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Managing anxiety on the run

Managing anxiety on the run

Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD, director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you may be able to quell anxiety and stress with exercise.

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UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

UNC named 12th U.S. HHT Center of Excellence by HHT Foundation

Raj Kasthuri, MD, is director of the new center of excellence for the treatment of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome, an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding.

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Scientists identify molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease

Scientists identify molecule that can increase blood flow in vascular disease

UNC researchers have discovered that a molecule called Wnt1 can improve the function of endothelial progenitor cells, increasing the blood flow to organs that previously had been cut off from the circulation.

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Sparling named fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Sparling named fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

P. Frederick Sparling, MD is J. Herbert Bate Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology Emeritus in the UNC School of Medicine. He is also director of the Southeastern STI Cooperative Research Center and the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infections.

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New hope for lupus patients

New hope for lupus patients

On March 9 the FDA approved Benlysta, the first new drug for lupus to be approved in more than 50 years.

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Packed house at Smithies symposium

Packed house at Smithies symposium

2009 Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz, PhD, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and professor of chemistry at Yale, wowed the crowd with a lecture complete with video animations and music.

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UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females

UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females

The increasing incidence was most dramatic for white females ages 18 to 44. They had a percentage change of 111 percent. Interestingly, the incidence decreased for African American and other racial groups.

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Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Cancer pharmacology expert joins UNC personalized-medicine institute

Federico Innocenti, MD, PhD, has been appointed associate professor of pharmacy in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He will serve as associate director of the UNC Institute for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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real doctors, real people - James Howard

real doctors, real people - James Howard

Dr. James Howard, a neurologist at UNC for 33 years, picked up glass blowing after his wife gave him a free class to try it out. Ever since, he's been spending his Saturdays and Sundays in front of two, 2,000-degree ovens.

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Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Dr. Smithies, a Nobel Laureate, will soon begin inspiring a new generation of scientists by using money that came with his prize to fund annual symposia at UNC featuring lectures by other Nobel Laureates.

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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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