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Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders

Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders

Drs. Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka, and Bryan Roth have been awarded a $1,050,000 grant from the Simons Foundation to identify drug-like compounds for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

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Opening More Doors to Health

Opening More Doors to Health

The care provided by UNC Health Care is not limited to patients who come to its hospitals. The physicians and medical staff also are dedicated to reaching out across the state to those who need medical education and care.

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UNC Health Care and IBM Announce Nation’s Latest Major Health Information Exchange

The new UNC Health Care health information exchange is expected to be among the most advanced in the nation, creating a model for the rest of North Carolina as well as other states.

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NHRMC and UNC Health Care collaborate to provide more advanced care to area children

Through the agreement, NHRMC’s Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital and N.C. Children’s Hospital will be able to more easily collaborate on the care of local pediatric patients. Clinicians from the two hospitals will share policies, practices and protocols to seamlessly work together to provide increasingly advanced care to children close to their homes.

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Interventions to reduce African American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

Interventions to reduce African American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

That’s the conclusion of a new study led by Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The study was published online this week by the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

A new commentary by four internationally prominent genetic medicine and bioethics experts cautions against the dangers of inflated expectations for genomics research and offers ways to avoid it while still realizing “the true – and considerable – promise of the genomic revolution.”

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Family House Diaries: Brotherly Love in the Form of a Stem Cell Donation

Family House Diaries: Brotherly Love in the Form of a Stem Cell Donation

60-year-old Maxine Pender of Edgecombe County receives healthy stem cells from her older brother for a bone marrow transplant, the tried and true treatment for her type of leukemia.

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How to fight winter’s ailments

How to fight winter’s ailments

Three University of North Carolina medical professionals explain how to stay healthy in winter.

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Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

This center and its facility enables advanced research in cancer, neuroscience, medical imaging, computer science, drug discovery, nanotechnology, and imaging instrumentation.

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Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award

Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award

Dr. Anders was chosen for her work on the identification of the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer brain metastases. Dr. Hoadley is being recognized for her contributions to a UNC-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).

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real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar, a first-year resident at UNC Hospitals in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, is also a Bhangra dancer. Don't know what Bhangra dancing is? Think Indian hip-hop with very traditional roots.

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59 UNC physicians named among "America's Top Doctors"

59 UNC physicians named among "America's Top Doctors"

The doctors were chosen by their peers, based primarily for their excellence in patient care through Castle Connolly's surveying and research methods.

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function

It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don’t have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease. These findings by UNC researchers appear in the journal Genes and Development.

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UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems

UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers has been awarded a $3.6 million grant to develop computer models that will allow physicians to predict which treatments will work best in children with upper airway problems.

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Scientists link protein to the insulation of the nervous system’s wiring

This finding has particular importance because several neurodevelopmental disorders have recently been linked to genetic mutations in the complex developmental cascade containing Erk and its sister proteins.

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Membrane molecule keeps nerve impulses hopping

Membrane molecule keeps nerve impulses hopping

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine describes a key molecular mechanism in nerve fibers that ensures the rapid conductance of nervous system impulses.

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Radio host Delilah joins Together for Kids in raising money and awareness for N.C. Children’s Hospital

As a spokesperson for Together for Kids, a national alliance of children’s hospitals including North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Chapel Hill, the syndicated radio host will help raise money and awareness for this and other Together for Kids hospitals nationwide.

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Health E NC Projects to Improve Cancer Prevention, Outcomes

The projects focus on areas of the state where cancers, and in particular breast, lung and colorectal cancers, are common and place a burden on the health of North Carolinians.

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Family House Diaries - How Serious Illness Binds Strangers in Life-enriching Ways

Family House Diaries - How Serious Illness Binds Strangers in Life-enriching Ways

Serious illness most often brings devastating hardship, but it also has the potential to bring blessings with positive impact. Two couples from eastern North Carolina are living proof of how serious illness binds strangers in life-enriching ways.

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Biomarker test shows promise for melanoma diagnosis

A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma.

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