Study shows new machine learning method may lead to optimal cancer treatment decisions

December 4, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have developed a computational framework to generate evidence-based optimal cancer treatment decisions informed by a patient’s genomic biomarkers. The findings, which may aid in the development of precision cancer treatments, are published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Study finds more physical activity, less TV equals more years cancer-free

October 28, 2020
Increasing physical activity and watching less TV may help people live more years cancer-free. Dr. Carmen Cuthbertson, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, shared these findings in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

Groundbreaking study reveals genetic markers for Type 2 diabetes in East Asians

July 6, 2020
A recent study — the largest of its kind in any non-European population — demonstrates that while different populations of people share similar genetic predispositions for Type 2 diabetes, they also have some genetic variations that can alter their susceptibility to developing the disease.

Gillings researchers identify potential strategy for rapid scale-up of COVID-19 testing

June 29, 2020
Researchers at the Gillings School have identified a possible testing model for SARS-CoV-2 that could rapidly and efficiently screen 2 to 20 times as many people as an individual molecular-based test could.

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.

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