University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

(Medical Xpress)—Certain people with a history of systemic allergic reactions to insect stings are likely to benefit from immunotherapy to prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis and should, at the very least, ...

Apr 11, 2014
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The genetics of drug tolerance

(Medical Xpress)—Put yourself in the shoes of a psychiatrist. You just diagnosed a person with schizophrenia, and you can prescribe any number of antipsychotic drugs, all of which can cause serious side ...

Feb 12, 2014
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New gene therapy targets hemophilia

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin found that a new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Roles of T cells in disease cures and causes

T cells aren't as simple as you might think. Some attack infections and keep us healthy. Others allow tumors to grow. Understanding how these cells – the soldiers of our immune systems – develop and function ...

Dec 06, 2013
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Researchers identify cellular distress signal

Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that a well-known associate of G protein-coupled receptors—a common target of FDA-approved drugs—may play a critical role in mounting ...

Aug 16, 2013
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