February 18, 2019
A new breakthrough study, co-led by Dr. Kari North and involving more than 275 international researchers, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The study broadens our understanding of the ways genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity.
February 18, 2019
February 14, 2019
A study conducted jointly by researchers at Diego Portales University, University of Chile and the Gillings School found that Chilean mothers understood and perceived the benefits of the country’s new policies aimed at combating childhood obesity -- and that their awareness influenced their spending habits. Dr. Lindsey Smith Taillie is a co-author.
February 8, 2019
A team of Gillings School researchers set out to develop a statistical method that can be used in conjunction with data from continuous glucose monitors to help people with Type 1 diabetes better manage their disease. Photo by Alan Levine.
February 6, 2019
Dr. Kun Lu led a recent study that examined the cancer-causing potential of inhaled formaldehyde and found that the risk of developing cancer is significantly lower than expected previously.
February 5, 2019
An independent analysis by researchers at Rutgers found UNC-Chapel Hill to be one of the top three producers of scholarly articles about e-cigarettes. Dr. Kurt Ribisl was recognized as one of the top individual researchers on the topic. Photo by Vaping360.
February 4, 2019
Drs. Sam Cykert and Geni Eng are co-authors of a study showing that a pragmatic system-based intervention within cancer treatment centers can eliminate existing disparities in treatment and outcomes for black patients with early-stage lung cancer.
January 25, 2019
“This work is particularly timely in the context of broader social movements toward greater health equity across race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation,” said Dr. Kate Muessig, senior author of the study. Photo by Gabriel Antonio.
January 16, 2019
Dr. Beth Mayer-Davis is senior author of an article published today in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Photo by Nadine Primeau.
Insulin or metformin? Study finds no difference in health outcomes for children whose mothers were treated for gestational diabetes
July 16, 2019
The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is the largest to examine long-term outcomes in a real-world setting in children born to women treated for GDM with metformin or insulin. Photo by Oleg Sergeichik.
January 14, 2019
Doctoral student Josie Caves and Drs. Shabbar Ranapurwala, Beth Moracco and Steve Marshall are co-authors of a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Photo by Hayley Rivera.