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Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer's Commitment to Service

Sock Monkeys and Fiberglass Cows: One Volunteer's Commitment to Service

After decades crafting sock monkeys for pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals, Nidia Scharlock was honored in November with a ceremony at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and the dedication of a cow named Mookie.

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Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to trigger disease

Discovery shows how herpes simplex virus reactivates in neurons to trigger disease

About 90 percent of us live with HSV inside brain cells. Under stress, the virus leaves neurons and can cause cold sores, recurrent eye infection, and in rare cases encephalitis.

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 Sharing skills to save more lives

Sharing skills to save more lives

With only one physician in Malawi trained to perform the surgical procedure required to treat cervical cancer - radical hysterectomy - women died in large numbers from the disease. Two UNC OB-GYNs came up with a way to change that.

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Top Gynecologists Oppose FDA Ruling on Minimally Invasive Procedures for Uterine Fibroids

Top Gynecologists Oppose FDA Ruling on Minimally Invasive Procedures for Uterine Fibroids

Two UNC physicians have joined other leading experts across the country in asking the Food and Drug Administration to rescind or revise its decision.

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Rare Disease Advisory Council Appointments Confirmed

Rare Disease Advisory Council Appointments Confirmed

Dr. Bruce Cairns, John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in the UNC School of Medicine, serves as Chair of the Council.

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The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

This week, Aziz Sancar is in Sweden to accept the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Life since the announcement that he won has been a little hectic.

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From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home

From Liberia to Chapel Hill: Compassionate Care and a Taste of Home

When David Wohl, MD, met Patience Wesseh in Liberia, her face was badly scarred by a burn injury, and he knew he could help. Since April when she arrived in Chapel Hill to begin her treatment at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Patience has brought her own unique flavor to Wohl’s home.

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Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

The new cancer drug delivery system improved efficacy of standard chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in mice with limited toxicity.

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False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer

False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer

Findings suggest that radiologists studying mammograms observed suspicious markers that could have been indications of future cancer development.

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UNC Hospitals Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

UNC Hospitals Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition from The Joint Commission

UNC Hospitals is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.

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Innovative course pairs medical students and law students

Innovative course pairs medical students and law students

In “Current Issues in Law & Medicine,” teams composed of both MD and JD students work together across traditional boundaries to explore the legal and medical considerations surrounding health care subjects.

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Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the disorder itself

Neurological underpinnings of schizophrenia just as complex as the disorder itself

New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.

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Sepsis Survivor

Sepsis Survivor

Carol Fowler Durham, a nurse educator at the UNC School of Nursing, nearly died from septic shock. Today she shares her experiences with audiences around the country and serves as an important weapon for UNC Medical Center’s sepsis reduction initiative, Code Sepsis.

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Team Science for Turner Syndrome

Team Science for Turner Syndrome

With seed money from the NC TraCS Institute at UNC and a Translational Team Science Award from the UNC School of Medicine, UNC collaborators uncovered an epigenetic mechanism that could be the cause of painful chronic ear infections that plague people with chromosomal and genetic conditions.

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UNC and NCCU awarded $7.5 million for alcohol health disparities research

UNC and NCCU awarded $7.5 million for alcohol health disparities research

This funding will continue a research program investigating the molecular mechanisms of fetal alcohol pathology, alcoholic liver disease, alcohol-related cancers, including breast cancer, and the effects of alcohol and marijuana on brain stem cells and neurotoxicity.

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Roper named to '130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know'

Roper named to '130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know'

UNC Health Care CEO William L. Roper is included in the 2015 edition of "130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs to Know," published by Becker's Hospital Review.

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Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

Study Finds Surprising Links Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

According to new research from Duke and UNC, both victims of bullying and the bullies themselves could be at risk psychologically for anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

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