September 3, 2008 — Newly published results from a clinical trial show that laser surgery is more effective at preserving eyesight in diabetics and has fewer side effects than steroid injections.
September 2, 2008 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have demonstrated that a drug called ondansetron helps reduce vomiting, the need for intravenous fluids and hospital admissions in children with acute gastroenteritis.
September 2, 2008 — Almost half of all U.S. adults and nearly two-thirds of obese adults will develop painful osteoarthritis of the knee by age 85, a study based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests.
August 27, 2008 — Although many women quit smoking during pregnancy to protect their unborn children from the effects of cigarettes, half of them resume the habit within a few months of giving birth.
August 19, 2008 — Spanking has been, and still is, a common method of child discipline used by American parents.
August 18, 2008 — A new clinical trial at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill using a popular low-dose contraceptive could uncover a more effective treatment for the 5 to 10 percent of women who suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Christopher Fordham, UNC's sixth chancellor, Former UNC School of Medicine Dean, passed away on Thursday (August 14, 2008)
August 14, 2008 — Dr. Christopher Columbus Fordham III, former dean of the School of Medicine and chancellor emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who led Carolina during a span of major success in the 1980s, died early today at UNC Hospitals. A longtime Chapel Hill resident, he was 81.
August 1, 2008 — Even though scientific evidence has long hinted that schizophrenia has a genetic basis, no study has definitively proven that this is the case. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as part of an international team, have developed the first hard lead into the genetic causes of schizophrenia.
July 30, 2008 — Arjun Deb, M.D., an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has received a 2008 New Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation.
July 23, 2008 — The National Center for Research Resources, a part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $2 million High-End Instrumentation grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
July 17, 2008 — Some parents of children with autism evaluate facial expressions differently than the rest of us – and in a way that is strikingly similar to autistic patients themselves, according to new research by psychiatrist Dr. Joe Piven of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and neuroscientist Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D., of the California Institute of Technology.
July 15, 2008 — The UNC Neuroscience Center has been awarded a five-year, $3,650,000 Center Grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
July 8, 2008 — Yi Zhang, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded the first Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of his work.
July 8, 2008 — Scientific evidence has long suggested that moderate drinking offers some protection against heart disease, certain types of stroke and some forms of cancer.
July 2, 2008 — Ian Davis, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics in the UNC School of Medicine and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been selected as one of seven national 2008 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars.
July 2, 2008 — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researcher Dr. Jonathan Serody, in collaboration with local research company TheraLogics, has received an $800,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the treatment and prevention of graft versus host disease.
June 30, 2008 — Dr. Joseph Stavas, Vice Chair of Radiology in the UNC School of Medicine, has developed an innovative catheter-based approach for abdominal fistula repair that uses an extracellular collagen matrix material derived from pig intestines.
June 30, 2008 — Isn’t it odd that cancer cells from one organ, such as the skin, can travel and take root in a totally different organ, like the lung?
June 27, 2008 — Think twice before picking up that box of sparklers at the grocery store – and don’t even give the Roman candles or firecrackers a second look.
June 18, 2008 — Psychosocial influences such as stress, depression and trauma have been neglected in biomedical and treatment studies involving people infected with HIV, yet they are now known to have significant health impacts on such individuals and the spread of AIDS, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientist.