At-home antibody tests can alert people if they need another COVID-19 vaccine

July 11, 2024
This question is timely because, while more than 95% people in the United States had COVID-19 antibodies from either infection or vaccination by the end of 2022, immunity wanes over time — especially against new variants like Omicron.

Multi-institutional study to investigate thyroid cancer cases in NC

June 10, 2024
Motivated by concerns about thyroid cancer in several communities in Iredell County, UNC researchers, led by Dr. Andrew Olshan, have launched a multi-institutional study to investigate thyoird cancer incidence in N.C.

Oral nucleoside antiviral is progressing toward future pandemic preparedness

May 23, 2024
An orally administered investigational antiviral — obeldesivir — is broadly effective against coronaviruses.

Should your exercise goals be in minutes or steps? Study suggests they are equally beneficial

May 22, 2024
Researchers, including Dr. Kelly Evenson from the Gillings School, have found that both step and time-based exercise targets are equivalently associated with improved health outcomes, extended lifespan and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Genetic discoveries in mice shed light on vulnerability to Ebola virus disease

May 10, 2024
The Gillings School-led research team is hopeful that these new results in mice will be valuable in the quest to find effective treatment and prevention strategies for Ebola virus infection in humans.

New research highlights inequities in treatment of postpartum depressive symptoms

April 1, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School and Columbia University have uncovered significant underdiagnosis and undertreatment of postpartum depressive symptoms, as well as stark racial and ethnic inequities in treatment for those with postpartum depressive symptoms.

Radon-associated cardiovascular risks highlight need for household testing

January 31, 2024
Researchers at the Gillings School have published two studies that highlight emerging associations between home radon concentrations, a common blood abnormality in older women and risk of stroke.

Continuing to learn about coronaviruses

January 26, 2024
There is still much to learn about viruses in the coronavirus family. The lab of Dr. Ralph Baric remains among the world’s leaders in coronavirus research, exploring questions like “Where did COVID-19 originate?” and developing treatments for future coronaviruses. 

Can expanding SNAP policies help reduce substance misuse in the US?

January 25, 2024
A recent study from Gillings School researchers shows that state adoption of policies to expand SNAP eligibility could potentially help reduce substance use disorders and overall substance misuse in the U.S.

Formerly incarcerated people have twice the risk of death by suicide, study finds

January 24, 2024
A recent study is the first since 2007 to evaluate the suicide risk of North Carolinians who have been incarcerated compared to those who have not.

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