The Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, created by Chirag S. Desai, MD, helps patients by eliminating severe pain and reducing or ending the use of narcotics, while preventing brittle diabetes.
WRAL interviews Dr. Jason Katz of UNC Medical Center and Dr. Adam Peterik and Dr. Alan Kypson of UNC REX Healthcare about collaboration efforts for cardiogenic shock patients. A portable ECMO tool was able to 'pause' the effects of cardiac arrest.
The lab of Zhen Gu, PhD, in the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering department developed a biodegradable hydrogel scaffold system to release chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs at the tumor site.
UNC surgeon-scientist Dr. Melina Kibbe is featured by WRAL TV. In this "Celebrating Women" segment, Dr. Kibbe discusses her career path as well as the journey that brought her into the spotlight as the leader of a national fight against sex bias in drug development.
For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar analyzed whole-genome DNA repair in an animal over 24 hours to find which genes were repaired, where exactly, and when, laying the groundwork for a more precise use of anti-cancer drugs.