some patients mount an immune response to dystrophin protein even before they have received the gene therapy.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — One of the defining moments for medical students is the White Coat Ceremony.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — Piedmont Health was founded in 1970 by a group of health care professionals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local community members concerned with access to primary health care in the community.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — Photojournalist Nathan Clendenin introduces his video profile of Dr. Maria Ferris, a kidney disease specialist who also has quite a flair for making beautiful wedding cakes.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 — Work and family obligations keep many people from exercising on a regular basis. But working out only once a week or less puts you at risk of injury. Jeffrey Spang, MD, an expert at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, explains how you can develop a long-term, healthy approach to exercise.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 — Stephen Pizer, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been recognized by an international computing organization for his contributions to medical image computing.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 — A UNC study shows radio frequency tags may help prevent surgical sponges from being left in patients after operations.
Monday, October 4, 2010 — Project focuses on efficient, low-cost genetic analysis.
Monday, October 4, 2010 — Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have received over $1.6 million in research awards from the Department of Defense to fund two separate studies, one on post-traumatic stress syndrome and the other on breast cancer stem cells.