UNC researchers find better a treatment option for children with an egg allergy

October 12, 2020

UNC School of Medicine’s Dr. Edwin Kim and Dr. Wesley Burks report results from their five-year multisite study on treatment options for children with egg allergies. Their research finds Egg Oral Immunotherapy is significantly more likely to achieve sustained unresponsiveness for children with an egg allergy, and may be a better treatment option than Baked … Continued

Foundation of Hope awards $475,000 to 13 UNC researchers

October 12, 2020

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness will support the research of 13 UNC Department of Psychiatry investigators. Their projects cover a variety of topics including women’s mood disorders, autism, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.

UNC Researchers develop a new tool to study and map intercellular signaling

October 12, 2020

A team of UNC researchers is partnering with UT Southwestern Medical Center to create a new method of studying intercellular signaling. Their new tool utilizes fluorescent biosensors to visualize the activity in living cells, and learn about signaling networks and cellular processes.

UNC researchers pilot a new cervical cancer screening method

October 12, 2020

UNC Lineberger’s Dr. Gaorav Gupta and Dr. Shivani Sud launch a new study that explores less invasive monitoring for patients at risk for cervical cancer. This study will determine whether tracking HPV levels in urine and blood is a reliable determinant of which patients are at greatest risk.

UNC Department of Psychiatry has launched the Carolina Stress Initiative

October 12, 2020

This important initiative will focus on studying trauma and stress-related psychiatric disorders. Clinical and basic science researchers will combine their expertise to improve understanding of these conditions, with the long term goal of developing innovative therapy options for stress-related disorders.