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UNC scientists receive grant to develop nanotechnology for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment

UNC scientists receive grant to develop nanotechnology for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment

A team of UNC scientists has received a five-year $2,308,800 grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships to address the critical need for early diagnosis of and more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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National Cancer Institute awards $13.6 million to UNC's Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

National Cancer Institute awards $13.6 million to UNC's Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

The grant will support the continued work of the center launched in 2005 as part of NCI’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. The C-CCNE, one of eight original centers in the national program, is one of nine that are funded in the new phase.

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UNC bariatric surgery program receives two important distinctions

UNC bariatric surgery program receives two important distinctions

The program has been accredited as a Level 1b facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In addition, the program was named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Family House Diaries: Charles and Patsy Harrison

Family House Diaries: Charles and Patsy Harrison

Labors of love often involve food, and a Chapel Hill couple’s life-long love of cooking and commitment to volunteering fuels them to nourish body and soul for complete strangers twice a month.

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YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates two years and 100 shows

YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates two years and 100 shows

As YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates its 100th show this weekend, the program is expanding to improve the health of thousands of citizens in local communities.

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How to tailgate the healthy way

How to tailgate the healthy way

For fans, part of the joy of football season is the chance to eat tailgate food – and to drink plenty of alcohol. Cynthia Bulik, a professor of eating disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you can stay healthy at tailgate parties from before kickoff until the final touchdown.

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UNC scientists in study describing first purification of cancer gene, BRCA2

UNC scientists in study describing first purification of cancer gene, BRCA2

Their findings could lead to a better understanding of how the protein works and how BRCA2 sequence mutations cause cancer.

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Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC

Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC

Frank Bruni, former restaurant critic for The New York Times and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give two talks at UNC on Nov. 5 and 6. Both talks are open to the public.

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National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contracts to UNC

National Cancer Institute awards two cancer drug discovery contracts to UNC

These contracts, called Task Orders, were awarded in support of the NCI’s Chemical Biology Consortium (CBC) program, and provide funding to one-year and 18-month milestones respectively.

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Boysen addresses critical keys to patient safety

Can patient safety be taught successfully? The answer is an optimistic yes, but it requires a fundamental culture change across all phases of medical education, according to Dr. Philip Boysen, executive associate dean of graduate medical education and professor of anesthesiology.

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Nine nurses named among "Great 100" in North Carolina

Nine nurses named among "Great 100" in North Carolina

Nine nurses at UNC Hospitals were named among the “Great 100 nurses of North Carolina” in 2010! Our Great 100 nurses are: Kevin Brady, Janet Chadwick, Ashley Farmer, Becky Foushee, Daniella Hatfield, Maureen Heck, Kathleen Richuso, Cheryl Stewart, and Darla Topley.

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real doctors, real people - Dr. Robert Berger

real doctors, real people - Dr. Robert Berger

Besides being the grandfather of electronic medical records at UNC, seeing patients and teaching in Rheumatology and Immunology, and teaching students in the Pharmacy School, there's another side of Dr. Berger outside the hospital that's equally varied and accomplished.

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UNC Hospitals reduces central-line associated bloodstream infections by 85 percent

UNC Hospitals reduces central-line associated bloodstream infections by 85 percent

A new study shows that several interventions implemented over a 10-year period prevented an estimated 887 infections and 244 deaths and saved UNC Hospitals more than $20 million in treatment costs.

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UNC Hospitals receives performance achievement award from American College of Cardiology Foundation

UNC Hospitals receives performance achievement award from American College of Cardiology Foundation

UNC Hospitals is one of only 26 hospitals nationwide to receive this award, which recognizes our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

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Government urges universal flu vaccinations

Government urges universal flu vaccinations

The flu kills more than 35,000 people in the United States in an average year—and most of those deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine. After last year’s H1N1 outbreak, the government says everyone over the age of 6 months needs a flu shot this year.

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AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

AIDS virus changes in semen make it different than in blood

The new findings are significant because the nature of the virus in the male genital tract is of central importance to understanding the transmission process and the selective pressures that may impact the transmitted virus.

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Genetics underlie the formation of the body’s back-up bypass vessels

Genetics underlie the formation of the body’s back-up bypass vessels

The new knowledge could help inform the current development of what are called collaterogenic therapies – drugs or procedures that can cause new collaterals to form and enlarge before or after a person suffers tissue damage from a blocked artery in the heart, brain, or peripheral tissues.

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Family House Diaries: Dana DiPerna Pillsbury

Family House Diaries: Dana DiPerna Pillsbury

A breast cancer recurrence yields a serendipitous journey for a high school English teacher from Davidson, N.C., and leaves her with far more than the disease has taken away.

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UNC physician receives $8 million from NIH to extend kidney disease project

UNC physician receives $8 million from NIH to extend kidney disease project

This award allows a team led by Dr. Ronald Falk to continue their work on glomerulonephritis and vasculitis caused by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), which is the most common form of rapidly progressing glomerular disease.

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