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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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Free February 23 Melanoma Patient Day Symposium Features Updates and Support

The program will feature talks by physician/scientists and a patient’s parents on topics ranging from indoor tanning to clinical trials and from genetic testing to psychosocial support for melanoma patients.

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UNC YOUR HEALTH radio program launches new show on 'Health and Healing'

UNC YOUR HEALTH radio program launches new show on 'Health and Healing'

The first guest in the Health and Healing series is Kelly Bruno, a second-year medical student at UNC who is also an amputee, an Ironman triathlete and a former contestant on "Survivor: Nicaragua."

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Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway

Roundworm unlocks pancreatic cancer pathway

A team of researchers led by Channing Der, PhD, has made a discovery about how the Ras oncogene chooses a signaling pathway and how the consequences of that choice play out in cellular development.

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Creating an "Alzheimer's friendly" home for your loved one

Creating an "Alzheimer's friendly" home for your loved one

Susan Coppola, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the UNC School of Medicine, explains how making simple changes at home can help an Alzheimer's patient stay healthier, happier and more independent.

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Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment

Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment

Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development.

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New molecule could save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke

New molecule could save brain cells from neurodegeneration, stroke

This discovery could herald a new treatment to prompt brain cells to survive in the wake of neurodegeneration or acute injury like stroke.

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UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

Dr. Anand V. Germanwala and Dr. Adam M. Zanation have published a paper describing a surgery they performed that is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's nose.

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Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sullivan among six faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, Ray M. Hayworth and Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, is among six UNC faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent depression and cardiovascular disease

UNC researchers investigate estrogen replacement therapy to prevent depression and cardiovascular disease

The study, which began in August 2010 and will be conducted entirely at UNC, seeks to enroll a total of 320 women ages 45 to 55 who are in the menopause transition. All will be randomized to receive treatment with estradiol (estrogen replacement) skin patches or placebo.

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BCBSNC, UNC Health Care Announce Partnership to Launch Novel Patient-Centered Practice

BCBSNC, UNC Health Care Announce Partnership to Launch Novel Patient-Centered Practice

The first-of-its-kind medical practice in North Carolina aims to improve health, increase satisfaction, and reduce health care costs for patients. This venture would be the first product of what Blue Cross and Blue Shield and UNC Health Care expect will be an ongoing collaboration in which they work together to enhance health care quality, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce health care costs.

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UNC study provides further insight into racial disparities in breast cancer

The results show that basal-like breast cancer is equally aggressive in African American and white women, and that African American women had worse outcomes no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed.

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