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
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.
December 11, 2018
Dr. Hazel Nichols co-led a large, international study which found that younger women who recently have delivered a child may have a higher risk of breast cancer than do their peers of the same age who have not delivered children.
December 7, 2018
New research suggests that the genetic origins of certain preclinical markers of atherosclerosis, such as accumulation of plaque, may play a role in which clinical outcomes individuals may experience as a result of the disease.
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.
November 10, 2018
A new study led by Andrea Des Marais and Dr. Jennifer Smith finds that mailing self-collection kits to test for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has potential to boost cervical cancer screening – especially for low-income women who are overdue for testing. Photo by Kenny Luo.
November 5, 2018
Mothers of and health care providers for adolescent girls in Argentina, Malaysia, South Africa, South Korea and Spain prefer the two-dose, rather than three-dose, HPV vaccination schedule, according to research by epidemiology doctoral student Jessica Islam and others. The study brings hope that decreasing costs and doctor visits will lead to improved vaccination coverage and lower rates of HPV-associated cancers. Photo by Pan American Health Organization.
October 21, 2018
An interdisciplinary team led by researchers at the Gillings School explored the critical issue of campus sexual assault in their article, "Starting the Conversation: Are Campus Sexual Assault Policies Related to the Prevalence of Campus Sexual Assault?" The work will be included in a special November issue of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Photo by Angel Leon.
October 11, 2018
Dr. Til Stürmer has co-authored a study showing that the use of medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the rise in both adults and children worldwide, though at varying rates. The study, which analyzed the electronic patient records of more than 154 million people from 14 countries, was published in The Lancet Psychiatry. is a co-author on the paper. The study between 2001 and 2015 and provides