A UNC School of Medicine research team, led by Dr. Wolfgang Bergmeier, studied why platelet transfusion therapy does not work for some patients with platelet function disorders. Using real-time imaging allows researchers to understand the interaction between healthy and dysfunctional platelets, which is critical to improve the use of platelet therapy.
Dr. Jared Weiss, associate professor of medicine in the division of hematology and oncology and researcher with UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, will lead a phase two study evaluating a new combination of drugs as a first-line treatment for patients with recurrent or metastatic HPV positive head and neck cancer. This study’s goal is to expand this … Continued
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Dr. Chad Pecot was awarded $100,000 by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to research a new treatment that selectively silences mutated KRAS genes, which are commonly associated with cancer. Pecot’s lab is also studying how to deliver the treatment specifically to cancer cells.
Researchers from UNC School of Medicine received $2.91 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create a long lasting HIV drug delivery implant . The implant hopes to increase antiretroviral medication adherence, reduce barriers to treatment, and help prevent HIV transmission.
Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered a new method of increasing the susceptibility of staphylococcus aureus bacteria to antibiotics through the addition of new molecules that increase membrane permeability of the bacteria. This significant discovery will be the basis of additional research on increasing the effectiveness of existing antibiotics.
In partnership with American Well, UNC Health Care launched a new application that allows patients to engage in video visits with providers. The application is accessible through a one-click workflow in the My UNC Chart patient portal. Providers can receive notifications, access patient information and conduct the video visit without leaving the Epic environment.
The UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Allied Health Sciences has introduced a new online master’s degree program in clinical laboratory science targeting working professionals. Laboratory science has the potential to play a critical role in care transformation, yet the field experiences a statewide-shortage of trained personnel.