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The Two-Photon Future

The Two-Photon Future

For the Obama BRAIN Initiative, UNC neuroscientist Spencer Smith, PhD, creates a new kind of microscope to study the brain like never before.

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The Ras Tracker

The Ras Tracker

For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.

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Building up Medical Education in Baghdad

Building up Medical Education in Baghdad

A new collaboration between the UNC School of Medicine and the University of Baghdad aims to build a better medical education system throughout Iraq.

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UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore the brain

UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore the brain

Spencer Smith, PhD, received one of 36 NSF grants to create better technologies to advance our knowledge of how the brain works in normal circumstances and in disease states.

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Join our #T1Dchat on Twitter – Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET!

Join our #T1Dchat on Twitter – Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET!

Participating in the chat will be two diabetes experts and co-authors of a new American Diabetes Association position statement on the care of people with type 1 diabetes.

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MUSC and UNC-Chapel Hill join forces to test a diabetes outreach program

MUSC and UNC-Chapel Hill join forces to test a diabetes outreach program

The Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Study will utilize cutting-edge iPad technology to explore the impact and feasibility of different diabetes interventions for patients transitioning from the hospital to home.

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War Vet Receives His Hearing Back

War Vet Receives His Hearing Back

Dr. Oliver Adunka, an ENT surgeon at UNC Health Care, was able to get Dac Carpenter into a clinical trial that installed a sound bridge in one ear. That allows Dac to hear just like he did before he was injured.

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Many older emergency department patients are malnourished

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished

More than half of patients 65 and older were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, study finds.

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 Largest cancer genetic analysis reveals new way of classifying cancer

Largest cancer genetic analysis reveals new way of classifying cancer

The work, led by researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-Chapel Hill and other TCGA sites, revamps traditional ideas of how cancers are diagnosed and treated and could also have a profound impact on the future landscape of drug development.

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New study explores physician attitudes about use of e-cigarettes

New study explores physician attitudes about use of e-cigarettes

This study is believed to be the first to measure attitudes toward e-cigarettes among physicians treating adult smokers.

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Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insight to Physician Shortage Debate

Interactive Workforce Model Will Bring Invaluable New Data and Insight to Physician Shortage Debate

New Online Model Offers Timely, Customizable Projections of How Physician Supply Will Match Future Use of Healthcare Services at Local, State and National Levels

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UNC researchers pinpoint protein hub necessary for proper brain development

UNC researchers pinpoint protein hub necessary for proper brain development

The finding, detailed in the new journal eLife, shows how the protein GSK-3 is essential for neuronal migration and could be a key player in neurodevelopmental disorders.

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UNC researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years

UNC researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered a mechanism that facilitates the virus achieving this life-long persistence. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States.

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UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies

UNC researchers find unsuspected characteristics of new CF drugs, offering potential paths to more effective therapies

The study, led by Martina Gentzsch, PhD, provides evidence that could help drug developers improve compounds aimed at correcting CFTR proteins in cystic fibrosis patients.

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Kena Sawyers: New Lungs, New Life, Part II

Kena Sawyers: New Lungs, New Life, Part II

A Rockingham County woman gets a second double-lung transplant on her 51st birthday, allowing her to breathe without the use of an oxygen tank for the first time in 20 years.

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UNC investigators receive $3.7 million grant for study of health outcomes after sexual assault

UNC investigators receive $3.7 million grant for study of health outcomes after sexual assault

This study is the first ever prospective longitudinal study of health outcomes after sexual assault. It will evaluate genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors influencing adverse outcomes after sexual assault including chronic pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.

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