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How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?

How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?

The lab of UNC Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, reveals first-ever repair map of an entire multicellular organism to illuminate some interesting inner workings of the plant kingdom’s DNA highly efficient repair system.

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Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.

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UNC Health Care achieves highest rank possible in three health IT categories

UNC Health Care achieves highest rank possible in three health IT categories

UNC Health Care’s Stage 7 designations for hospitals, outpatient practices, and advanced analytics confirm its position as a national leader in health information technology.

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UNC Aortic Team completes rare total arch aneurysm repair

UNC Aortic Team completes rare total arch aneurysm repair

Mark Farber, MD, and Thomas Caranasos, MD, successfully completed an endovascular total arch aneurysm repair, joining a handful of surgical teams around the world.

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Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

Lisa Carey, international breast cancer expert, appointed to Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board

As a member of Susan G. Komen's Scientific Advisory Board, UNC Lineberger's Lisa A. Carey, MD, will be responsible for helping guide Komen’s $956-million research program – second only to the U.S. government in funding of breast cancer research.

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Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

Payments to doctors linked to prescription practices for two cancer types

Compared to physicians who didn’t receive any payments, those who received payments for meals and lodging from a drug manufacturer had higher odds of prescribing that company’s particular drug for certain cancers, reported Aaron Mitchell, MD, and colleagues in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Celebrating Carolina Care Excellence

Celebrating Carolina Care Excellence

As the celebration of Doctor’s Day continues, please join UNC Medical Center in congratulating 173 providers who will receive the 2018 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence.

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Dayton, Kibbe, Sims inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Dayton, Kibbe, Sims inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Paul Dayton, PhD, Melina Kibbe, MD, and Christopher Sims, MD, into its College of Fellows.

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Kibbe featured as part of WRAL's Celebrating Women Series

Kibbe featured as part of WRAL's Celebrating Women Series

Melina Kibbe, MD, chair of the department of surgery, was featured by WRAL TV where she spoke about the chance encounters that shaped her career and her role in leading the national fight against sex bias in drug development.

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Valdar earns MIRA award from NIH for gene mapping

Valdar earns MIRA award from NIH for gene mapping

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Will Valdar, PhD, $2.95 million over five years to investigate the architecture of complex traits using the Collaborative Cross housed at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Evaluating the Accuracy of the Curacao Criteria in Diagnosing HHT in Children

Evaluating the Accuracy of the Curacao Criteria in Diagnosing HHT in Children

A multi-center retrospective chart review provided greater detail about the development and diagnosis of the disorder in childhood and points the way toward a better understanding of screening those at risk.

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 UNC Lineberger researchers help map the cancer genome, generate key insights

UNC Lineberger researchers help map the cancer genome, generate key insights

UNC Lineberger researchers led two major projects to mark the finale of The Cancer Genome Atlas project, which was backed by the National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute.

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ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research

ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research

In partnership with UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, the American Society of Hematology is supporting two expert review panels that will analyze the clinical significance of variants and mutations understood to be associated with myeloid malignancies and platelet disorders with the goal of aiding in their interpretation on diagnostic genetic tests.

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Companionship and Dignity: No One Dies Alone

Companionship and Dignity: No One Dies Alone

The volunteers of No One Dies Alone provide companionship to patients just days before their final breath. A recent expansion of the program – called Compassionate Companions – means that anyone who would like company for a few hours can request it.

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Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome

Genetic test may improve post-stent treatment, outcome

The study, based on results from patients treated at UNC Hospitals, found that using genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following a procedure to open narrowed blood vessels resulted in significantly fewer complications. George “Rick” Stouffer, III, MD, was a leader of the study.

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New iPhone Health App Functionality Gives UNC Health Care Patients Centralized Access to Medical Records

New iPhone Health App Functionality Gives UNC Health Care Patients Centralized Access to Medical Records

UNC Health Care patients are now among the first patients in the United States with the ability to access their medical records from multiple providers through the Apple iPhone Health app (for phones running iOS 11.3 or later).

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals with Golf Channel’s Gary Williams Celebrates 10th Anniversary and 20,000 Patients Served

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals with Golf Channel’s Gary Williams Celebrates 10th Anniversary and 20,000 Patients Served

Since opening its doors in March 2008, SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals has served more than 20,000 seriously ill patients and their loved ones. Anyone can support this critically needed hospitality house by attending Family House’s 10th Anniversary Golf Tournament & Birthday Party on Friday, April 13. Gary Williams, popular host of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, will emcee both fun-filled events at Chapel Hill Country Club.

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A talk by Joe Piven on autism and brain imaging

A talk by Joe Piven on autism and brain imaging

The director of the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities will give a talk titled "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism" April 10.

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How did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-resistant Superbug?

How did Gonorrhea Become a Drug-resistant Superbug?

Scientists led by Rob Nicholas, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine show how the gonorrhea bacterium resists last-resort antibiotic ceftriaxone while maintaining a robust growth rate.

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Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains

Fragile X Imaging Study Reveals Differences in Infant Brains

UNC School of Medicine researchers used MRIs and computer models to show that babies who develop the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome have less white matter circuitry compared to other babies. About one-third of people with fragile X meet the diagnostic criteria for autism.

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