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Researchers Wrestle with Accuracy of AI Technology Used to Create New Drug Candidates

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine, UCSF, Stanford, and Harvard determined that a protein prediction technology can yield accurate results in the hunt to efficiently find the best possible drug candidates for many conditions.
12-May-2024 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists Discover Surprising Details about Xylazine in Combination with Fentanyl

Xylazine, often found in street-drug combo with fentanyl, was thought to only bind to the α2-adrenergic receptor, but UNC-Chapel Hill scientists discovered it also binds to opioid receptors, which could have profound impacts on fentanyl overdose...
14-May-2024 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Engineer Yeast to Transport Medicines and Lower Inflammation for Potential Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the UNC School of Medicine have engineered a probiotic yeast that enhances probiotic absorption in the gut and has the ability to suppress and even reverse inflammation in animals.
7-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Detection of Missed Colorectal Cancer Remains Low for Most Diverticulitis Patients

Colonoscopy is often recommended following an episode of diverticulitis to exclude missed colorectal cancer (CRC). Now one study, published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology journal, shows that the prevalence of CRC is low in most...
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Researchers Now Know Precisely How We Perceive Bitter Taste

A new study led by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine unravels the structure of TAS2R14, a taste receptor that allows us to taste bitter substances. In addition to solving the protein structure, the findings could help scientists develop...
11-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Demonstrate How Vital Conditions Enable Perinatal Well-Being

Perinatal mental illness is a leading cause of death during pregnancy and the first postpartum year in the U.S. Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, professor of maternal fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of...
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International Graduate and Postdoctoral Trainees in Biomedicine Are Struggling with Career Confidence, Study Says

A new study, led by researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and collaborators from the NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (NIH BEST) consortium, examined career confidence in graduate and postdoctoral trainees and explored how to...
21-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Study Shows How Neurochemicals Affect fMRI Readings

A landmark study, led by Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, shows how neurochemicals can influence blood vessels. The new findings may alter how researchers interpret results from functional magnetic resonance imaging.
18-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UNC Lineberger Experts Available at AACR Annual Meeting 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center experts are available to provide expert commentary and feedback on research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018.
13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy

Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation,...
16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST

UNC Health Care, UNC School of Medicine Launch Zika Research Experts’ Page

UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine have launched a tool for media to request interviews with experts and researchers at the forefront of the global Zika research initiative.
12-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss NEJM Editorial on Use of PARP Inhibitors in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

In the editorial, the UNC researchers explain the excitement about this new class of drugs and the importance of this trial. They also highlight the reasons that caution as well as enthusiasm is warranted.
3-Jan-2011 2:50 PM EST

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UNC Expert Available to Discuss JAMA Study on Over-the-Counter Dosing of Children

Dr. Darren DeWalt, author of a JAMA editorial being released early online this week, is available for media interviews.
29-Nov-2010 11:45 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Latest AIDS Vaccine Trial

UNC expert available to discuss latest development in search for AIDS vaccine.
24-Sep-2009 12:40 PM EDT

It Takes Two (Or More)

UNC brain surgeon Anand Germanwala, M.D. and ENT surgeon Adam Zanation, M.D., collaborated to develop through-the-nose approach to repair a patient's ruptured brain aneurysm.
26-Aug-2009 9:00 AM EDT

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