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Researchers Identify Molecular Target for Brain Cancer, Develop Immunotherapy Approach to Attack It

February 28, 2018

An international team of researchers has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells that can hunt brain tumors displaying a new molecular target that is highly prevalent on brain cancer cells. Based on the findings from their early, preclinical studies, the researchers believe their approach holds promise for a new immunotherapy treatment for glioblastoma, which is the… Read more »

Student Health Action Coalition’s Mandarin Interpreting Service Helps Meet Growing Need

February 19, 2018

The best attributes of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) can be found in the genesis of its Mandarin interpreting service. SHAC, the longest running student-led free clinic in the country, allows its student leaders to creatively mobilize the resources needed to make sure the patients they see get the… Read more »

UNC Lineberger Researcher Sha Chang Launches Startup to Improve Radiation Treatment in Developing World

February 7, 2018

A social enterprise start-up company led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is looking to use technology developed in-house at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to improve radiation treatment in developing countries, which are expected to increasingly shoulder more of the global cancer burden. “We want to enable developing countries… Read more »

Chinese Cardiologists Visit UNC Medical Center as Part of American Heart Association Collaboration

December 11, 2017

“Time is muscle” is a saying used by physicians to express the importance of quick treatment in patients experiencing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a very serious type of heart attack that can leave patients with chronic heart failure or send them into sudden cardiac arrest.  Guidelines established by the American Heart Association (AHA), including… Read more »

Researchers Compile Scientific Evidence Behind ‘Nine Truths about Eating Disorders’ Ahead of National Eating Disorder Conference

November 3, 2017

You can assert something that’s true, but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to be believed – evidence helps. That’s the main reason why a group of prominent eating disorder researchers, including Cynthia Bulik from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, released a new document detailing the scientific evidence supporting the Academy for… Read more »

UNC Division of Global Women’s Health Receives Grant to Train Women’s Health Researchers in Zambia

October 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Fogarty International Center to train promising Zambian investigators in HIV and women’s reproductive health research. Carla Chibwesha and Benjamin Chi, faculty in the UNC Division of Global Women’s Health (GWH)… Read more »

From the Ground Up: The State of Cancer Care in Malawi

August 24, 2017

From his window at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Project-Malawi, Satish Gopal has a clear view of the cancer hospital currently under construction on the campus of Kamuzu Central Hospital. The metaphor isn’t lost on him or anyone else there. For the past five years, since moving his family to Lilongwe, Malawi, Gopal… Read more »