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UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells

UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells

Researchers in the laboratory of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, outline the critical role the microRNA known as miR-122 plays in the life cycle of the hepatitis C virus.

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Myron Cohen December Commencement Address

Myron Cohen December Commencement Address

Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, gave the December Commencement Address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

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Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Professor Edvard Moser and Professor May-Britt Moser are director and co-director, respectively, of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and they jointly lead the Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

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Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

As program leader, Dr. Kurt Ribisl will coordinate program member effort and related Cancer Center resources that facilitate faculty research.

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Study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets at once

Study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets at once

Pharmaceutical chemists had suggested that the objective of a drug hitting multiple targets simultaneously is impossible and unlikely to succeed. This study shows how to efficiently and effectively make designer drugs that can do that.

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real doctors, real people - the year in review

real doctors, real people - the year in review

Though widely varying in activities, the UNC Health Care providers we met this year are unified in their desire for excellence and their passion for their patients.

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UNC scientist serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research

UNC scientist serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research

Terry Magnuson served as vice-chair of the Institute of Medicine commission on the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), whose report was released on Dec. 6.

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277 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2013

277 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2013

Many of these doctors are also listed in the December 2012 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, as part of its annual compilation of the best doctors in North Carolina.

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Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger

Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger

In his new role, Dr. Sharpless will be responsible for guiding the Center’s scientific agenda across the basic, clinical and population sciences.

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Four AAAS 2012 Fellows among UNC School of Medicine faculty

Four AAAS 2012 Fellows among UNC School of Medicine faculty

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of AAAS 2012 Fellow to four of its members at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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RN: Real Nurses - Stacey Anderegg

RN: Real Nurses - Stacey Anderegg

Stacey Anderegg is an Hematology/Oncology Infusion Nurse at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. In her life outside the hospital, Stacey is a vocalist with a 7-woman a cappella group called "Stella."

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Oberlander perspective in NEJM on 'The Future of Obamacare'

Oberlander perspective in NEJM on 'The Future of Obamacare'

Dr. Jonathan Oberlander, a professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at UNC, wrote a perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine called, “The Future of Obamacare.”

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Cindy Korff:  A Caregiver Gives Thanks

Cindy Korff: A Caregiver Gives Thanks

The mother of a 22-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune says thanks to the medical professionals at UNC Hospitals who saved her son’s life and the new-found friends-for-life who buoyed her at SECU Family House while helping her son heal.

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UNC's Dr. John Buse named to international diabetes prize selection jury

UNC's Dr. John Buse named to international diabetes prize selection jury

The 2013 Harold Hamm International Prize for Biomedical Research in Diabetes encourages research focused on progress toward a cure.

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real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz

real doctors, real people - Josh Berkowitz

Life for Josh Berkowitz, a third year resident in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, is constantly at full speed. If he's not with a patient at the hospital, in a clinic, or with his family being a husband and father - then you'll find him on the field competing in Ultimate Frisbee.

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Watching the developing brain, scientists glean clues on neurological disorder

Watching the developing brain, scientists glean clues on neurological disorder

UNC researchers track a gene’s crucial role in orchestrating the placement of neurons in the developing brain. Their findings help unravel some of the mysteries of Joubert syndrome and other neurological disorders.

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Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects

Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects

New research from UNC provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.

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Caldwell Memorial Hospital to join UNC Health Care System

Caldwell Memorial Hospital to join UNC Health Care System

On Friday, Nov. 9, the Board of Directors of Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, NC, announced their unanimous decision to move forward with exclusive negotiations to join the UNC Health Care System.

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