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Hope for Elijah

Hope for Elijah

3-year-old boy Elijah Smith had 13 surgeries in his first 2 years of life to correct lymphatic malformations. If left untreated these malformations would have caused him serious problems in breathing, eating and speaking.

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Feb. 14 weather update - 12:30 p.m.

All UNC Hospitals and UNC Faculty Physicians clinics are closed on Friday, Feb. 14.

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UNC study reveals potential route to bladder cancer diagnostics, treatments

UNC study reveals potential route to bladder cancer diagnostics, treatments

Researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that bladder cancer subtypes are genetically similar to breast cancer subtypes.

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The Genetics of Drug Side Effects

The Genetics of Drug Side Effects

UNC School of Medicine's William Valdar and James Crowley lead a quest to discover the genetic underpinnings of drug side effects.

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"You shouldn't discount a pain like that."

"You shouldn't discount a pain like that."

A story of heart attack recognition from a UNC Cardiac Rehabilitation patient.

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Johnston Health joins UNC Health Care

Johnston Health joins UNC Health Care

On Feb. 3 Johnston Health announced finalization of their partnership with UNC Health Care.

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Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors

Improved ultrasound imaging provides alternate way to visualize tumors

The new technique, developed by UNC researchers, would be cheaper and could allow doctors to visualize tumors without the use of radiation.

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Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome

Early tumor response from stereotactic radiosurgery predicts outcome

This research could reduce the need to continually monitor patients who respond well to stereotactic radiosurgery.

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Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk

Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk

Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.

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UNC researcher earns American Heart Association award

UNC researcher earns American Heart Association award

Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, will use the $400,000 award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.

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Chronic neck pain common among car crash victims, but most don't sue

Chronic neck pain common among car crash victims, but most don't sue

A UNC-led study finds chronic pain to be common among people involved in car accidents. However, most people in the study who reported persistent neck pain were not engaged in litigation six weeks after their accident.

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N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center

N.C. Children's Hospital Triangle’s first American College of Surgeons-verified Level I pediatric trauma center

UNC Hospitals is home to the Triangle’s only pediatric trauma program recognized by a national body for having the highest level of expertise in treating critically injured children; one of only five in entire Southeast.

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260 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2014

260 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2014

Many of these doctors are also listed in the December 2013 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, as part of its annual compilation of the best doctors in North Carolina.

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Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for better brain disorder treatments

Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for better brain disorder treatments

New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.

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Top of the Line

Top of the Line

The next chapter in the story of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center begins with a new director, Ned Sharpless, an oncologist with a story to tell.

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A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA

A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA

Qi Zhang sees himself as a warrior. In his lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wages war on genetic diseases such as cancer and heart disease on a battlefield measured with single atoms.

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