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Male Contraceptive Compound Stops Sperm Without Affecting Hormones

In preclinical tests, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oregon Health and Sciences University showed how a new compound can immobilize sperm temporarily without side effects.

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Strahl earns MIRA award from NIH

Strahl earns MIRA award from NIH

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Brian Strahl, PhD, $1.9 million over five years to continue investigating the detailed mechanisms of gene expression and chromatin, which are crucial to various diseases, especially cancers.

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Berg quoted in NY Times, WRAL Tech Wire on genetic screening

Berg quoted in NY Times, WRAL Tech Wire on genetic screening

As genetic testing increases in popularity, experts such as Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, question the usefulness of screening disease risks for the general public until further research establishes best practices.

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“White Coats Black Doctors” builds legacy, plans for the future

“White Coats Black Doctors” builds legacy, plans for the future

On April 9, Celeste Brown, one of the co-founders of the White Coats Black Doctors Foundation (WCBD) was honored with a Public Service Award from the University of North Carolina. On April 13, White Coats Black Doctors awarded the first WCBD Excellence Scholarship to UNC medical student Ashley King.

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After the Storms

After the Storms

It’s been six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Jennifer Sutherland Kelly, PharmD, a pharmacist in the emergency department at UNC Hospitals, arrived on the island shortly after the storm as part of a disaster medical assistance team – providing medical care and infrastructure assistance to those affected.

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UNC helicopter now based at Nash UNC Health Care

UNC helicopter now based at Nash UNC Health Care

This air ambulance is used for critically ill and trauma-related emergency flights.

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How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?

How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?

The lab of UNC Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, reveals first-ever repair map of an entire multicellular organism to illuminate some interesting inner workings of the plant kingdom’s DNA highly efficient repair system.

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Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.

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UNC Health Care achieves highest rank possible in three health IT categories

UNC Health Care achieves highest rank possible in three health IT categories

UNC Health Care’s Stage 7 designations for hospitals, outpatient practices, and advanced analytics confirm its position as a national leader in health information technology.

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UNC Aortic Team First in the Nation to Complete Endovascular Total Arch Aneurysm Repair

UNC Aortic Team First in the Nation to Complete Endovascular Total Arch Aneurysm Repair

Mark Farber, MD, and Thomas Caranasos, MD, successfully completed an endovascular total arch aneurysm repair, marking the first time this aortic procedure has been performed in the United States. They join a small number of surgeons around the world to perform this procedure.

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Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

As a member of Susan G. Komen's Scientific Advisory Board, UNC Lineberger's Lisa A. Carey, MD, will be responsible for helping guide Komen’s $956-million research program – second only to the U.S. government in funding of breast cancer research.

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Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

Compared to physicians who didn’t receive any payments, those who received payments for meals and lodging from a drug manufacturer had higher odds of prescribing that company’s particular drug for certain cancers, reported Aaron Mitchell, MD, and colleagues in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Celebrating Carolina Care Excellence

Celebrating Carolina Care Excellence

As the celebration of Doctor’s Day continues, please join UNC Medical Center in congratulating 173 providers who will receive the 2018 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence.

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Dayton, Kibbe, Sims inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Dayton, Kibbe, Sims inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Paul Dayton, PhD, Melina Kibbe, MD, and Christopher Sims, MD, into its College of Fellows.

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Kibbe featured as part of WRAL's Celebrating Women Series

Kibbe featured as part of WRAL's Celebrating Women Series

Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, was featured by WRAL TV where she spoke about the chance encounters that shaped her career and her role in leading the national fight against sex bias in drug development.

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Valdar earns MIRA award from NIH for gene mapping

Valdar earns MIRA award from NIH for gene mapping

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Will Valdar, PhD, $2.95 million over five years to investigate the architecture of complex traits using the Collaborative Cross housed at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Evaluating the Accuracy of the Curacao Criteria in Diagnosing HHT in Children

Evaluating the Accuracy of the Curacao Criteria in Diagnosing HHT in Children

A multi-center retrospective chart review provided greater detail about the development and diagnosis of the disorder in childhood and points the way toward a better understanding of screening those at risk.

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 UNC Lineberger researchers help map the cancer genome, generate key insights

UNC Lineberger researchers help map the cancer genome, generate key insights

UNC Lineberger researchers led two major projects to mark the finale of The Cancer Genome Atlas project, which was backed by the National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute.

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ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research

ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research

In partnership with UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, the American Society of Hematology is supporting two expert review panels that will analyze the clinical significance of variants and mutations understood to be associated with myeloid malignancies and platelet disorders with the goal of aiding in their interpretation on diagnostic genetic tests.

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Companionship and Dignity: No One Dies Alone

Companionship and Dignity: No One Dies Alone

The volunteers of No One Dies Alone provide companionship to patients just days before their final breath. A recent expansion of the program – called Compassionate Companions – means that anyone who would like company for a few hours can request it.

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