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UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

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‘The Creative Mind’ on display at UNC School of Medicine

‘The Creative Mind’ on display at UNC School of Medicine

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s traveling exhibit, which features African American pioneers in medicine, science, mathematics and engineering, is on display at Bondurant Hall.

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5 Reasons Why the New Hillsborough Hospital Has Already Been Great for the Hillsborough Community

5 Reasons Why the New Hillsborough Hospital Has Already Been Great for the Hillsborough Community

Last year Mayor Tom Stevens shared his thoughts about the benefits UNC Health Care's new Hillsborough Hospital would bring to the greater Hillsborough community. One year later he shares how the hospital has already proven to be a great asset to the community.

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Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

Each year on Independence Day, the organization publishes its list entitled “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” to honor the accomplishments of notable immigrants.

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Mohlke, Garcia-Martinez named Smithies Investigators

Mohlke, Garcia-Martinez named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and genetics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

University of North Carolina researchers show that rates of spontaneous DNA mutation could have been 4,000 times higher than they are now, thanks to a hotter planet billions of years ago.

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Finding the Next Step

Finding the Next Step

Blossom Damania, PhD, has built her research career tackling difficult questions in cancer and global health research. As she begins her new role as Vice Dean for Research, she’s considering one more: What’s next?

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New Program Launches to Address North Carolina’s Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

New Program Launches to Address North Carolina’s Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

The first class of 13 MedServe fellows is participating in a two-week training institute in Chapel Hill from June 20 to July 1 before joining clinics across the state for two years.

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Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

For the first time, a large clinical trial showed across-the-board cardiovascular benefit of a diabetes drug – liraglutide – a much-needed outcome for people with type 2 diabetes.

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UNC’s de Silva leads expert panel on Zika research, response

UNC’s de Silva leads expert panel on Zika research, response

Seventy-five percent of people infected with Zika don’t show any symptoms. An expert panel at RTI International delved into the issues surrounding the virus, including the lack of diagnostic tools.

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The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.

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UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

UNC Hospitals honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

UNC Hospitals earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed.

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The re-programmer: Qian receives global award for stem cell research

The re-programmer: Qian receives global award for stem cell research

Qian’s award-winning research explores cellular reprogramming in cardiac regeneration and disease modeling.

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Safety first

Safety first

Some helpful tips from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center as you celebrate Independence Day.

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Risk of death for adults with blood cancer higher in three N.C. regions

Risk of death for adults with blood cancer higher in three N.C. regions

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. William A. Wood found that for patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of the state compared to a benchmark.

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Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treatment

Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treatment

Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.

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UNC a lead site in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

UNC a lead site in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

Dr. Michael Fried, director of the UNC Liver Center, is a co-principal investigator of the PRIORITIZE Study.

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Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, protein production

Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, protein production

UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, and colleagues discovered a slick trick a virus uses to spur cancerous cell growth.

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