Researchers awarded NIAID grant to examine dengue and Zika interplay during gestation and childhood

June 12, 2019
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will lead a study to examine how dengue and Zika interplay during gestation and childhood, thanks to a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Falsified and substandard medicines are a threat to public health

June 11, 2019
The production and sale of falsified and substandard medicines is a public health pandemic that requires greater national and international oversight, according to a recent review article from a team of public health researchers and industry leaders.

Maman elected faculty director of Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center

May 13, 2019
The Center, which is one of six Rotary Peace Centers worldwide, trains students to become leaders in the fields of peace building and conflict resolution.

Lack of fresh food on the Galápagos’ San Cristóbal Island contributes to obesity

May 6, 2019
A new study provides insight into the food landscape and nutrition-related behaviors on San Cristóbal Island.

UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants

May 2, 2019
Funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.

Chinese herb, Lycii Cortex, may be a natural method of treating diabetes

April 25, 2019
The traditional Chinese herb Lycii Cortex, with its powerful compound kukoamine B, could be an effective nutraceutical choice for lowering blood glucose when used alone or in combination with low doses of first-line diabetes medications.

New research shows women potentially can spread Zika virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection

April 18, 2019
Women who are infected with the Zika virus potentially can spread the virus to sexual partners for up to six months after infection. The CDC currently says women in Zika endemic areas should not try to conceive for two months following infection, but the new findings bring that recommendation into question.

Researchers link vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy with neurobehavioral and metabolic disorders in offspring

April 16, 2019
The global prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) during pregnancy is high, estimated at up to 80 percent in the United States and up to 100 percent in Northern Europe.

Ahsan to visit Malawi as Policy Communication Fellow

April 9, 2019
This June, Karar Zunaid Ahsan, MIPH, MSc, will visit Lilongwe, Malawi, to kick off a year of service as a Policy Communication Fellow. He will expand on his extensive international experience by studying how to effectively communicate research findings to influence policy development on a global scale.

Biomedical scientists begin to make patient perspectives a priority in HIV cure-related research

April 2, 2019
Monitoring the psychosocial experiences of people living with HIV is a key recommendation for conducting clinical trials where participants will have interruptions in antiretroviral therapy. This new development is influenced in part by the contributions of Karine Dubé, a social scientist at the Gillings School.

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