Wed, May 4, 2011 — Dr. John Steege, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and Director of the Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain, is learning to use his skilled surgeon's hands in a different way: traditional woodworking.
Mon, May 2, 2011 — A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 — Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 — Research led by UNC School of Medicine scientists finds that a "promiscuous DNA replication process" may be responsible for large-scale genome duplications in developing tumors. These findings challenge the long-standing, currently accepted model.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 — Several autism studies by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers are ranked on a new list of the most important recent scientific advances related to the condition.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 — The life-threatening illnesses of their first-born children unite two couples in a friendship that each expects to bind them the rest of their days.
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 — The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 — New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.
Wed, Apr 6, 2011 — Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician at UNC who also does extensive research with the EPA, studying the effects of pollution on the human body, is not what you might typically think of when you imagine a judoka (a person who practices judo).
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 — Angelique Whitehurst, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded one of 13 Innovative Research Grants from Stand Up to Cancer, the scientific partner of the American Association of Cancer Research.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 — Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 — As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 — UNC biochemist Yi Zhang, PhD, whose team conducted the studies, called the findings an important step in understanding the molecular mechanisms behind cell differentiation and the development of cancer.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 — Zion Kenlaw, an aspiring baseball catcher, was diagnosed with a brain cyst last October. One week later, he and his family traveled from Wilmington, N.C. to UNC Hospitals for surgery to remove the cyst.
Mon, Mar 28, 2011 — The study is sponsored by UNC Lineberger and financially supported by Bayer HealthCare AG, which will provide study medication free of charge to patients enrolled on the trial.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 — The grant will fund laboratory research to test whether a new class of drugs called PARP-inhibitors, which have successfully been used to treat other types of cancers, along with nanoparticle anti-cancer agents may be effective in treating brain metastases from triple-negative breast cancer.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 — Dr. Roth's work in pharmacology and drug discovery has earned him numerous patents and he has published nearly 300 articles in, among many other publications, Science, Nature, Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine.
On March 17, 148 fourth-year medical students found out where they'll be spending the next few years of their medical training. The UNC Medical School graduates will be in residency programs across 29 states. 53 of the students will stay right here in North Carolina.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 — The USAID-funded Lilongwe Relief Fund Trust of Malawi (LMRFT), in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and several other public and private partners, has begun implementing the Safeguard the Family Project, which is aimed at decreasing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and reducing maternal and infant mortality.
Warm weather exercise alert: Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 — Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency found that breathing a level of ozone at 0.06 parts per million (ppm), which is below the current U.S. standard of 0.075 ppm, can decrease lung function in healthy young adults.