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Study pinpoints new role of molecule in the health of body's back-up blood circulation
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered that the abundance of tiny specialized blood vessels in a healthy individual and their growth or remodeling into “natural bypass vessels” depends on how much of a key signaling molecule -- called nitric oxide -- is present.
Located in News / 2010 / May
Maternal, infant antiretrovirals prevent breast milk HIV transmission
Each year about 200,000 infants worldwide become infected with HIV through breastfeeding, and in the developing world infant formula is both prohibitively expensive and associated with increased infant deaths.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Study explores why blacks with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites
A new study led by UNC researchers that follows newly diagnosed lung cancer patients is one of the first to give reasons why patients don’t go on to get lung surgery and why surgery happens less often in blacks.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk
A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Family House Diaries: All things work together for good
After losing their jobs and life savings, husband and wife Scott and Dottie Boeving of Wingate, N.C. are now fighting for their health. Dottie suffers from a soft-bone disease which makes mobility difficult, and Scott was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma. Despite everything being taken away from them, Scott and Dottie are a model of faith, joy, and hope.
Located in News / 2010 / June
Four specialties at UNC Hospitals ranked among nation’s best
UNC Hospitals has been ranked in four specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 2010-11 Best Hospitals. This is the 18th year in a row that UNC Hospitals has been ranked in multiple specialties.
Located in News / 2010 / July
UNC scientists author editorial on international trials for vasculitis
Ronald J. Falk, MD and Charles Jennette, MD, are international experts in vasculitis and co-authors of the editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Located in News / 2010 / July
Marschall Runge named director of NC TraCS Institute
As principal investigator for UNC's CTSA grant from the NIH, Runge has the financial, human resource and strategic oversight responsibilities for one of the largest CTSAs in the country.
Located in News / 2010 / July
UNC Hospitals qualifies for American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition for heart attack care
The award recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients that effectively improves the survival and care of STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients.
Located in News / 2010 / August
Whooping cough on the rise: Add vaccine to your back-to-school checklist
California declared a whooping cough epidemic this summer when more than 2,700 cases were reported in the state by mid-August and seven infants had died. Prevent an outbreak in North Carolina by immunizing your family before school starts.
Located in News / 2010 / August