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UNC research challenges Darwin, shows how a gene cheats Mendel’s law of segregation

UNC research challenges Darwin, shows how a gene cheats Mendel’s law of segregation

Led by UNC School of Medicine’s Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, a team of geneticists found how the gene R2d2 distorts cell division across generations to affect fertility.

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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

Milele Bynum capped her long journey from medical school to motherhood and back again with a national award for the success of her community health program.

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Anorexia is Not a Choice

Anorexia is Not a Choice

Researchers at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and around the world continue to study the genetics of the disease while treating patients in desperate need of help.

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Terry Magnuson named vice chancellor for research at UNC

Terry Magnuson named vice chancellor for research at UNC

A renowned geneticist whose work spans disciplines will take the top research post at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Kibbe to lead UNC Department of Surgery

Kibbe to lead UNC Department of Surgery

A researcher, surgeon, and teacher with a stellar track record at Northwestern University, Melina Kibbe, MD, will join the UNC School of Medicine this summer.

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Global Perspective, Local Touch

Global Perspective, Local Touch

More than a decade ago, Minh Nguyen came to the United States as a high school exchange student. He has since followed a path to the UNC School of Nursing, a nursing position in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at UNC Medical Center’s renowned North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and the UNC School of Medicine, where today he is training to become a physician.

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Du Pisanie’s Research Comes to Life

Du Pisanie’s Research Comes to Life

A new student-produced thyroid model is now part of the UNC School of Medicine’s simulation education.

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Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, according to new recommendations

Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, according to new recommendations

A UNC Lineberger researcher was first-author of a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that details guidelines for the active surveillance of men with low-risk prostate cancer. The guidelines, originally authored by Cancer Care Ontario, were reviewed and endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology with some revisions.

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Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

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UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

The finding offers new leads for fighting infection without contributing to one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns – antibiotic resistance.

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Dr. Kevin Brown discusses vertigo on WPTF

Dr. Kevin Brown discusses vertigo on WPTF

Dr. Brown talked with NewsRadio680 WPTF about the symptoms of vertigo, after UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams suffered an episode of vertigo during a game.

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Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes

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Wanted: doctors with a rural heart

Wanted: doctors with a rural heart

A new medical education building would help UNC train more doctors, and the UNC School of Medicine's rural physician program is already training doctors to work far from urban centers.

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Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.

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'Why I Do So Much'

'Why I Do So Much'

Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.

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UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

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Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors.

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Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

On March 15, citizens of North Carolina will vote on a $2-billion NC Connect bond referendum for statewide investments in education, parks, safety, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure.

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