In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists examine death certificates, medical records, and emergency medical services data to determine which populations are at risk of sudden death, and why.
Anonymous online chat therapy groups for people with bulimia nervosa prove just as effective as face-to-face meetings — a treatment form that could save both cost and lives. UNC researcher Stephanie Zerwas explains.
Oliver Smithies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91.
A new technique uses stem cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs to aggressive brain tumors that are, otherwise, often inaccessible. This potentially life-saving treatment was developed by UNC pharmacoengineer Shawn Hingtgen.
A new program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for UNC physician scientists who have extreme caregiving needs at home.
Hendrée Jones, director of UNC Horizons, works tirelessly every day to help mothers and children struggling with substance use disorders. In the past five years, her work has expanded beyond Chapel Hill to places like Afghanistan, Brazil, and India.
Online forums provide an outlet for drug users — and a source of information for UNC researchers like John D. Martin, III, who believes that studying these platforms may be the key to addressing abuse.
For the past 10 years, UNC researcher Rachel Noble has been developing technology to keep our food safe from bacteria like E. coli.
UNC began treating blood disorders in 1947 — setting the stage for major breakthroughs in hemophilia and HIV
UNC clinical researchers begin the largest-ever genetic study of autism to elucidate the complex genetics of the condition.