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UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases.

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How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good

How a Father’s Illness Ages One for Good

Jordan Sanderson, a 25-year-old Carteret County native and current Nash County resident, shares how her father’s diagnosis and treatment challenged her and aged her in a good way.

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11 UNC Health Care nurses chosen as 'Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina'

The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.

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Payton's Pal

Payton's Pal

Four-year-old Payton is battling a rare blood disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Since her bone marrow transplant last week, she isn’t feeling herself — but she’s not fighting alone. Her best friend and CPAL, Lindsay Cannon, is right beside her.

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Developing the Doctor and the Person

Developing the Doctor and the Person

For years, the UNC School of Medicine curriculum has emphasized humanities perspectives in medical education with the goal of developing not only better, more well-rounded doctors, but also more complete people. Now, a new interdisciplinary master’s curriculum, Literature, Medicine, and Culture, offers medical students (and others) an opportunity to formalize their training in the humanities, and prepares them for a changing health care landscape.

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The Geneticist

The Geneticist

With his selection to the NIH Council of Councils, Terry Magnuson, PhD, becomes the first UNC scientist appointed to the board dedicated to funding the biggest ideas in medical research.

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Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery

Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery

Most collegiate athletes in a new study were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

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Diabetes researchers urge for new screening and management approach

Diabetes researchers urge for new screening and management approach

By treating people earlier, doctors could help diabetes patients avoid the most severe, life-threatening complications that stem from prolonged periods of elevated blood glucose.

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Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

For individuals facing the possibility of a lifetime on antipsychotic medications, this new analysis may help them and their health care providers in making a difficult decision.

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UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism

UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism

By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma exposure

Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma exposure

People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.

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How to increase health care enrollment for N.C.’s immigrants

UNC study underscores the potential of the Affordable Care Act to reach many N.C. immigrants

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UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.

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Celebrating Survival

Celebrating Survival

On Sept. 12, the UNC Hospitals Infectious Diseases Clinic hosted a first-of-its-kind celebration gala to pay tribute to those who have been living with HIV infection for more than 20 years.

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A Special Bond

A Special Bond

Two days after Lennox Pierce was born, he was flown to N.C. Children's Hospital’s Level IV NICU for lifesaving treatment. Two years later, the Pierces reunited with their providers and other NICU families at Sunday’s Newborn Critical Care Center's graduate reunion.

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Roy Williams' game day security blanket

Roy Williams' game day security blanket

In his day job, Darrick Woods is a nurse manager on the emergency services transitions unit at UNC Hospitals. But since 1993, Darrick's off-hours have led him to the Dean Dome, where he serves on the security detail for Carolina men's basketball.

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Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development

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UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug

UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug

Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast cancer cells.

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