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UNC research highlights at 2011 Digestive Disease Week

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

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Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, after isolating normal stem cells that form the developing placenta, have given them the same properties of stem cells associated with an aggressive type of breast cancer.

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UNC scientist receives grant to address lung cancer disparities

Samuel Cykert, MD, has received a $1.8 million five-year grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study “Lung Cancer Surgery: Decisions Against Life Saving Care.”

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real doctors, real people - John Steege

real doctors, real people - John Steege

Dr. John Steege, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC and Director of the Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain, is learning to use his skilled surgeon's hands in a different way: traditional woodworking.

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Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2

Brain enlargement in autism due to brain changes occurring before age 2

A study by UNC researchers finds that children with autism who had enlarged brains at age 2 continued to have enlarged brains at ages 4 and 5. However, this increased brain growth did not continue beyond age 2.

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"Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?"

"Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?"

Drag car racer Tommy Arthur was the picture of health until his kidneys began to shut down because of IgA kidney disease.

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Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

Research led by UNC School of Medicine scientists finds that a "promiscuous DNA replication process" may be responsible for large-scale genome duplications in developing tumors.

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Butch, Tammy Davis Support SECU Family House Through Golf Tourney

The third annual Butch and Tammy Davis Tailgate Golf Tournament will benefit the SECU Family House, a hospitality house providing comfortable, convenient and affordable housing and support services for patients undergoing treatment for critical illness or trauma.

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In the spirit of giving back

In the spirit of giving back

Suzi Lagina, a volunteer at SECU Family House, first noticed the house one day while she was out running. "I thought, 'Gee, I might be useful there,' " she recalls.

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Family House Diaries: A Priceless Friendship

Family House Diaries: A Priceless Friendship

The life-threatening illnesses of their first-born children unite two couples in a friendship that each expects to bind them the rest of their days.

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Catherine Dulac, Cori Bargmann are co-recipients of 11th Perl–UNC Neuroscience Prize

Catherine Dulac, Cori Bargmann are co-recipients of 11th Perl–UNC Neuroscience Prize

The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.

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UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes

UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.

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real doctors, real people - David Peden

real doctors, real people - David Peden

Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician at UNC who also does extensive research with the EPA, studying the effects of pollution on the human body, is not what you might typically think of when you imagine a judoka (a person who practices judo).

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UNC Lineberger scientist receives Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer

UNC Lineberger scientist receives Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer

Angelique Whitehurst, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded one of 13 Innovative Research Grants from Stand Up to Cancer, the scientific partner of the American Association of Cancer Research.

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Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults.

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UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism

UNC researchers unravel clues, develop interventions for autism

As World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, approaches, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine hunt for new treatments and interventions for the disorder.

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Tet further revealed! Studies track protein relevant to stem cells, cancer

Tet further revealed! Studies track protein relevant to stem cells, cancer

UNC biochemist Yi Zhang, PhD, whose team conducted the studies, called the findings an important step in understanding the molecular mechanisms behind cell differentiation and the development of cancer.

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Vote for our videos in the People's Telly Awards!

Vote for our videos in the People's Telly Awards!

You, dear reader, are hereby asked to vote for our videos. In fact, you may vote as many times as you would like (where else can you do that without going to jail?) until Friday, April 22, and that's what we encourage you to do.

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Nine UNC Hospitals’ specialties recognized in Raleigh-Durham metropolitan ranking

In the new metropolitan Best Hospitals ranking, UNC Hospitals ranked 2nd of 18 hospitals listed for the Raleigh-Durham area, which includes Cary and Chapel Hill. Rex Hospital, part of the UNC Health Care system, ranked fifth overall in the region.

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