Study in more than 165,000 participants supports connection between particulate matter air pollution and inflammation

January 21, 2020
A new study indicates that mid- to long-duration exposure to ambient particulate matter in air pollution is associated with increased inflammatory responses in diverse U.S. populations. This research supports an already established connection between exposure to particulate matter and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

UNC awarded $2.91 million to create new ultra-long-acting HIV drug delivery implant

December 2, 2019
Doctoral students Katie Mollan and Bonnie Shook-Sa, along with Dr. Michael Hudgens, are part of an investigative team that recently received a $2.91 million award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create an ultra-long-acting implant for HIV drug delivery.

Pancreatic cancer tumor classification could optimize treatment choices

November 22, 2019
A study from the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer — one of the deadliest cancer types.

New peanut allergy treatment is effective and safe, study finds

September 4, 2019
UNC researchers show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against a peanut allergy.

New study asks why people in the rural South suffer poorer health and die sooner

May 22, 2019
Fifty researchers from 15 institutions will examine factors influencing disease risk and resilience in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta.

From awareness to action: The Gillings School takes on stroke

May 22, 2019
Each May — National Stroke Awareness Month — people become acutely aware of the enormous challenge that strokes pose for individual well-being and public health. At the Gillings School, researchers and students confront the challenge year-round.

NIH continues funding for CSCC’s landmark study of Hispanic, Latino health in the U.S.

March 1, 2019
The Gillings School's Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center has been awarded a seven-year, $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. The historic study is the largest-ever prospective epidemiological study of this diverse population.

Research team proposes healthier living through our mobile devices

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.

Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

November 30, 2018
A recent study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images. Dr. Melissa Troester is a co-author.

Law enforcement, gun retailers can provide temporary gun storage in times of suicide risk

October 30, 2018
A unique study co-authored by Dr. Robert Agans is the first to examine how local law enforcement agencies and gun retailers can offer temporary gun storage to prevent suicide in their communities. The study was published Oct. 11 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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