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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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UNC School of Medicine establishes two regional campuses

UNC School of Medicine establishes two regional campuses

The expansion enables UNC to increase its medical school class size from 160 students to 170 in 2011 and to 180 in 2012 by sending some third- and fourth-year medical students to Asheville and Charlotte to complete their clinical education.

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Study shows team approach benefits cancer patients

In a study published in the journal Urologic Oncology, researchers showed that a multidisciplinary approach changed the initial diagnosis or treatment recommendations in almost 65 percent of cases.

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Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities celebrates new space

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities is one of the few comprehensive centers for developmental disabilities in the United States dedicated to research, training and multi-disciplinary comprehensive clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.

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Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density screening for 10 years

Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density screening for 10 years

A new study led by UNC's Dr. Margaret L. Gourlay finds that women aged 67 years and older with normal bone mineral density scores may not need screening again for 10 years. She presented these results on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR) in Toronto.

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Wake Heart & Vascular Affiliates with UNC Health Care

Wake Heart & Vascular Associates (Wake Heart) announced Friday, Oct. 15, it will affiliate with the UNC Health Care System. This affiliation will take place in January 2011.

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Anti-vomiting drug could prevent thousands of hospitalizations, save millions of dollars

An economic analysis led by Canadian researchers, in collaboration with UNC's Michael J. Steiner, MD, concludes that routinely giving ondansetron to children with gastroenteritis-induced vomiting would prevent thousands of hospitalizations and save millions of dollars each year.

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UNC receives federal funding to expand pediatrics primary care residency program

This 5-year grant will be used to create four additional intern slots per academic year, beginning in 2011, for resident physicians in UNC’s Department of Pediatrics who plan to pursue careers in primary care.

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N.C. Children’s Hospital part of $12-million grant to create first-of-its-kind disease registry for inflammatory bowel disease

This extraordinary collaboration will make available electronic medical record data about symptoms, treatments and outcomes for patients at multiple locations throughout the United States. It will allow doctors and researchers to assess which treatment strategies are having the greatest positive impacts on patients.

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