While it isn’t a vaccine replacement, ongoing clinical trials of molnupiravir show that when given early after COVID-19 diagnosis, the new antiviral pill rapidly reduced the levels of infectious virus and could prevent symptoms from developing. UNC virologist Timothy Sheahan spoke with CNN about the new pill and his role in its development.
The National Institute of Health awarded UNC School of Medicine professor Dr. Brian Diekman two grants totaling over $400K, for osteoarthritis research. The grants will fund study of a genetic variant associated with high risk of osteoarthritis, and how cartilage … Continued
UNC Chapel Hill hired six professors to collaborate on research about health and wellness in communities of color and slavery in America. The faculty come from an array of disciplines. Next year, the university plans to hire two more faculty … Continued
Researchers from Carolina and Stanford University have developed a microneedle vaccine patch that outperforms a needle jab to boost immunity. The ease and effectiveness of a vaccine patch sets the course for a new way to deliver vaccines that are … Continued
Building upon a robust legacy of health communication at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, Professor Seth Noar has launched the Communicating for Health Impact Lab. “Many of the health challenges of our time involve behavior change, and … Continued
Doctors have accurate diagnostic tests for some single-gene conditions, such as sickle cell disease or cystic fibrosis. But when it comes to understanding the genetic variants underlying most rare genetic conditions, there is still much to learn. This is where … Continued
UNC Students are staying at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus, taking classes and researching change in maritime forests. They are observing environmental factors, plants and the values of residents regarding the forests. They will give a presentation to the public at … Continued
Motivated by a family tragedy, doctoral student Jeliyah Clark began her studies at UNC in biology and later transitioned to environmental health sciences at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health where she researches how a mother’s diet affects prenatal … Continued