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Heather Ledbetter:  A Second Chance with a New Liver

Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver

A life-long Henderson County native receives a second chance at life with a liver transplant after a rare bone marrow disorder caused life-threatening blood clots in her liver.

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Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Genetics researchers at the UNC School of Medicine now have shown definitively that a small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number and variety of diseases.

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George appointed as UNC Health Care System and UNC School of Medicine Chief of Staff

George appointed as UNC Health Care System and UNC School of Medicine Chief of Staff

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Glenn George as Chief of Staff for the UNC Health Care System and the UNC School of Medicine effective Monday, Sept. 17. In addition to her new role as Chief of Staff, Glenn will continue to serve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the UNC Health Care System.

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North Carolina Memorial Hospital and UNC School of Medicine mark 60th anniversary

North Carolina Memorial Hospital and UNC School of Medicine mark 60th anniversary

On Sept. 2, 1952, North Carolina Memorial Hospital admitted its first patients. The hospital was built as part of the state’s Good Health Plan, which also expanded the UNC School of Medicine to a 4-year program.

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Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.

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Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food

Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food

In a study using zebrafish, UNC researchers reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats — and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.

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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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