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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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real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar, a first-year resident at UNC Hospitals in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, is also a Bhangra dancer. Don't know what Bhangra dancing is? Think Indian hip-hop with very traditional roots.

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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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