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real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

Dr. Ricky Bloomfield plays a mean jazz saxophone. He also develops iPhone and iPad apps. And he's a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at UNC.

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Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers

A study by UNC pediatrics researchers finds there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” explanation for childhood obesity.

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Baric and Heise receive $21.4M from NIAID to study life-threatening viral infections

Baric and Heise receive $21.4M from NIAID to study life-threatening viral infections

Scientists at UNC’s schools of public health and medicine will lead a five-year, $21.4 million research study that could result in more effective treatments for life-threatening virus infections of the lung and central nervous system.

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Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research

Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research

Multimillion dollar grants further enhance UNC’s recognition as one of the world’s top autism research centers

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Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

After chronic alcohol exposure, mice are unable to control a learned fear response, shedding light on the link between alcoholism and anxiety problems like post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Researchers reveal evolution’s design for keeping lungs clean and healthy

Researchers reveal evolution’s design for keeping lungs clean and healthy

The discovery revamps previously held beliefs on how the human airway functions and provides a unifying theory for how to treat seemingly different airway diseases, ranging from cystic fibrosis to asthma.

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Imaging study sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects

Imaging study sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects

The new imaging study in a mouse model for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders could enhance the diagnoses of birth defects caused by alcohol exposure in the womb and it illustrates how the precise timing of that exposure could determine specific kinds of defects.

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RN: Real Nurses - Morgan Womble

RN: Real Nurses - Morgan Womble

Morgan Womble is a nurse in the Orthopedics/Trauma unit at UNC Hospitals. She's also a self-described "adrenaline junkie" and skydiver.

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Study reveals new molecular target for melanoma treatment

Study reveals new molecular target for melanoma treatment

A laboratory study led by UNC medical oncologist Stergios Moschos, MD, demonstrates how a new targeted drug, Elesclomol, blocks oxidative phosphorylation, which appears to play essential role in melanoma that has not been well-understood.

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UNC-led research links E.coli strain to cancer

UNC-led research links E.coli strain to cancer

The study was led by Christian Jobin, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up"

CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up"

Join the stampede! CowParade North Carolina 2012 "Round Up" is coming Aug. 18.

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B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease

B Cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease

A team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, shows in the laboratory that B cells from patients with chronic GVHD are much more active than cells from patients without the disease.

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Kathy DeClue: A Selfless Gift from a Younger Brother

Kathy DeClue: A Selfless Gift from a Younger Brother

A Randolph County woman with leukemia receives stem cells from her youngest brother in hopes of restoring her health and returning to work as a baker.

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real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson

real doctors, real people - Loren Robinson

Loren Robinson, a chief resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, spends Saturdays speaking to students interested in medicine and other time in one-on-one mentoring relationships with some of those students.

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UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function

UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function

A UNC-led team of scientists describes the function of a previously uncharacterized protein that dramatically influences inflammation.

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Study shows higher healing rate using unique cell-based therapy in chronic venous leg ulcers

Study shows higher healing rate using unique cell-based therapy in chronic venous leg ulcers

A unique living human cell formula is applied on leg ulcers in a topical spray, providing 52 percent greater likelihood of wound closure than patients treated with compression bandages only.

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Healing and Helping - Diane Owens

Healing and Helping - Diane Owens

As an Employee Ambassador, Diane Owens earned a donation of $250 for Team River Runner through UNC Health Care's Ambassador Recognition Program.

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Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Pioneering study shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published pioneering research showing that a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma was able to dislodge hidden virus in patients receiving treatment for HIV.

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Chat Transcript - Researchers discover a promising new treatment for egg allergy

On Tuesday, July 24, UNC Health Care hosted a live Facebook chat with Dr. Wesley Burks of North Carolina Children's Hospital and Dr. Stacie Jones of Arksansas Children's Hospital, who answered questions from viewers about a promising potential new treatment for egg allergy in children. You can read the transcript of the chat below.

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