Posts tagged “UNC-CH”

July 10

ExitEvent: UNC autism experts' startup frees teachers to help students succeed

With 13 private and public school districts as customers, state education institutions as partners and a new NC IDEA grant, Chapel Hill education software startup EduLync is ready to scale.

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July 5

Kenan Trust awards $1.5M to UNC for rural health program

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, Clinical Associate Professor in the UNC School of Nursing. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

June 30

UNC researchers utilize 'sticky' nanoparticles in new cancer defense strategy

In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Wang, MD, report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using "sticky" nanoparticles.

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June 20

Premium Lock UNC KickStart picks three faculty startups for $89K in funding

Innovation Three faculty-led startups at UNC-Chapel Hill are moving closer to commercialization after receiving more than $89,000 in funding from the university's KickStart Venture Services program.

Updated June 20

Premium Lock UNC-NCSU spinout developing microneedle for diabetes testing raises $5.8M

Whoever might say UNC and NCSU can't work together is quite wrong. Zenomics, a UNC-NCSU spinout, is developing a microneedle transdermal patch technology for diabetes, which is able to sense blood glucose levels and respond with appropriate concentrations of insulin.

Zhen Gu working in Centennial Campus lab Zhen Gu working in Centennial Campus lab

June 19

Premium Lock NFL awards $2.6M to UNC, Wisconsin med school for concussion research

NFL The National Football League is stepping up research efforts to explore rehabilitation for athletes across multiple sports who suffer concussions, and UNC-Chapel Hill will share in a grant provided to fund the latest efforts.

June 13

Premium Lock UNC researchers report 'results .... like nothing I've seen' in postpartum depression treatment

Brain power    A phase 2 clinical study of an investigational medication for treatment of women with sever postpartum depression shows promising results. UNC-CH researchers report in an article published in the medial journal The Lancet.

June 12

Premium Lock Durham startup developing microneedle raises $2.8M

Zenomics is developing a microneedle transdermal patch technology for diabetes, which is able to sense blood glucose levels and respond with appropriate concentrations of insulin.

Zhen Gu working in Centennial Campus lab Zhen Gu working in Centennial Campus lab

June 10

Premium Lock UNC study raises questions about need for finger-stick blood tests in type 2 diabetes treatment

Diabetes   In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin.

June 2

Premium Lock UNC researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

Cancer research  In an effort to starve brain cancer cells and put the brakes on tumor development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers blocked the main pathway that brain tumor cells use to convert sugar into energy. They hoped this would starve tumor cells and slow their growth. To their surprise, however, the strategy actually accelerated growth in laboratory models of medulloblastoma.

May 23

Premium Lock UNC entrepreneurship program gets $18M boost

UNC-CH A family of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni has made an $18 million gift to the school's College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of its nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program, officials said Tuesday.

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Pig model study to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity - a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people.

Stephanie Cone examines MRIs of pig knees. Stephanie Cone examines MRIs of pig knees.

Updated May 9

Premium Lock NCSU, UNC researchers use modified insulin, red blood cells to regulate blood sugar

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive "smart" insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.

Diagram explains NCSU-UNC blood sugar research Diagram explains NCSU-UNC blood sugar research

May 5

Premium Lock Duke, UNC among best-value colleges in country, Forbes says

Forbes  Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are among the best-value colleges in the country, according to a new ranking.

April 28

Premium Lock UNC-CH broadens reach of postpartum depression app to Android

PPD app One year after launching iOS version of PPD ACTT in the U.S. and Australia, UNC School of Medicine launches Android version and Canada launches iOS app to increase participation

Updated April 27

Premium Lock NC Biz Wire, PACES team, Google Fiber advocate land WRAL TechWire Editor's Choice Awards

A UNC-Chapel Hill team of aspiring business journalists led by a veteran reporter and editor, three of the people who are among the major reasons why crowdfunding is now the law in North Carolina, and a pointman for Google Fiber's efforts to bring broadband to underserved communities are the recipients of WRAL TechWire's Editor Choice Awards.

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April 25

Premium Lock UNC-CH, Russian scientists team up to create bio shield against nerve gas, pesticides

Bioterror     A US-Russian collaborative effort leads to a potential treatment could protect against sarin gas and VX before exposure.

April 24

Premium Lock Guest opinion: 'Our cancer centers need Congress to pass robust NIH budget'

Cancer research  The directors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Cancer Institute and Wake Forest Cancer Center have jointly written an open letter to Congress calling for what they call a "robust" National Institutes of Health budget.

April 21

Premium Lock UNC, Duke part of $3.2M project to develop better Zika virus test

Mosquitos that carry Zika Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke are part of a project that has received a $3.2 million federal grant to develop a test for the Zika virus they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.

April 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awards $1.6M in Q3 loans and grants

N.C. Biotech Center's tower The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 14 loans and grants totaling $1.6 million to companies, universities and other bioscience entities in the third quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending March 31.

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