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Temporary visitor restrictions begin Monday, December 22

Due to an increase in confirmed cases of flu this month, children less than 12 years of age will be not be allowed to visit patients in our Children’s and Cancer Hospitals, beginning on Monday, December 22.

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UNC Project-China uses crowdsourcing to promote HIV Testing

UNC’s Project China partnered with Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH) Global on a successful project that used crowdsourcing to promote awareness of the importance of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker

Margolis collaboration featured in The New Yorker

UNC School of Medicine researcher David Margolis, MD, was one of the first researchers to resist the common view that HIV is an incurable infection

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Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

William A. Fischer II and David Wohl are taking part in a clinical trial at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, in which plasma from survivors of Ebola virus disease is given to patients who are battling the disease.

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Inside Job

Inside Job

As UNC Hospitals' lead hospitalist, Dr. Allen Liles combines clinical skills with systems and process understanding to provide inpatients more seamless care and to improve quality.

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Platforms for Proteins

Platforms for Proteins

Graduate student Orrin Stone is creating molecular tools to pinpoint how and when cellular pathways trigger cell movement – or, in cancer, metastasis.

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Family receives ultimate gift this holiday season

Family receives ultimate gift this holiday season

On December 2, people across the nation celebrated Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to service and giving back. That morning, Justin Borgemeister received the ultimate gift, a kidney transplant from his younger brother.

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Oberlander’s NEJM commentary: Supreme Court holds power to undo Affordable Care Act

Oberlander’s NEJM commentary: Supreme Court holds power to undo Affordable Care Act

UNC's Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, writes in a “Perspective” commentary published in The New England Journal of Medicine that the Affordable Care Act faces another round in the high court.

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Information for the People

Information for the People

Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCi, the 2014 James Woods Junior Faculty Award winner, sees a future where technology and data analytics will drastically improve health care outcomes for patients everywhere. And at UNC, we’re getting a glimpse at the future right now.

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The Art of War

The Art of War

For much of his life, pediatric surgeon Tim Weiner had never considered serving in the military. That changed when he turned 50 and realized that his skills as a surgeon could help injured soldiers and civilians overseas.

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Sherman’s Boys: How Grown Men Honor the Youth League Coach Who Imparted Lasting Life Lessons

Sherman’s Boys: How Grown Men Honor the Youth League Coach Who Imparted Lasting Life Lessons

A Chatham County native who coached thousands of Chapel Hill youngsters is honored by former players who, as adults, routinely cook dinner at the hospital hospitality house where he is the beloved night manager.

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UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism

UNC researchers pinpoint chemo effect on brain cells, potential link to autism

The common chemotherapy drug topotecan disrupts a gene integral for neuron communication, though the effects are reversible. The research also homes in on an underlying cause of autism.

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UNC School of Medicine researchers elected AAAS fellows

UNC School of Medicine researchers elected AAAS fellows

The scientists join 65 UNC colleagues as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

To support the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Garret Stuber, PhD, will use a new kind of microscope to further his lab’s investigation of brain circuits related to obesity.

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Lighting up Neurons

Lighting up Neurons

Garret Stuber, PhD, earns a UNC Hettleman prize for his research and promise as a young scientist uncovering the inner workings of the brain.

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Song earns Neuroscience research award

Song earns Neuroscience research award

The Society of Neuroscience recognizes the innovative research of Juan Song, PhD.

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He’s No Dummy

He’s No Dummy

His name is Bruce, he’s 5 years old, and he makes surprise visits to any locations at UNC Hospitals where children are patients.

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High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients

High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients

A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.

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Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center.

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On Auto Attack

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

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