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Advanced Technology, World Class Care

Advanced Technology, World Class Care

At UNC Medical Center, two world-class treatment programs are operating out of one procedure room, outfitted with the latest devices and interventional technology.

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Family House Diaries: Finding a Fit

Family House Diaries: Finding a Fit

A guest uses his love of jigsaw puzzles to steady his own mind and heart, and creates a sense of family when guests join him to fit the pieces together.

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Building Natural Connections

Building Natural Connections

As president of the UNC student chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons, Mary Shen focuses on mentorship opportunities for fellow students. Her efforts recently earned her the UNC General Alumni Association’s University Award for the Advancement of Women.

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Did butter get a bad rap?

Did butter get a bad rap?

Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.

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SUDDEN investigators sign collaboration agreement with Cuban research group

The agreement resulted from a two-day scientific meeting held in February at the University of Havana's Center for Demographic Studies.

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Neuroscientist Spencer Smith building new kind of brain-imaging system

Neuroscientist Spencer Smith building new kind of brain-imaging system

With funds from an international grant, Smith and colleagues are creating an instrument to visualize neuronal activity throughout the entire brain of a moving vertebrate organism.

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Art and Healing at Family House

Art and Healing at Family House

Guests of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals are surrounded by stunning art, including North Carolina pottery, photos of places nearby, paintings old and new, and colorful textile collages.

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New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.

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New mouse model to aid testing of Zika vaccine, therapeutics

New mouse model to aid testing of Zika vaccine, therapeutics

A research team including Helen Lazear, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus.

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UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

Wilmington joins Asheville and Charlotte, expanding the School of Medicine’s footprint across the state.

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 Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

A new family medicine pipeline program allows students to complete their MD in three years, secure placement in the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program, and receive support through three years of underserved care in NC.

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Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced its annual Health Care Heroes. UNC Medical Center had five honorees including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Aziz Sancar, PhD. All winners will be honored at a banquet on March 17.

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Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

Microneedle patch delivers localized cancer immunotherapy to melanoma

UNC / NC State researchers devise a new nanotechnology to enhance the body’s own immune response to kill skin cancer tumors.

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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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