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Dr. Kenneth Brinkhous, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research pathologist, has conducted research over the last five decades into the causes of and treatments for hemophilia.
Professors of pathology and laboratory medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and East Carolina University are developing freeze-dried blood platelets. Once rehydrated, the platelets could help army medics to stop internal bleeding.
A UNC research team led by Nobuyo Maeda, associate professor of pathology, genetically altered mice to reach cholesterol levels five times greater than normal. Their new technique creates opportunities to mimic human disease and study modifications in drug and diet in a controlled environment.
Joan Packenham, a graduate researcher in pathology, is running experiments on the blood-clotting agent Von Willebrand Factor, or VWF. She is trying to determine what elements affect the production of VWF, and how it responds to physiological mediators such as estrogen.