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UNC cardiologist named 2012 Judah Folkman Award recipient
Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, division chief of cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2012 North America Vascular Biology Association Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology.
Located in News / 2011 / October
UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network
Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, will co-direct Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) projects.
Located in News / 2011 / October
The case of the missing monocyte
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists investigate a gene that appears to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. The research could inform future treatment approaches.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?
If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S reduces the risk of malaria by half in African children aged 5 to 17 months
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill enrolled 1,600 children at the study site in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Located in News / 2011 / October
More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large joints
African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.
Located in News / 2011 / October
UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant
News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Elderly emergency patients less likely to receive pain medication than middle-aged patients
A study by UNC researchers finds that people 75 years old or older are less likely to receive any pain medication in hospital emergency departments than people between 35 and 54 years old.
Located in News / 2011 / November
Avoiding nasty germs and flaming turkeys on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a time of great joy, but you should use caution in preparing the holiday meal. UNC’s experts offer preparation, cooking and nutrition tips to help you avoid common health and safety hazards.
Located in News / 2011 / November
Study: Mycophenolate is superior to azathioprine as treatment for lupus nephritis
An international study finds that the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil is superior to azathioprine, an older immunosuppressant, as a maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis. Dr. Mary Anne Dooley of UNC is first author of the study.
Located in News / 2011 / November