RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


10/7/2018 8:58pm

UNC Lineberger Center receives $1.1 million donation from Susan G. Komen

The Susan G. Komen foundation awarded the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center $1.125 million to continue its groundbreaking breast cancer research. The money will be dispersed among doctors researching different types of breast cancers including HER2-positive tumors, triple negative breast cancer and experiences of those that have had cancer. 

9/6/2018 12:34am

Growing research indicates that medical marijuana may be an option for solving the nation's opioid crisis.

'A softer landing': Cannabis offers potential solution for opioid crisis

The U.S. opioid crisis has activists, doctors and lawmakers grappling for a solution that is affordable, accessible and, above all, effective. That's why a group of researchers and experts from UNC and across the country are considering what may seem like an unlikely treatment: marijuana.  At a time when marijuana is reaching broader swaths of legality, health care providers may start to see cannabis as a legitimate treatment option. However, it's still a drug, and one that doesn't have full clearance by the FDA.  But if it helps saves lives, does marijuana have a place in treating opioid abuse?


4/5/2018 10:12pm

Photo Illustration. Although traditional cigarette use has fallen in the past decade among young people in North Carolina, the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes has presented a new challenge for health officials. 

UNC School of Medicine discovers new evidence regarding the risks of vaping

As e-liquids gained popularity, the world said goodbye to that quintessential smoke smell. The vaping and e-cigarette industries have introduced flavored liquids, ranging from Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy to Frozen Lime Drop. But as a recent series of studies from the UNC School of Medicine suggests, there may be some toxic ingredients masked behind these enticing names.