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UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer

UNC researcher co-leads effort to map genomic changes in head and neck cancer

A study co-led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has identified genomic changes in head and neck cancers linked to the sexually transmitted disease HPV -- the latest finding of a collaborative scientific effort designed to map out the genomic changes driving cancer.

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Parsing the Pathways

Parsing the Pathways

Graduate student Kathleen Mulvaney investigates the newly discovered interplay between two of the proteins that allow cells to divide.

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism

MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions in autism

UNC researchers find that the bigger the differences in brain activity related to emotion regulation, the more severe the autism. Gabriel Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology was the paper's senior author.

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Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

UNC geneticists led by Terry Magnuson, PhD, and Ron Chandler, PhD, create the first mouse model of ovarian clear cell carcinoma; show how a known drug can suppress tumor growth.

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Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.

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Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Sometimes patients with coclear implants need to have a second or "revision" implantation surgery because of device failure. A new UNC study finds that adults age 65 and older do just as well in speech perception after revision cochlear implantation as those younger than 65.

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Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar

Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar

The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.

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Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk

Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving birth may face greater risk

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

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Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

Two UNC Hospitals programs nationally ranked among ‘2015 Top Medical Residency Programs'

UNC’s obstetrics and gynecology residency was ranked No. 5 nationwide and No. 1 in the South, and UNC's family medicine residency was ranked No. 7 nationwide. In addition, 11 UNC programs were named among the Top Residencies of the South.

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Princeton’s David Tank wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Princeton’s David Tank wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Past winners include six scientists who went on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (photo by Winfried Denk)

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Runge connects past with present

Runge connects past with present

John Runge, a PhD student in Genetics and Molecular Biology, shares his thoughts on how studying the history of medicine can help inform today's researchers.

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5 sayings from your mother that will keep you and your loved ones healthy this winter!

5 sayings from your mother that will keep you and your loved ones healthy this winter!

As flu season kicks into high gear, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, associate director of hospital epidemiology at UNC Medical Center, shares five "sayings from your mother" that will prevent infection and keep you and your loved ones healthy this winter. Graphics by Max Englund, UNC Health Care.

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Statewide network established to support cancer survivors

Statewide network established to support cancer survivors

The Duke Endowment awards $461,750 grant to UNC Lineberger’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

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‘Flying carpet’ technique delivers one-two punch of anticancer drugs

‘Flying carpet’ technique delivers one-two punch of anticancer drugs

Researchers in the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering department have used nanoscale graphene to improve upon traditional delivery of two cancer drugs.

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Evans co-authors commentary in JAMA

Evans co-authors commentary in JAMA

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member Jim Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine and director of clinical cancer genetics, has co-authored a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on proposed US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of genetic testing.

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Priceless Gem

Priceless Gem

Carolina legend Danny Talbott performed at the highest level on both the football field and baseball diamond during his years as a Tar Heel. Since 2010, he’s been back in Chapel Hill, battling the toughest opponent he’s faced: multiple myeloma. He can’t imagine going anywhere else to do it.

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Student innovators earn national attention

Student innovators earn national attention

A team of four recent UNC graduates has invented a device aimed at ensuring accuracy in drug dosage. Since graduation, they been working to generate interest for their device and recently placed as finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, held in November at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Roth’s novel research technique, DREADDs, lands him on Top 10 List

Roth’s novel research technique, DREADDs, lands him on Top 10 List

The National Institute of Mental Health director Tom Insel recognized Byran L. Roth, MD, PhD, for his innovative research tool.

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Top 10 stories for 2014

Come and relive the past year with us as we count down the top 10 most popular stories from our news team based on page views. We've also put together a short list of staff recommended stories from the past year. We'll see you in 2015!

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