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real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.

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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

This is the sixth straight year that N.C. Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals."

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Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added

Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added

A research team, including UNC scientists, reports that including the positive effect of aspirin on cancer mortality influences the threshold for prescribing aspirin for primary prevention in men.

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Monahan to be honored with National Hemophilia Foundation research award

Monahan to be honored with National Hemophilia Foundation research award

Paul E. Monahan, MD, will receive the Leadership in Research Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation at the foundation’s 65th anniversary reception in New York City on June 12.

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UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

The study will focus on assessing the impact of a clinic-based intervention that includes having patients view a multimedia decision aid (in English or Spanish) before seeing their physician, as well as support from a bilingual patient “navigator” on completion of recommended colon cancer screening tests.

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UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study. UNC will enroll patients at locations in Durham and Greensboro, N.C.

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 UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle

UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle

New research from the UNC School of Medicine has shown how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.

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Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Surgical team brings hearing to 3-year-old Charlotte boy

Surgeons at UNC Health Care recently performed the first-ever auditory brain stem implant done in a child. Three-year-old Grayson Clamp from Charlotte, N.C., was born with no cochlear nerves and as a result could not hear.

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The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clinical practice

The value of randomized clinical trials in radiation oncology clinical practice

Are there enough clinical trials data to guide every radiation oncology decision in a cancer patient's care? Not necessarily, according to a UNC School of Medicine study.

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UNC scientists identify possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy

UNC scientists identify possible KRAS downstream target for pancreatic cancer therapy

A University of North Carolina School of Medicine team offers first evidence of the role of a protein called GSK-3 alpha in promoting oncogenic KRAS function.

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The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons

The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons

UNC researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and autism.

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RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts

RN: Real Nurses - Karan Batts

Karan Batts, a nurse in the PACU at UNC's Ambulatory Care Center, is also a ballroom dancer.

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IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy

IMRT may not be more effective than older radiation techniques after prostatectomy

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from UNC suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.

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John Burnett:  Kindness Rules the Day

John Burnett: Kindness Rules the Day

An Ashe County man witnesses random acts of kindness daily – both as a deliberate and often anonymous giver and as an ever-grateful receiver – while in Chapel Hill for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Study finds genetic risk factor for knee osteoarthritis

Individuals with knee osteoarthritis who had variations in a gene for an anti-inflammatory chemical were twice as likely to progress to severe osteoarthritis as those without the genetic variations.

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Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

Is there a link between postpartum depression and the "love hormone"?

UNC researchers are launching a 5-year study aimed at understanding the role of oxytocin in postpartum depression and bonding between mothers and babies.

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Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration

Omega-3 fatty acids provide no benefit in slowing age-related macular degeneration

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements does not slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration, a newly published study finds. However, some people may benefit from taking lutein and zeaxanthin.

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real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch

real doctors, real people - Jonathan Kirsch

Dr. Jonathan Kirsch, a hospitalist at UNC Health Care, is also a beekeeper. He enjoys both the honey and the benefit of pollinated fruit trees and hand-picked fruit.

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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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