Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: UNC Cure Center and Cell Microsystems Receive NIH Contract for Single Cell HIV Diagnostic Assay

Newswise imageThe NIH has awarded the UNC HIV Cure Center and Cell Microsystems a Small Business Innovation and Research contract to develop an automated platform to quantify the latent HIV reservoir, a key step in finding a cure for the virus.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Newly Published Results Show Investigational Treatment Brexanolone Consistently Reduced Depressive Symptoms Across Three Postpartum Depression Trials, Supporting Submission for FDA Approval

Newswise imageUNC researchers say the results from the multi-site phase 2 and 3 trials of brexanolone injection are not only promising, but could change the way postpartum depression is treated.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: How Did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-Resistant Superbug?

Newswise imageUNC School of Medicine researchers have identified mutations to the bacterium Neisseria gonnorrhoeae that enable resistance to ceftriaxone that could lead to the global spread of ceftriaxone-resistant “superbug” strains.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Gene Therapy Researchers Find a Viral Barcode to Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier

Newswise imageUNC School of Medicine researchers discovered a structure on viruses that makes them better at crossing from the bloodstream into the brain – a key factor for administering gene therapies at lower doses for treating brain and spinal disorders. Experiments also showed decreased liver toxicity.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life

Newswise imageCF researchers have now shown that the lungs’ bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. This research offers a way to predict the onset of lung disease and suggests a larger role for preventive therapies, such as hypertonic saline.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Immunotherapy Strategy Could Be Beneficial for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Preliminary Data Show

Newswise imageResearchers present their preliminary results from the ongoing phase II trial of chemotherapy and pembrolizumab in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Using Software, Researchers Predict Tumor Markers That Could Be Immune Targets

Newswise imageResearchers report at the 59th Annual American Society for Hematology Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 9, that they were able to validate their approach for predicting markers – called minor histocompatibility antigens – in a group of patients with blood cancers.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Newswise imageUNC and NC State researchers have developed artificial beta cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise. This work was done in lab experiments but could lead to a much more patient-friendly treatment than injections.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Sexual Function Concerns Not Always Reflected in Prostate Cancer Treatment Choices

Newswise imageA study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that preference for preserving sexual function was not strongly reflected in the treatment choices of men with low-risk prostate cancer.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: When the Brain’s Wiring Breaks

Newswise imageDuring head injury, a common problem is damage to axons – long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons. After a strong jolt to the head, axons can break or swiftly degenerate. UNC’s Anne Taylor and colleagues have revealed new molecular details of this and a path toward repairing axons.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Delays for Melanoma Surgeries Linked to Insurance Type

Newswise imageResearchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Blood Test for HPV May Help Predict Risk in Cancer Patients

Newswise imagePreliminary findings presented at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses.

Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Provides $1.7 million grant to UNC School of Medicine to fund program streamlining Afib care & education for underserved populations

Newswise imageUNC School of Medicine cardiologist Anil Gehi, MD, will use a $1.7 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to further innovate a care model, launched in 2015, that reduced hospitalizations for patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) presenting in the emergency room by more than 30 percentage points in its first year.