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Hamner Institutes and UNC Launch International Drug Safety Institute

Scientific Collaboration Aims At Improving Drug Safety, Advancing Drug Development RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have announced the launch of The Institute for Drug Safety...

Some drugs increase risk of falling: UNC researchers

CHAPEL HILL Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have created a list of prescription drugs that increase the risk of falling for patients aged 65 and older who take four or more medications on a regular basis. "Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal i...

Psychosocial issues affect HIV/AIDS treatment outcomes: UNC researcher

CHAPEL HILL 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 ...

Early bird doesn't always get worm, UNC researcher finds

CHAPEL HILL Competing against older brothers and sisters can be tough work, as any youngest child will tell you. But new research from a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that when it comes to some birds, you should reserve any underdog sympathies for the first...

Vaccine for stomach flu may be possible, UNC research shows

CHAPEL HILL Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses - commonly called stomach flu often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and - in rare cases, especially among the elderly and i...

Kids more active when playground has balls, jump ropes, UNC study shows

Children play harder and longer when their child care centers provide portable play equipment (like balls, hoola hoops, jump ropes and riding toys), more opportunities for active play and physical activity training and education for staff and students, according to a study published in the January...

Stress of Deployment Increases Risk of Child Abuse, Neglect in Military Families, UNC Study Shows

Rates of abuse and neglect of young children in military families in Texas has doubled since October 2002, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows, raising concerns about the impact of deployment on military personnel and their families across the country. The study, publis...

Diane Adams Joins Allscripts as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

...unities in Schools," the nation's leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. She recently served on the unc Board of Visitors. Ms. Adams holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She ...

UNC study suggests new approach to common cause of blindness

...in the first place," said study co-author and principal investigator of the unc study site, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, M.D., a professor of ophthalmology in the unc School of Medicine. "An exciting implication of this study was that the CCR...

UNC scientists identify growth factor as possible cancer drug target

...loping the next generation of angiogenesis inhibitors. Scientists at the unc Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center report finding a new angiogenesis pr...Research . Klauber-DeMore is associate professor of surgery and a member of unc Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Based on the UNC-led team's unde...

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Exercise Helps Prevent Age-Related Brain Changes in Older Adults

...or author, J. Keith Smith, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiology at unc School of Medicine. "These findings further point out the importance of regular exercise to healthy aging." The study was funded by the unc Biomedical Research Imaging Center and by a grant from the National Institu...

Ironwood and Forest Present Positive Phase 2b Study Results for Linaclotide in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation

...ging," said Douglas Drossman, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at unc School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Co-Director of the unc Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina...

Targeted Nanoparticles Offer Promise in the Battle Against Cancer

...vel engineered drug therapies based on precise nanoparticle design and scalable manufacturing capabilities." DeSimone and researchers at Liquidia and unc are exploring applications for the PRINT platform in a number of areas including delivery of oligonucleotides and cancer therapeutics. In collaboratio...

DNA Test Predicts Harmful Effects of Cancer Drug

...od, senior author of the study and director of the unc Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized ...s the Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor at the unc School of Pharmacy. Goldberg is the associate dire...erger Comprehensive Cancer Center and chief of the unc Division of Hematology/Oncology. Hoskins is of the...

New Study Confirms Role for Pertussis Immunization of Entire Family in Reducing Infant Pertussis

...to prevent infections in these vulnerable infants and potentially save lives," said Annelies Van Rie, M.D., assistant professor of epidemiology in the unc School of Public Health. "It is troubling to learn that infants are often infected with pertussis by their own family members, who are often unaware o...

New Study Demonstrates that Lubiprostone May Improve Symptom Relief Rates in Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

...kely to achieve an overall response from symptoms of IBS-C compared to those receiving placebo," said Douglas A. Drossman, M.D., primary investigator, unc Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, and the Chair of the Rome Committee. "As a result, lubiprostone may rep...

Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Presents Data From Hemophilia Program at International Society On Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Annual Meeting

...st Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) in Geneva, Switzerland. Dougald M. Monroe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, unc School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave an oral presentation titled, "Glycosylation of the Activation Peptide of Factor ...

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Embryonic Stem Cells Treated With Growth Factor Reverse Hemophilia In Mice: UNC Researchers

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have made a discovery that may have implications for the treatment of liver-based genetic defects such as hemophilia A and B in humans. Mouse embryonic stem cells treated in culture with a growth factor and then injected into the liver reve...

Research uncovers clues to virus-cancer link

... only present in every tumor cell, but that the cells also transcribe microRNAs (miRNA) from the virus. This represents a collaborative effort between unc researchers and clinicians at Beth Israel Hospital, the University of Miami and the Federal University in Bahia, Brazil. MicroRNAs are small molecu...

Test detects molecular marker of aging in humans

... "This is a major step toward a practical tool to clinically determine a person's actual molecular, as opposed to just their chronological age," said unc Lineberger member Norman Sharpless, M.D., the senior author of the study and associate professor of medicine and genetics at UNC's School of Medicine...

American Society for Microbiology honors Melissa B. Miller

...ecular infectious disease diagnostic laboratory at unc that provides molecular detection and identificati...d graduate students, receiving several awards from unc for her efforts. Dr. Miller received her Ph....versity and completed postdoctoral training at the unc Hospitals in 2004. She currently serves on the Boa...

UNC study identifies genetic cause of most common form of breast cancer

... that keeps our cells growing and dividing, disease free. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and unc Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that defects in one gene, called p18, may override the rest, eventually leading to cancer. This ...

UNC study: Scientists identify chemical compound that may stop deadly brain tumors

... IDH1 mutation were reversed," said Yue Xiong, Ph.D., William R. Kenan Jr., Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and a member of the unc Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. "If scientists can develop α-KG into a clinical drug, it could potentially be used for treating brain ...

Autism Speaks funds $5 million to studies on genetic and environmental risk factors for autism

...are.org/site/newsroom/autism, one Clayton North Carolina family participates in this study hoping to find that missing piece to the autism puzzle. unc researchers have previously found that children with autism have larger brains, from five to 10 percent larger at two years of age than children witho...

UNC study: Tinkering with the circadian clock can suppress cancer growth

...y cycle predisposes humans and mice to cancer. The unc researchers found that genetically altering one of...y author Aziz Sancar, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the unc Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Sarah G...an Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the unc School of Medicine. Sancar is also a member of the...

Shared survival mechanism explains why 'good' nerve cells last and 'bad' cancer cells flourish

...ns don't divide at all," Deshmukh said. In their research, Deshmukh and unc graduate student Allyson Vaughn (currently a postdoctoral scientist at MIT)... adapted by dividing cells during their progression toward cancer." The unc scientist said his lab's further systematic explorations for other similari...

No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace

...que magnetic signature of their home area early in life and then retaining that information," said Kenneth Lohmann, Ph.D., professor of biology in the unc College of Arts and Sciences and the first author of the study. "We hope that the paper will inspire discussion among scientists and eventually lead t...

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GE Healthcare partners with UNC on breast cancer imaging research

Waukesha, Wis. - GE Healthcare has signed a multi-year agreement to establish a Center for Research Excellence in Breast Cancer Imaging within the University of North Carolina's Biomedical Research Imaging Center. With funding from GE Healthcare, a $17 billion unit of General Electric Co....

UCB and Crohn's Disease Working Group Award $175,000 in Research Grants to Gastroenterology Fellows

...me when other funding sources are increasingly limited," said Scott Plevy, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology at the unc School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and member of the CDWG steering committee. "The award was created to support young phy...

Campus Celebrates Historic Milestone

...the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, the unc Nutrition Research Building and the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building. The unc Nutrition Research Building is home to NC A&T Univ...ersity, NC Central University, UNC Chapel Hill and unc Greensboro. NC State University, Appalachian State...

UNC-Chapel Hill, Hamner Institutes Announce Partnership to Accelerate Basic, Translational Research

...uding those from the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery in the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences, unc Kenan-Flagler Business School and the University's Office of Technology Development to identify, assess and enhance development of new research leads....

Leading Geneticist Francis Collins Named First Recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize at Case Western Reserve University

...rginia, a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Yale University and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina. After an internal medicine residency at unc and a genetics fellowship at Yale, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He was appointed director of the National C...

Smart Genetics Announces Plans to Launch a New Alzheimer's Risk Assessment Service

... N. Eshelman Distinguished Professor and director of the University of North Carolina Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy at the unc Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. Dr. McLeod is a member of the Food and Drug Administration Subcommittee on Clinical Pharmacology. -- Paul David Nu...

UW-Madison medical school names new dean

...the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and former chair of the unc Department of Psychiatry, has been named the dean of University of Wisconsi...s of the North Carolina legislature to create a stream of support for a new unc School of Medicine program in translational medicine that pairs young facul...

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...atics Center. This page was created on May 4, 2009. ... Bioinformatics Professor Recognized by the National Science Foundation ... Progress of unc Charlotte's Bioinformatics Building ... Switching to Bioinformatics : Some Advice. Advisement. Bioinformatics Emphasis in the Computer Science...
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