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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.

UNC is one of four institutes receiving a $5.7M diabetes research grant from the NIH

October 12, 2020

Dr. John Buse will be leading the UNC School of Medicine in their collaborative partnership with Duke, Wake Forest and NC A&T to improve diabetes understanding, prevention and treatment options. This partnership is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases with the goal of promoting collaboration among investigators.

UNC Researcher receives $2.5 million grant to study cellular deterioration and aging

October 12, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Schisler from the UNC Department of Pharmacology and UNC Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine has been awarded a five-year $2.5 million NIH Grant. His research will focus on understanding how cellular deterioration is related to a loss in motor function, decrease in cognitive function and accelerated aging.

UNC Horizons receives grant to increase access to opioid treatment

October 12, 2020

The UNC Horizons Program is one of 19 organizations nationwide who will receive a portion of the $10.1 million grant from the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE). UNC will collaborate with the N.C Correctional Institute for Women to provide treatment, recovery and relapse prevention support for women with opioid use disorders.