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Nelson Corbin: Leaning Forward in the Foxhole of Life

Nelson Corbin: Leaning Forward in the Foxhole of Life

A career U.S. Army Special Forces officer from Robeson County takes on cancer with the same toughness he uses on the battlefield. At UNC Hospitals he finds his dream team -- including his son, who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan -- to help in the fight.

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UNC researchers discover gene that suppresses herpes viruses

UNC researchers discover gene that suppresses herpes viruses

A research team led by Blossom Damania, PhD, found that suppressing the TLK enzyme causes the activation of the lytic cycle of both EBV and KSHV. During this active phase, these viruses begin to spread and replicate, and become vulnerable to anti-viral treatments.

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Researchers discover biological diversity in triple-negative breast cancer

Researchers discover biological diversity in triple-negative breast cancer

A team lead by Charles Perou, PhD, of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, examined more than 1,700 breast tumors, including 412 triple negative (TN) breast cancers, and concluded that triple-negative cancers, and basal-like breast cancers should not be considered as a single type.

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real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith

real doctors, real people - Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith, an MD-PhD student at UNC, is also the owner and lead instructor at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA in Durham, N.C.

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Prostate-specific antigen screening: Values and techniques shape decisions

Prostate-specific antigen screening: Values and techniques shape decisions

An international team of scientists led by the University of North Carolina has published a study evaluating different ways of helping men consider their values about PSA screening. They report that the decision-making process was influenced by the format in which information was presented.

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Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions for Children Exposed to Traumatic Events

About two of every three children will experience at least one traumatic event before they turn 18, but only a few psychotherapeutic treatments showed possible benefits for children exposed to trauma.

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New look at old study casts doubt on value of vegetable fats for heart health

New look at old study casts doubt on value of vegetable fats for heart health

A new analysis of data missing from a study that ended more than 40 years ago shows that replacing saturated animal fats with omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable fats (PUFAs) is linked to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease.

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Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures

Steroids help reverse rapid bone loss tied to rib fractures

A series of studies at the UNC School of Medicine found that steroid drugs, known for inducing bone loss with prolonged use, actually help suppress a molecule that’s key to the rapid bone loss process.

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Setting the stage for a new paradigm in treatment of heart failure

Setting the stage for a new paradigm in treatment of heart failure

New evidence shows the root of heart failure lies in misfolded proteins in the heart’s cells, according to UNC researchers. The finding may pave the way for dramatically new treatment approaches.

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Study of human specimen collections in the U.S. offers a first look at their huge diversity

Study of human specimen collections in the U.S. offers a first look at their huge diversity

A new study from the UNC School of Medicine reveals the huge diversity of U.S. biobanks and also raises questions about the best way to manage and govern them.

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Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression

Study eyes stem cell blood test to detect macular degeneration progression

A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine is the foundation for a promising new blood test to detect the progression of macular degeneration to its more serious form, which can lead to blindness.

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Immune cell suicide alarm helps destroy escaping bacteria

Immune cell suicide alarm helps destroy escaping bacteria

A University of North Carolina School of Medicine study may have implications for thwarting the effects of bioterrorism attack with lethal microbes, as well as finding a way to save people in septic shock, an overwhelming bacterial infection of the blood.

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RN: Real Nurses - Bela Emory

RN: Real Nurses - Bela Emory

Bela Emory, RN, CPN, BSN has been a nurse at UNC Hospital for more than 25 years working the night shift in Pediatrics. When she's not at the hospital, Bela spends much of her time helping her husband with his antiques business and loves collecting Campbell's soup advertisements.

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CAMTS UNC Air Care accreditation notice

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct an accreditation site visit of UNC Air Care on Feb. 18 and 19. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program’s compliance with nationally established medical transport standards.

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UNC researchers use luminescent mice to track cancer and aging in real-time

UNC researchers use luminescent mice to track cancer and aging in real-time

The UNC team led by Norman Sharpless, MD, Wellcome Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research and Deputy Cancer Center Director, has developed a strain of mice that turns on a gene from fireflies when the normal p16 gene is activated.

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Molecular twist helps regulate the cellular message to make histone proteins

Molecular twist helps regulate the cellular message to make histone proteins

In a collaborative effort published online in the January 18, 2013 issue of the journal Science, researchers at the University of North Carolina and Columbia University show for the first time how two key proteins in messenger RNA communicate via a molecular twist to help maintain the balance of histones to DNA.

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Sherman Riggsbee: Boosting Spirits Every Day

Sherman Riggsbee: Boosting Spirits Every Day

A Chatham County native who has weathered more than his share of life’s disappointments is a constant role model of compassion and encouragement for many, but none more so than the guests and fellow staff members at SECU Family House where he is resident manager.

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