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Burridge elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Burridge elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UNC School of Medicine professor and basic scientist Keith Burridge has conducted seminal research on the basic building blocks of cells for four decades.

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Dedication, inspiration

Dedication, inspiration

On April 16, on what was described as a “perfect Carolina day,” Jason Ray’s legacy was celebrated as the UNC Hospitals Jason Ray Transplant Clinic was officially dedicated.

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New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes

By using lasers, UNC School of Medicine scientists can switch off and on proteins to watch how cells react quickly to their new reality.

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Luckiest Man Alive

Luckiest Man Alive

As an emergency room physician in one of New Orleans’s busiest hospitals, UNC School of Medicine graduate Richard Vinroot Jr. sometimes needs downtime. His idea of taking a break? Practicing humanitarian, disaster, and military medicine around the globe.

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Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis

Bioethicists Will Explore the Issues and Lessons of the Zika Crisis

With new funding from the Wellcome Trust, an interdisciplinary team of scholars will focus on issues of ethics and research in pregnancy and women of reproductive age, beginning with the current Zika context and later expanding to general public health research. Anne Lyerly, MD, Associate Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics, is co-principal investigator of the project.

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Advanced Technology, World Class Care

Advanced Technology, World Class Care

At UNC Medical Center, two world-class treatment programs are operating out of one procedure room, outfitted with the latest devices and interventional technology.

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Family House Diaries: Finding a Fit

Family House Diaries: Finding a Fit

A guest uses his love of jigsaw puzzles to steady his own mind and heart, and creates a sense of family when guests join him to fit the pieces together.

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Building Natural Connections

Building Natural Connections

As president of the UNC student chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons, Mary Shen focuses on mentorship opportunities for fellow students. Her efforts recently earned her the UNC General Alumni Association’s University Award for the Advancement of Women.

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Did butter get a bad rap?

Did butter get a bad rap?

Butter might not be a health food, but UNC and NIH researchers unearthed more evidence that replacing it with vegetable oils does not decrease risk of heart disease.

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SUDDEN investigators sign collaboration agreement with Cuban research group

The agreement resulted from a two-day scientific meeting held in February at the University of Havana's Center for Demographic Studies.

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Neuroscientist Spencer Smith building new kind of brain-imaging system

Neuroscientist Spencer Smith building new kind of brain-imaging system

With funds from an international grant, Smith and colleagues are creating an instrument to visualize neuronal activity throughout the entire brain of a moving vertebrate organism.

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Art and Healing at Family House

Art and Healing at Family House

Guests of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals are surrounded by stunning art, including North Carolina pottery, photos of places nearby, paintings old and new, and colorful textile collages.

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New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.

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New mouse model to aid testing of Zika vaccine, therapeutics

New mouse model to aid testing of Zika vaccine, therapeutics

A research team including Helen Lazear, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, has established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus.

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UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

UNC School of Medicine Launches Campus in Wilmington

Wilmington joins Asheville and Charlotte, expanding the School of Medicine’s footprint across the state.

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 Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

Accelerating Toward Service: Family Medicine Pipeline Program Kicks Off

A new family medicine pipeline program allows students to complete their MD in three years, secure placement in the UNC Family Medicine Residency Program, and receive support through three years of underserved care in NC.

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Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced its annual Health Care Heroes. UNC Medical Center had five honorees including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Aziz Sancar, PhD. All winners will be honored at a banquet on March 17.

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Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

Could a new class of fungicides play a role in autism, neurodegenerative diseases?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows how chemicals designed to protect crops can cause gene expression changes in mouse brain cells that look strikingly similar to changes in the brains of people with autism and Alzheimer’s disease.

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