Margaret Gourlay, a researcher and physician in Family Medicine, found that women aged sixty-seven and older with normal bone mineral density scores may not need screening again for ten years.
Radio frequency tags may help prevent surgical sponges from being left in patients after operations, says gastrointestinal surgeon Christopher Rupp.
As part of the Johnston County Arthritis Project, UNC researchers followed over eleven hundred patients for more than a decade, and identified genetic patterns that lead to severe osteoarthritis. Jonanne Jordan, director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, led the … Continued
UNC epidemiology student Nabarun Dasgupta collaborated with Children’s Hospital Boston collaborated on an app to let users track drug safety updates from the FDA and other news. Read the news release
ARRA funding of $126 million helped push UNC’s research total up $87 million more than last year.
Lineberger researcher Richard M. Goldberg and colleagues found that multivitamins don’t help or hurt patients with stage III colon cancer, but their results hint that multivitamins might be helping in other ways. Article abstract: “Multivitamin Use Is Not Associated With … Continued
Researchers usually study HIV as it’s found in the bloodstream, but HIV in semen has some differences in its genetic code, biochemist Ron Swanstrom found. "It may be that we have an incomplete view of what is going on in … Continued
Transferrin, a protein abundant in human blood and used as a tumor- targeting agent, when combined with nanoparticles can kill B-cell lymphoma cells. Joseph DeSimone and colleagues created the potential treatment using the PRINT nanoparticle creation technology from DeSimone’s lab. … Continued
A protein called Tet1 helps keep stem cells pluripotent, or able to differentiate into any type of cell the body needs, Lineberger researcher Yi Zhang found. Scientists want to use this property, which embryonic stem cells have naturally, to turn … Continued
A drug that pauses cell division can protect mouse bone marrow from radiation damageeven 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