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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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UNC hematologist part of the Choosing Wisely® task force

UNC hematologist part of the Choosing Wisely® task force

Dr. Alice Ma, MD, from the Division of Hematology Oncology, was on the Choosing Wisely® task force for the American Society of Hematology (ASH). ASH recently released a list of the five most common hematologic tests, treatments, and procedures that should be questioned by patients and physicians.

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Ear tubes vs. watchful waiting: tubes do not improve long-term development

Ear tubes vs. watchful waiting: tubes do not improve long-term development

Study suggests tubes, adenoidectomy reduce fluid in the middle ear and improve hearing in the short term, but tubes did not improve speech or language for children with middle ear fluid.

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Out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence for cancer patients

Out-of-pocket costs play major role in treatment adherence for cancer patients

The cost of insurance co-payments for cutting-edge pharmaceuticals can vary widely from patient to patient. When the patient’s share of prescription costs becomes too high, many patients skip doses or stop taking medication entirely, according to research conducted at the University of North Carolina.

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Updated visitor restrictions across UNC Hospitals begin Friday, Jan. 17

Because of a continuing active flu season, children 12 years old and younger will not be permitted to visit patients in any inpatient areas, waiting areas and/or play rooms across all of UNC Hospitals. Normal visiting policies for children 12 years old and younger remain in effect for outpatient areas within UNC Hospitals.

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UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013

UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013

The work of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, is featured by Autism Speaks in its list of 10 major advances in autism research in 2013.

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Family House Diaries:  2013 Year in Review

Family House Diaries: 2013 Year in Review

From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains and everywhere in between, we've met some of the finest people in the state.

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2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses

2013 Year in Review: real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses

Photojournalist Nathan Clendenin recounts 2013 highlights from each of these two popular video series.

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