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Many parents' infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may increase obesity risk

Many parents' infant-feeding, TV and activity practices may increase obesity risk

A majority of parents in a new study reported infant feeding and activity behaviors believed to increase the child’s risk for later obesity. In addition, these behaviors varied according to the self-reported race and ethnicity of the parents. Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, is author of the study.

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Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady

Fearing pain and avoiding activities contribute to disability and chronic pain in kids with gut malady

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine suggests that fear avoidance contributes to disability and pain in children with Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) but not Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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When the White House takes notice . . .

When the White House takes notice . . .

UNC School of Medicine graduate student Stephani Page uses Twitter to engage an online community of scientists.

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New Technique Uses ATP as Trigger for Targeted Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery

New Technique Uses ATP as Trigger for Targeted Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery

Researchers from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering developed nanoparticles that could deliver cancer therapies in a safer and more effective way.

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UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

UNC School of Medicine again ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report

The School ranked 2nd in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

The lab of Klaus Hahn, PhD, developed a new technique to help scientists map the interactions between the proteins at the heart of many diseases.

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Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospital admissions

Protocol developed by UNC researchers reduces alcohol-related hospital admissions

The new protocol helps health care providers determine which patients need hospital admission and those whose needs can be met with outpatient treatment.

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Inside Our Cellular Invaders

Inside Our Cellular Invaders

When we fight an infection -- any invader -- our bodies conjure inflammatory responses, immune responses. But inside some individual cells, a similar reaction happens. Beth Knight, PhD, found out what transpires inside such cells involved in a kind of brain cancer called medulloblastoma and what role a particularly important protein plays in cancer development. This is the second profile in a continuing series of features on UNC School of Medicine graduate students.

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March 4 Weather Update

Scattered icy spots are expected this morning before noon. At this time, UNC Hospitals clinics and procedural areas are open as scheduled.

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UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner

UNC researchers create safe and effective synthetic blood thinner

The effects of this new low-molecular-weight synthetic heparin can be quickly reversed unlike the effects of low-molecular-weight heparin currently in use.

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Paula and TJ Brown: When Cooking Dinner is About More than the Food

Paula and TJ Brown: When Cooking Dinner is About More than the Food

A long-time nurse at UNC Hospitals and her teen-age son volunteer to cook dinner for patients and their guests at SECU Family House after being inspired by a 10-year-old boy’s commitment and action to do the same.

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UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV

UNC receives more than $40 million from NIH for global clinical trials unit to treat and prevent HIV

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a seven-year, more than $40 million award from the National Institutes of Health for a clinical trials unit that will implement the scientific agendas of five NIH networks devoted to HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and cure research.

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UNC researchers discover new target for dengue virus vaccine

UNC researchers discover new target for dengue virus vaccine

By re-engineering a tiny chain of amino acids in one type of dengue virus, Ralph Baric and Aravinda de Silva discover a new path toward solving the dengue vaccine dilemma. The research has the potential to transform vaccine development for other diseases, including SARS and HIV.

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Simple Diagnosis - Complicated Solution

Simple Diagnosis - Complicated Solution

The UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care collaborates with specialists in the Raleigh area to provide care for the most complex heart cases. (This feature was originally published in UNC Health Care's Well Magazine, Winter 2014 issue)

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Research with the People

Research with the People

Giselle Corbie-Smith combines the knowledge of a physician, inquisitiveness of a scientist, and outlook of an activist to ensure that research touches the lives of North Carolinians.

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Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

Aortic Aneurysms: The Silent Killer

Ultrasound screening for aortic aneurysms is vital for patients at high risk

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The Science of Strokes

The Science of Strokes

The research of William Powers, MD, has illuminated our understanding of stroke and guided better treatment for patients throughout three decades, a feat which earned him a Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association.

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Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine

Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine

In this new series, we profile graduate students who conduct research in labs across the UNC School of Medicine. First up is Kizzmekia Corbett, who received an off-campus dissertation fellowship from the UNC Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka. Corbett will collect blood samples to search for a specific antibody response to the dengue virus, a key step in creating a vaccine for the world's most widespread mosquito-borne disease.

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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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