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Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contribute to survival disparity in African-Americans

Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contribute to survival disparity in African-Americans

A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

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U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools

U.S. News places UNC among nation’s best medical schools

Several UNC School of Medicine specialties ranked near the top in the magazine’s annual rankings.

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Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

Neuron type-specific gene loss linked to Angelman syndrome seizures

The results suggest further lines of research related to the effects of neurodevelopmentally critical genes on other kinds of neurons.

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UNC faculty featured in Black Men in White Coats video series

UNC faculty featured in Black Men in White Coats video series

The video series aims to inspire African Americans to consider the field of medicine by showing them the stories of others who’ve done so successfully. Film makers were recently in Chapel Hill to spotlight the work of Cedric Bright, MD, and Sean McLean, MD, both UNC School of Medicine alumni faculty members working tirelessly to recruit and inspire the next generation of UNC-trained physicians.

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Lenoir Memorial Hospital enters exclusive negotiations with UNC Health Care

Lenoir Memorial Hospital enters exclusive negotiations with UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, NC, has unanimously voted to pursue exclusive negotiations to create a management services agreement with UNC Health Care, hospital officials announced Wednesday, March 23.

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UNC School of Medicine celebrates Match Day

UNC School of Medicine celebrates Match Day

On March 18, the UNC School of Medicine held its annual Match Day celebration. Medical students, faculty, family and friends packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the festivities.

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Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents in half

Adding stress management to cardiac rehab cuts new heart incidents in half

UNC’s Alan Hinderliter, MD, teamed up with Duke doctors to quantify the benefit of stress management to heart health.

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Long-acting injectable protects against vaginal HIV transmission

Long-acting injectable protects against vaginal HIV transmission

UNC researchers say long-lasting injections of an HIV drug could improve adherence to medication regimens, a major challenge in the management of the disease.

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Novel iPhone Study  to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depression

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

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Match Day 2016: Skill and Service

Match Day 2016: Skill and Service

Five UNC School of Medicine students detail the unique experiences that led them to Match Day.

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UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

Study could lead to new drug development targets for forms of anxiety that are more pathological, such as those associated with excessive alcohol intake or opiate abuse.

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UNC diabetes expert John Buse featured twice on WRAL

UNC diabetes expert John Buse featured twice on WRAL

Buse led a global clinical trial on the new type-2 diabetes drug iDegLira, and he spoke to the local news station about the best ways to screen for the disease.

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Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.

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Voters say ‘yes’ to Connect NC bond

Voters say ‘yes’ to Connect NC bond

North Carolina voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly said yes to the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum – and to higher education.

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Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes

Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes

The new “smart cell patch” developed at UNC and NC State is a proof of principle to treat millions of people with type-1 and advanced type-2 diabetes.

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 UNC researchers discover colorectal cancer biomarker, potential personalized treatment

UNC researchers discover colorectal cancer biomarker, potential personalized treatment

In the journal Cell Reports, UNC Lineberger researchers reported they found markedly low levels of the protein NLRX1 in multiple laboratory models of colorectal cancer, and in samples of human tissue. Studies have shown that the protein is known to be involved in regulating immune system signals in order to prevent hyperactive inflammatory responses by the immune system, but UNC Lineberger researchers believe their finding also points to a role for the protein in preventing colorectal cancer growth. Based on their findings, they believe they’ve identified a potential treatment for colorectal cancer with low NLRX1.

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UNC School of Medicine researchers publish JAMA ViewPoint on Zika

UNC School of Medicine researchers publish JAMA ViewPoint on Zika

World Health Organization announced a public health emergency because of Zika in February, a year after the virus was first detected in Brazil.

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Past Its Prime

Past Its Prime

When Joe Jenkins entered UNC School of Medicine in the 1970s, Berryhill Hall was a new medical education building that fit the times. But more than 40 years later, the building’s limitations – both in size and design – are impediments to overcome for medical students like Krishan Sivaraj.

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Continuing the conversation on physician burnout

Continuing the conversation on physician burnout

While efforts to address the issue at UNC continue, a national leader on the subject visited to discuss his research and was welcomed with a full auditorium.

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