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A Pill to Treat COVID-19

October 1, 2021

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.

Researching Genes Affecting Osteoarthritis

September 30, 2021

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

Barriers To Secondary Education

September 30, 2021

A survey by UnidosUS and UNC Chapel Hill School of Law found an aversion to debt and lack of reliable transportation were major factors in Latino students’ ability and willingness to enroll and complete postsecondary education.

Interdisciplinary Research On Communities Of Color

September 29, 2021

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

Vaccination Without A Shot

September 28, 2021

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

Why America’s Life Expectancy Is Decreasing

September 27, 2021

UNC public policy professor Kathleen Mullan Harris led a study researching the high mortality in working-age adults without a college degree. This demographic has one of the largest increases in suicide as well as drug- and alcohol-related deaths.

Communicating for Health Impact

September 24, 2021

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

Improving Genomic Precision Medicine

September 24, 2021

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

Hands On At The Coast

September 23, 2021

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

Personal Experience Inspires Research

September 22, 2021

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