Drug mitigates toxic effects of radiation in mice

June 23, 2010

A drug that pauses cell division can protect mouse bone marrow from radiation damage—even if it’s given hours after radiation exposure, says Lineberger researcher Norman Sharpless. Protecting bone marrow from radiation is important because if people are exposed to a … Continued

Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

June 22, 2010

A shift in the balance between the “good” and "bad" bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer, says School of Medicine researcher Temitope Keku. Read the article: "Molecular characterization of mucosal adherent bacteria and associations … Continued

Brain signs of schizophrenia found in babies

June 21, 2010

Male babies born to mothers with schizophrenia have larger brains and larger lateral ventricles (fluid-filled spaces in the brain), psychiatrist John Gilmore found using ultrasound and MRI images. Article abstract: "Prenatal and Neonatal Brain Structure and White Matter Maturation in … Continued

Not all PTSD is the same: IDing symptoms related to aggression

June 16, 2010

Aggressive behavior may be linked to certain symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder such as jumpiness and problems sleeping, says psychiatrist Eric Elbogen. UNC and Veterans Affairs researchers interviewed veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan to identify the risk factors. … Continued

May 2010

May 30, 2010

Untangling Facebook, decoding Congress: New mathematical method may help tame big data

2010 ECHO Pilot Award Program

May 1, 2010

The UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes (ECHO) is pleased to announce the 2010 Pilot Award Program and the release of its competitive call for proposals. The purpose of this call for proposals is to encourage small-scale pilot … Continued

April 2010

April 30, 2010

First clinical evidence of anti-cancer drug triggering viral infection Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early Preventing HPV might lower risk of HIV infection in men Biodiversity protection efforts earn failing grade

March 2010

March 30, 2010

Obese three-year-olds show early warning signs for future heart disease Risks, benefits of anemia drugs U.S. children snacking more; junk calories leading the rise Improvements needed in genomic test result discussions Higher prices for fast food, soda lead to weight … Continued