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Can scientists predict which cancer markers are likely to trigger an immune response?

Can scientists predict which cancer markers are likely to trigger an immune response?

In a new study, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Benjamin Vincent, MD, report the discovery of a method for predicting whether abnormal proteins produced by cancer cells could trigger an immune response.

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Researcher recognized for perseverance that led to study, plans for trials in pancreatic cancer

Researcher recognized for perseverance that led to study, plans for trials in pancreatic cancer

Kirsten Bryant, PhD, Ariel Pani, PhD, and John Pryor, PhD, are this year's recipients of the Joseph S. Pagano Award, which recognizes outstanding work by postdoctoral research associates at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Researchers report favorable survival, fewer side effects after reduced therapy for HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Researchers report favorable survival, fewer side effects after reduced therapy for HPV-linked head and neck cancer

UNC Lineberger’s Bhishamjit Chera, MD, associate professor of radiation oncology, found that reducing the intensity of radiation treatment for patients with human papillomavirus-associated head and neck cancer produced a promising survival rate with fewer side effects.

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Exercising While Restricting Calories Could be Bad for Bone Health

Exercising While Restricting Calories Could be Bad for Bone Health

UNC School of Medicine’s Maya Styner, MD, led research showing that the combination of cutting calories and exercising can make bones smaller and more fragile in animals, whereas exercise on a full-calorie diet has a positive impact on bone health.

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Brewer, Lazard lead publication in Tobacco Control

Brewer, Lazard lead publication in Tobacco Control

UNC Lineberger’s Noel Brewer, PhD, and Allison Lazard, PhD, led a study titled, “Communicating about chemicals in cigarette smoke: impact on knowledge and misunderstanding.”

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Researchers Pinpoint Animal Model Proteins Important in Study of Human Disease

Researchers Pinpoint Animal Model Proteins Important in Study of Human Disease

Frank Conlon, PhD, co-led a study showing which proteins and pathways are conserved in four major animal models and humans, providing insights into which models are best for specific research of human disease.

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Fraher Receives the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership

Fraher Receives the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine presented Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, with the Award for Excellence in Health Policy Leadership at the NCIOM 2019 Annual Meeting.

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UNC Urgent Care 24/7 Provides Free Medical Care for Hurricane Dorian Victims

UNC Urgent Care 24/7 Provides Free Medical Care for Hurricane Dorian Victims

Patients affected by Hurricane Dorian in North Carolina can access medical care around-the-clock via UNC Urgent Care 24/7.

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Vaping may harm fertility in young women

Vaping may harm fertility in young women

Led by Kathleen Caron, PhD, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that e-cigarette use during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in animal models.

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New Peanut Allergy Treatment Passes Phase 2 Trial, Shows Effectiveness and Safety

New Peanut Allergy Treatment Passes Phase 2 Trial, Shows Effectiveness and Safety

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Edwin Kim, MD, show that tiny under-the-tongue doses of peanut protein can offer safe and substantial protection against peanut allergy.

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UNC to Host Annual National Centers for AIDS Research Meeting

The UNC Center for AIDS Research will host the National Centers for AIDS Research meeting November 5-8, including the scientific symposium at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

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A Tribute to Kevin Robertson

A Tribute to Kevin Robertson

Professor emeritus Colin Hall wrote this remembrance of his dear friend and neurology colleague Kevin Robertson, who passed away earlier this year.

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Sidney Smith awarded WHF Lifetime Achievement Award

Sidney Smith awarded WHF Lifetime Achievement Award

The award was presented August 31 at the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris.

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Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

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Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

Researchers find combined therapy for RA may help speed remission

RTI and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, including Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Beth Jonas, MD, analyzed results from 22 studies to support combination therapy as a way improve outcomes for some rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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Lorelei rings the bell

Lorelei rings the bell

Seven-year-old Lorelei Partin completed her treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is ready to be a regular kid again.

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Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease

Scientists Show How Vaping Induces Reactions in Lungs that Can Lead to Disease

In a new UNC School of Medicine study led by Rob Tarran, PhD, biomedical researchers show how high levels of protease enzymes in the lungs of e-cigarette users suggest they are at increased risk of developing emphysema.

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