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UNC scientists identify cellular communicators for cancer virus

A new discovery by UNC scientists describes how cells infected by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) produce small vesicles or sacs called exosomes, changing their cellular “cargo” of proteins and RNA.

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UNC study: Frequency of foot disorders differs between African Americans and whites

African Americans in the study age 45 or older were three times more likely than whites of the same age to have corns or flat feet. In people who were not obese, African Americans were twice as likely to have bunions and hammer toes than whites.

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real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.

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Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being

The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author.

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UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

In a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has narrowed the focus of this scientific quest to a protein called RGL2.

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UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

The company, G-Zero Therapeutics, is commercializing a high potential marker of molecular age measured from a patient blood sample, which could assist physicians in making more informed treatment-management decisions.

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Dr. Jonathan Oberlander - Health care reform after the election

Dr. Jonathan Oberlander - Health care reform after the election

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, weighs in on what's next for health care reform following the November 2010 election.

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Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

A small number of people with HIV have the ability to control the infection without drugs. New results from a multinational study involving more than 300 investigators at over 200 institutions around the world may have found a genetic basis to explain how this happens.

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2010 Quality Expo recap

2010 Quality Expo recap

UNC Health Care's Quality Expo took place Oct. 19 - 20 at UNC Hospitals. The Expo, which is the annual showcase of quality and patient safety projects by departments across the Health Care System, featured more than 125 exhibits this year.

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Irelands north and south in cross border research collaboration with UNC

Irelands north and south in cross border research collaboration with UNC

The joint NIH (to UNC), Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland matching grant totals roughly $2 million a year over four years.

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UNC Hospitals and Rex Hospital sponsor Nov. 15 webinar on workplace violence

The webinar will focus on the impact and prevention of domestic violence in the workplace and will include mock interviews, model policy language and opportunities to ask questions.

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Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.

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Congrats to our Winter 2011 Plus People!

Congrats to our Winter 2011 Plus People!

Congrats to UNC Health Care's Winter 2011 Plus People. These 11 employees were recognized for being among the very best at UNC Health Care this winter. Congrats to each of our Plus People!

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Congrats to our Fall 2010 Plus People!

Congrats to UNC Health Care's Fall 2010 Plus People. These 14 employees were recognized for being among the very best at UNC Health Care this fall. Congrats to each of our Plus People!

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Study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

Study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

The study found that the cutoffs used by such infertility tests, which measure levels of a molecule called follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, label many women as infertile who actually go on to have children naturally.

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UNC scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

UNC scientists receive National Cancer Institute grant to address cancer health disparities

The five-year, $3.9 million grant will be used to target 13 North Carolina counties through the Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

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NCCU and UNC Lineberger receive NCI Partnership Grant

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded one of two Comprehensive Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership Grants in the nation to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Study details molecular structure of major cell signaling pathway

Study details molecular structure of major cell signaling pathway

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have reported the exact molecular structure and mechanisms of a major cell signaling pathway that serves a broad range of functions in humans.

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Family House Diaries: Gwen and Marty Tyson

Family House Diaries: Gwen and Marty Tyson

An uncommon but serious bone marrow disorder sends mortgage banker Gwen Tyson of Kitty Hawk, N.C., to UNC Hospitals for two bone marrow transplants. Slowly, Tyson’s blood counts are rising, and she looks forward to being back on her bicycle pedaling 14 miles at daybreak.

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Scientists find gene linked to alcoholism

Scientists find gene linked to alcoholism

The variant, in a gene called CYP2E1, is associated with a person’s response to alcohol. For the ten to twenty percent of people that possess this variant, those first few drinks leave them feeling more inebriated than the rest of the human population, who harbor a different version of the gene.

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