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UNC study finds massive cost savings in high-tech pathogen-identification method

UNC study finds massive cost savings in high-tech pathogen-identification method

The new technology is more efficient than, cheaper than, and as accurate as conventional lab tests used to identify bacterial and fungal infections in patient samples.

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Scaling a Great Wall

Scaling a Great Wall

Graduate student Lindsay Jaacks conducts the first ever study of diet and type 1 diabetes in a developing country and sets her sights on the effects of pollution.

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Antidepressant use in pregnancy may be associated with structural changes in the infant brain

UNC researchers found that Chiari type 1 malformations of the brain are more common in children of depressed mothers treated with a certain group of antidepressants during pregnancy; genes and severity of illness may be involved.

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Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Medications can help adults with alcohol use disorders reduce drinking

Although alcohol use disorders are associated with many health problems, including cancers, stroke and depression, fewer than one-third of people with the disorders receive any treatment and less than 10 percent receive medications to help reduce alcohol consumption.

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Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release

Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release

By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.

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Real Medicine: UNC Spine Surgeon has Humble Beginning in Burma

Real Medicine: UNC Spine Surgeon has Humble Beginning in Burma

Moe Lim, MD, is a spine surgeon in the UNC Department of Orthopaedics. This video is the first in a new UNC Health Care System series called, “Real Medicine: Stories that Connect.”

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Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

Study finds large increase in Type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

This is the largest study of childhood diabetes in diverse populations ever done in the U.S., says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, who has led the study for eight years.

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A Path Divergent

A Path Divergent

Five Questions for Robert Sandler, a world-renowned gastroenterologist who has challenged a major theory about the cause of diverticulosis.

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Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA

Sandler receives Distinguished Mentor Award from AGA

The Distinguished Mentor Awards, given by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), recognizes individuals for achievements as outstanding mentors over a lifelong career.

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UNC Lineberger teams with Duke, WUSTL to speed drug development

UNC Lineberger teams with Duke, WUSTL to speed drug development

The new collaborative effort capitalizes on the scientific and clinical strengths of the comprehensive cancer centers at each of the three institutions, working within the National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN).

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Prepped and ready to go

Prepped and ready to go

Some undergraduates haven’t figured out if graduate school is for them or even that grad school in biomedical sciences even exists. Yet they have the smarts and the talent to succeed. UNC PREP was designed for them. After four years, it’s clear the PREP program was designed to succeed.

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UNC researchers discover “master regulator” role for little-known protein in cancer cells

UNC researchers discover “master regulator” role for little-known protein in cancer cells

Previously thought to only play a role in male fertility, the protein DAZAP1 has now been shown to be a major player in how genes are expressed; in cell culture experiments it stifled the progression of several types of cancer cells.

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UNC announces Impact Award winners

UNC announces Impact Award winners

Five UNC School of Medicine graduate students were honored this spring with Impact Awards for their research discoveries.

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Braun named President of Medical Foundation of North Carolina and Associate Dean for Development at the UNC School of Medicine

Braun named President of Medical Foundation of North Carolina and Associate Dean for Development at the UNC School of Medicine

Braun will lead 50 development professionals at the Medical Foundation of North Carolina, a charitable not-for-profit organization that raises private philanthropic funds to support the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Health Care.

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UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations

UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations

Shawn Ahmed, PhD, shows that tweaking specific cellular mechanisms helps tiny worms overcome infertility through a pathway of cellular interactions that result in long life. The finding gives clues to how the molecular interactions in cells of one organism affect progeny many generations later.

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Introducing "Real Medicine: Stories That Connect"

Introducing "Real Medicine: Stories That Connect"

"Real Medicine: Stories That Connect" is a new UNC Health Care video series. We are sharing stories that inspire, motivate, and connect the people of UNC Health Care.

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New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

New Ultrasound Device May Aid in Detecting Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke.

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UNC doctor and daughter back at Boston Marathon

Last year Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Dr. Natalie Stavas. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred, and both gave help to bombing victims. They came back to Boston to run this year's marathon. Follow their progress in the Storify below!

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Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Solving Cancer’s Secrets

Five questions for Chuck Perou, PhD, a UNC geneticist on the hunt for better treatments for the most deadly form of breast cancer

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UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement

UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement

At the heart of a new study are two proteins that work together to help cancers metastasize

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