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UNC and SAS join forces to personalize health care for better outcomes

Collaboration will leverage big data to help providers engage patients to manage diabetes, improve health

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UNC researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant GSK

GlaxoSmithKline drug-discovery competition winners aim to find a new cancer therapy and a novel way to regulate male fertility, projects spearheaded by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Garcia recognized for outstanding scientific achievement

Garcia recognized for outstanding scientific achievement

The award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement by a minority scientist and is presented by the Minority Affairs Committee of the ASCB.

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The Maternal Bond

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

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Promising new therapy in a smaller package

Promising new therapy in a smaller package

A new microbeam emitter developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by a team led by UNC Lineberger member Otto Zhou has the potential to bring a promising new form of radiation therapy into clinical use.

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Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy

Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy

After six weeks of walking, the mean joint pain scores among the participants decreased by 10 percent, fatigue decreased by 19 percent, and joint stiffness decreased by 32 percent.

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UNC neuroscientists discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain

UNC neuroscientists discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain

Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at UNC have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.

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Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1

Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1

Join us at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Nov. 1, for a discussion of how fathers cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.

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From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor

From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor

Five questions for Ronald Chen, a James Woods Young Faculty Award recipient dedicated to bettering treatment for cancer patients.

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Grayson Clamp featured on the CBS Evening News

Grayson Clamp featured on the CBS Evening News

CBS Evening News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook visits Grayson Clamp six months after the 3-year-old boy received an auditory brainstem implant at UNC Hospitals.

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RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard

RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard

Donovan Hazard, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at N.C. Children's Hospital, is also a bow hunter.

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UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism

UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism

C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.

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Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless

Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless

Money mismanagement predicts higher odds of future homelessness, regardless of a veteran’s income or mental health.

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UNC and partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health status of North Carolinians

UNC and partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health status of North Carolinians

The grant will provide another five years of funding for the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, which is now recognized as the central entity on the UNC campus responsible for the advancement of clinical and translational research.

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UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App

UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App

The Daily Dose app will utilize game mechanics and social networking features to improve adherence to HIV medication.

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Kaden Gray Robinson: The Boy with the Servant’s Heart

Kaden Gray Robinson: The Boy with the Servant’s Heart

A 10-year-old Chapel Hill boy uses his passion for helping others to nourish the bodies and souls of patients and families who stay at SECU Family House.

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