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Mobile gaming app enhances HIV care

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University improve HIV care by gamifying it. Study shows users of mobile gaming app achieved viral suppression and better medication adherence.
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UNC Charlotte researchers analyzed the host origins of SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses

To clarify the origins of coronavirus' infections in humans, researchers from the Bioinformatics Research Center (BRC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) performed the most comprehensive evolutionary analyses of these viruses to date. The UNC Charlotte team analyzed over 2,000 genomes of diverse coronaviruses that infect humans or other animals.
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Review outlines approaches to deliver radiation to tumors while sparing healthy tissue

A comprehensive review by University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues highlights the optimal ways that focused, high-dose radiation can be delivered to various types of tumors while sparing normal tissue and mitigating long-term side effects. The review was reported as a special issue in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
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Evidence review examines both benefits and harms for lung cancer screening

A comprehensive review by University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues of hundreds of publications, incorporating more than two dozen articles on prevention screening for lung cancer with low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT), shows there are both benefits and harms from screening. The review is published in JAMA on March 9, 2021.
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Depression and anxiety among first-year college students worsen during pandemic

A dramatic rise in depression and anxiety among first-year college students was associated with social isolation and remote learning, according to survey data published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Daily emails about chemicals in tobacco lead some smokers to consider quitting

The FDA requires tobacco manufacturers and importers to report the levels of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals found in their tobacco products and tobacco smoke. Little research has demonstrated if such information influenced people's decisions to quit smoking. A University of North Carolina study has found that smokers who saw messages about tobacco chemicals with associated health risks, together with graphic health images and information promoting quitting, expressed greater desire to...
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Very few kids are getting COVID-19 after going back to primary school, research shows - but masks are key

Kindergarten students raise their hands at Lupine Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, California, on November 9, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Kids attending school in person have, for the most part, avoided the coronavirus — as long as masking and social distancing are required. Schools in Norway and Sweden have seen few coronavirus cases — even without mask requirements — when community transmission rates are low. The studies suggest that schools can reopen safely if they...
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Positive messaging plays a key role in increasing COVID-19 mask compliance

Among his first acts, President Joe Biden is asking Americans to wear a mask to help curb coronavirus. Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests positive messages of unity and togetherness are critical to the effort, and work better than messages of fear or instructiveness.
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Combined approach could boost breast cancer immunotherapy, study suggests

Activating an immune signaling pathway best known for fighting viral and bacterial infections can boost the ability of genetically engineered T cells to eradicate breast cancer in mice, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina. The study, to be published December 31 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), suggests that CAR T cells, which are already used to treat certain blood cancers in humans, may also be successful against solid tumors if combined wit...
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Can white dwarfs help solve the cosmological lithium problem?

For the first time, lithium has been identified and measured in the atmosphere of a white dwarf. The finding, reported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides clues for what's become of the lithium expected from the Big Bang.
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Rap music increasingly mixes in mental health metaphors

The proportion of rap songs that referenced depression, suicide and mental health struggles more than doubled between 1998 and 2018, according to a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in JAMA Pediatrics. Through their lyrics, rap artists may shape conversations about mental health for their young listeners who are at an increased risk of experiencing mental health issues.
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Scientists are aiming to launch a nationwide trial 'as soon as possible' to find out if the top coronavirus vaccines can stop the virus from spreading

A 16-year-old participates in Pfizer's clinical trial to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Massive studies have shown that two leading coronavirus vaccines are highly effective at preventing people from getting sick with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Top researchers are already pitching plans for additional studies, Business Insider has learned. This research aims to answer a critical question: can these experimental shots also pr...
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Antibody cocktails at low doses could be more effective at treating COVID-19

Pairs of antibodies may be more effective than single antibodies at preventing and treating COVID-19, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Rockefeller University in New York. The study, published November 19, 2020 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), also suggests that in addition to blocking SARS-CoV-2's entry into cells, the antibodies may combat the virus by enlisting various types of white blood cells to fight the infect...
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New research on imposter stars may improve astronomical data

Quick flashes of light reflecting from satellites and debris in Earth's orbit are extremely common, according to new findings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that may improve the accuracy of astronomical data. For the first time, astronomers report the flashes, which are often mistaken for stars, occur more than 1,000 times an hour across the sky.
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Swine coronavirus replicates in human cells

A strain of coronavirus that has devastated the pork industry has the potential to infect humans as well, according to new research from the Baric lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.
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Fauci says the White House had a superspreader event: 'The data speak for themselves'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Washington, DC, on September 23. Alex Edelman / AFP via Getty Images Someone infected with the coronavirus is thought to infect about two other people on average, but sometimes a person passes the virus to far more people in a "superspreader event." Dr. Anthony Fauci on Friday said the Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House's Rose Garden on September 26...
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New research explores how super flares affect planets' habitability

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help astrobiologists understand how much radiation planets experience during super flares and whether life could exist on worlds beyond our solar system.
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A 'super healthy' 19-year-old college student has died from coronavirus complications

Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. William Campbell/Getty Images Chad Dorrill, a 19-year-old "super healthy" college student at Appalachian State University, died from COVID-19 complications Monday.  Dorrill returned home after feeling ill, and was cleared by his doctor to return to campus after recovering, only to get sick again.  He's the first reported death in the University of North Carolina school system, which has expe...
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BrainHealth's SMART methodology helps patients make more informed treatment decisions

Researchers at Center for BrainHealth® collaborated with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine whether the SMART program affects people's abilities to make informed decisions about their medical treatment options. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are often reluctant to take antirheumatic drugs because of perceptions about the drugs' risks and benefits. The findings point to an approach that helps these patients, and other people, make more informed decisions ...
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Fauci tells colleges: Don't send students home during campus outbreaks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at National Institutes of Health, looks on before the start of a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the COVID-19, coronavirus outbreak, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The worst thing colleges can do during coronavirus outbreaks is send students ho...
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6 coronavirus precautions that probably aren't worth your time, according to experts

A worker re-stocks apples at a grocery store in Falls Church, Virginia. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Some coronavirus precautions, like waiting for days before touching your mail or wearing gloves at the store, aren't necessary. Social distancing and mask wearing do help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, however. Here are six precautions most people probably don't need to take, according to experts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The best ways to reduce your risk of gett...
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The US colleges and universities with the most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

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Why you shouldn't stress about getting the coronavirus from a stay in an Airbnb

A Rhode Island Airbnb. Airbnb Experts say the risk of catching COVID-19 during an Airbnb stay is low if the space properly cleaned.Viral particles can survive for a time on high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, remote controls, and cloth fabric, but the coronavirus does not spread easily from surfaces.Some Airbnb rentals may be safer than a hotel, since guests don't share areas like lobbies or concierge counters.Airbnb has banned parties at all Airbnb listings worldwide. Visit Business Inside...
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Mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 model provides new tool for COVID-19 discoveries

A new mouse model is laying the groundwork for antivirals, vaccines and antibodies in the fight against COVID-19. In some cases, the model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the first to show these medical countermeasures work in a living organism.
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Obesity linked with higher risk for COVID-19 complications

From COVID-19 risk to recovery, the odds are stacked against those with obesity, and a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health raises concerns about the impact of obesity on the effectiveness of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
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NIH-Moderna investigational COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse studies

The investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 protected mice from infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to research published today in Nature. Scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the biotechnology company Moderna, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, along with collaborators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and the University of Texas at Austin con...
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How to have a better day during the pandemic

Many think they're doing good by texting with others to stay connected while physically distancing during the pandemic, but a national survey by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows more meaningful connections happen when people can hear or see the person they're interacting with. Passively scrolling through social media was associated with more negative feelings, the survey shows.
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Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona, hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst. Texas has more hospitalized COVID-19 patients than at any time before. And the governor of North Carolina said recent jumps caused him to rethink ...
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Breast cancer treatment costs highest among young women with metastic cancer

In a fight for their lives, young women, age 18-44, spend double the amount of older women to survive metastatic breast cancer, according to a large statewide study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Breast cancer treatment costs highest among young women with metastatic cancer

In a fight for their lives, young women, age 18-44, spend double the amount of older women to survive metastatic breast cancer, according to a large statewide study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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