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After Years of Suffering, Hope for Women in Malawi

After Years of Suffering, Hope for Women in Malawi

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is May 23. Jeff Wilkinson, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UNC, likens victims of obstetric fistula to modern-day versions of Job: they have lost their homes, their families, and their health. Funded by the Freedom From Fistula Foundation, with additional support from UNC Project-Malawi and the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, Wilkinson is surgically repairing fistulas and saving Malawian women from the devastating condition.

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Landmark study to guide protocol for stroke patients

Landmark study to guide protocol for stroke patients

UNC’s William Powers, MD, provides the first hard evidence for how to treat stroke patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation.

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Match Day!

Match Day!

That special time when UNC School of Medicine fourth-year students find out where they will do their residencies ...

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UNC scientists reveal how cells destroy RNA, a key to understanding disease

The finding, from the lab of William Marzluff, PhD, provides insight into how genetic diseases, such as various cancers, develop in the body.

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Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

Genetic, non-invasive test could improve colon cancer screening

The large-scale, cross-sectional study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. David Ransohoff of UNC is one of the study's co-authors.

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Breaking Down Bacteria

Breaking Down Bacteria

Rita Tamayo, PhD, a UNC School of Medicine Simmons Scholar, takes on two dangerous microbes that infiltrate water supplies and hospitals.

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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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