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UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar

UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar

Neher is the eleventh such recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985 and she is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.

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real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl

real doctors, real people - Charles van der Horst and David Wohl

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein. Infectious Diseases doctors van der Horst and Wohl discuss life balance while riding early one morning near Hillsborough, N.C.

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Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma

Gene inactivation drives spread of melanoma

A team of UNC researchers led by Norman Sharpless, MD, have identified a key genetic switch that determines whether melanoma, a lethal skin cancer, spreads by metastasis.

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Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

A new study may help clarify why some people infected with HIV are better able to control the virus. It may also pinpoint a target for treatment during early HIV infection aimed at increasing the supply of certain immune cells in the gut.

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Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome

Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome

New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.

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U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories

U.S. News names N.C. Children's Hospital as one of nation’s best in 10 clinical categories

N.C. Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to achieve a top 10 ranking in any of the 10 specialty areas recognized by the publication, ranking 8th in pulmonology.

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Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb

Baby wash products linked to false positive screening results for marijuana exposure in the womb

Sleuthing by a multidisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals revealed the culprit behind an unexpected spike in “false positive” cannabis exposure screening results.

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Vote for UNC Health Care in the Social Madness Challenge!

Vote for UNC Health Care in the Social Madness Challenge!

The Social Madness Challenge is a national contest in which companies will be ranked based on a scoring algorithm that measures social influence.

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Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board

UNC’s internationally renowned allergy expert to lead effort to develop new treatments and discover a cure for life-threatening food allergies.

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HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

A team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has demonstrated that latency develops soon after infection and slows when antiretroviral therapy is given.

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UNC to offer M.D.-M.B.A. dual-degree program through new collaboration

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Kenan-Flagler Business School have partnered to launch a unique dual-degree program offering medical students the opportunity to earn doctor of medicine and master’s of business administration degrees in five years.

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RN: Real Nurses - Kimberly Young

RN: Real Nurses - Kimberly Young

As a nurse, Kimberly Young works with patients in UNC's Surgery Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Outside of the hospital, Kimberly lives and works at the North Carolina Zen Center as an ordained Zen Buddhist nun.

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N.C. House and Senate Leaders Announce UNC Health Care System and WakeMed Agreement

The agreement develops partnerships in important areas of medical education and health care delivery. UNC Health Care and WakeMed also have agreed to collaboration and transparency in other areas and have agreed to resolve current disputes amicably in support of an ongoing relationship.

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Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, will host a live Facebook chat on diabetes management and prevention on Tuesday, May 22.

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UNC Oncology Chaplain Named North Carolina Chaplain of the Year

UNC Oncology Chaplain Named North Carolina Chaplain of the Year

This award is presented annually in recognition of “distinguished ministry in pastoral care” to a chaplain “who serves patients, community and colleagues with grace and innovation.”

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Collin Peterjohn: A Profound Opportunity for a Second Chance

Collin Peterjohn: A Profound Opportunity for a Second Chance

A 25-year-old Charlotte man gets a second chance at life with a profound recovery from serious lung injuries sustained in a fire that left his family homeless.

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