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Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections.

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Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer

Charles M. Perou, PhD: From studying one gene, to studying thousands in breast cancer

Before he set out to understand how tens of thousands of genes are behaving in breast cancer, Charles M. Perou, PhD, was hunting just one gene.

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Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity

Twelve UNC Hospitals residency programs ranked in top 30 by Doximity

Three UNC Hospitals residency programs are in the top ten -- family medicine and medicine/pediatrics are both ranked 2nd in the nation, and obstetrics & gynecology is ranked 3rd.

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Physician Office Building to be named for Dean Jeffrey Houpt, MD

Physician Office Building to be named for Dean Jeffrey Houpt, MD

The UNC Physician Office Building, located adjacent to the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, will be renamed the Houpt Building in honor of Jeffrey L. Houpt, MD. Houpt served as Dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice chancellor of medical affairs at UNC from 1996 until 2004. In 1998, when the UNC Health Care system was created by the North Carolina General Assembly, Houpt was appointed CEO.

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UNC Center for Aging and Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Integrate Geriatrics throughout NC Primary Care Practices

UNC Center for Aging and Health Receives $3.75 Million Grant to Integrate Geriatrics throughout NC Primary Care Practices

The five-year grant funds the Carolina Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program to address health care gaps impacting seniors, with a special focus on the state’s rural and underserved areas.

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Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.

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UNC collaborates with NC Department of Public Safety, Durham County Sheriff’s Office on opioid addiction treatment

UNC collaborates with NC Department of Public Safety, Durham County Sheriff’s Office on opioid addiction treatment

Two new projects are part of a NIH-funded network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, is a co-principal investigator for one study and site-PI for the other.

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First Patient Receives Surgery in UNC-Led International Pivotal Trial for Repair of Thoracoabdominal and Pararenal Aortic Aneurysms

First Patient Receives Surgery in UNC-Led International Pivotal Trial for Repair of Thoracoabdominal and Pararenal Aortic Aneurysms

Mark Farber, MD, chief of vascular surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, is the national principal investigator for the study and performed the trial’s first implant of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Thoracoabdominal Branch Endoprosthesis, an investigational device, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.

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Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Researchers unveil experimental compound to block therapeutic target in blood cancer

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a hyperactive cell signal that contributes to tumor growth in an aggressive blood cancer.

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New International Study Will Explore Accessibility of Talk Therapy Treatment for New Mothers

New International Study Will Explore Accessibility of Talk Therapy Treatment for New Mothers

The departments of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating on a large-scale, $13.2 million PCORI-funded perinatal psychiatry trial that will also bring together researchers at University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago.

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UNC School of Medicine surpasses $500M in Research Funding

UNC School of Medicine surpasses $500M in Research Funding

The UNC School of Medicine has surpassed $500 million in research funding, marking a major milestone for the School’s expanding research enterprise.

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HIV-infected cells persist in cerebrospinal fluid, linked to poorer neurocognitive performance

HIV-infected cells persist in cerebrospinal fluid, linked to poorer neurocognitive performance

A new study finds that nearly half of cells sampled from the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV patients had viral DNA, even though the patients had been on antiretroviral treatment for several years. The late Kevin R. Robertson, PhD, was co-lead author, and Joseph J. Eron, MD, is a co-author.

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Researchers identify anorexia nervosa genetic variants, redefine disorder as metabolic and psychiatric

Researchers identify anorexia nervosa genetic variants, redefine disorder as metabolic and psychiatric

The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC’s Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, and Gerome Breen, PhD, of King’s College London suggests that the origins of the eating disorder include a combination of metabolic and psychiatric components.

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Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

Cruz Earns Three Awards to Support Mental Health Work in India

The largest philanthropic organization in India will scale up an innovative mental health training program created by Christina Cruz, MD, EdM, to help children with mental health issues.

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NC, SC Join Forces to Combat HIV Epidemic

NC, SC Join Forces to Combat HIV Epidemic

The “Carolinas United to End HIV (CUE-HIV)” partnership aims to decrease the number of HIV infections by 90 percent in ten years.

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Scientists Invent Fast Method for ‘Directed Evolution’ of Molecules

Scientists Invent Fast Method for ‘Directed Evolution’ of Molecules

The technique, dubbed VEGAS and created in the lab of Bryan L. Roth, works in mammalian cells and can yield useful new molecules within days, providing scientists with a powerful new research tool and a potential route to better therapeutics for various diseases.

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North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the July 4th Holiday

North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the July 4th Holiday

There are many ways to celebrate Independence Day. The physicians and staff at UNC’s Burn Center hope you do them all safely.

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Studying Premature Babies to Understand Environmental Impacts on Children’s Health

Studying Premature Babies to Understand Environmental Impacts on Children’s Health

UNC School of Medicine researchers are 15 years into a long-term study to learn how to optimize the health of children born at less than 28 weeks gestation, including identifying factors that help them succeed in school and develop social and communication skills.

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