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To test or not to test:  Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

To test or not to test: Blood glucose monitoring for patients with type 2 diabetes

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute awards UNC School of Medicine researchers more than $2 million to study glucose monitoring in non-insulin treated patients living with type 2 diabetes.

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Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological basis

Persistent pain after stressful events may have a neurobiological basis

This study is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.

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Caldwell Memorial Hospital joins UNC Health Care

Caldwell Memorial Hospital joins UNC Health Care

The Board of Directors of Caldwell Memorial Hospital on May 1 announced completion of their plan to join UNC Health Care.

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Dr. Anna Spagnoli named ELAM fellow

Dr. Anna Spagnoli named ELAM fellow

The Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program is the only program in North America dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for institutional leadership roles at academic health centers.

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Baby knows best:  Fetuses emit hormone crucial to preventing preeclampsia

Baby knows best: Fetuses emit hormone crucial to preventing preeclampsia

Listening to the hormonal ‘conversation’ between mother and fetus could reveal new opportunities for preeclampsia detection and prevention.

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International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data

International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data

The research, led jointly by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Florida, suggests that the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drugs telaprevir and boceprevir are similar for patients taking the treatments in real-world settings to what was observed in clinical trials.

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Pardee, UNC Health Care, and Henderson County to Strengthen Affiliation

Pardee, UNC Health Care, and Henderson County to Strengthen Affiliation

This agreement replaces the current management agreement between Pardee and UNC Health Care and extends the relationship from 10 to 25 years.

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real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition

real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition

We interrupt your regular programming of real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses this month to bring you a special combined edition. We're calling it the Spartan Edition!

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Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma

Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma

The antibody, created at the University of North Carolina, is the first therapeutic discovered that targets a protein known as SFRP2.

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Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum

Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum

Dr. Gourlay, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is honored for a study that helped define appropriate bone density screening intervals for women ages 65 and older.

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UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Natalie. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred. Watch this video from the Boston Globe to see how the father-daughter team helped victims of the attack in the immediate aftermath.

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Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

UNC's Dr. Adam Goldstein and colleagues discuss in the New England Journal of Medicine medical, ethical, and legal concerns about physician involvement in concealed weapons permits. They argue that standards, protocols and new policies are needed for physicians to adequately assess a patient’s physical or mental competency in concealed-weapons permitting.

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Claudia Laskow:  A Sense of Humor Carries the Day

Claudia Laskow: A Sense of Humor Carries the Day

A Dare County real estate agent refuses to let a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment detract from her trademark sense of humor and constant outreach to others.

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Inpatients who have STEMI heart attacks more likely to die than outpatients

Inpatients who have STEMI heart attacks more likely to die than outpatients

A new study by UNC researchers finds that patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while hospitalized are 10 times more likely to die than patients who suffer a STEMI outside the hospital.

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Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases

Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered that transcription factors regulating the levels of oxygen in the blood also play a role in the spread of the skin cancer melanoma.

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UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

In the first application of this approach, the UNC researchers showed how a protein called Src kinase influences the way cells extend and move, a previously unknown role that is consistent with the protein’s ties to tumor progression and metastasis.

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International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

By better understanding the molecular and biological mechanisms involved with schizophrenia, scientists hope to use this new genetic information to one day develop and design drugs that are more efficacious and have fewer side effects.

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UNC study finds that hot and cold senses interact

UNC study finds that hot and cold senses interact

This discovery has implications for how people perceive hot and cold temperatures and for why people with certain forms of chronic pain experience heightened responses to cold temperatures.

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For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.

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