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UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

UNC scientist to partner on nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer, funded by a $1 million grant from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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Coping with back-to-school anxiety

Coping with back-to-school anxiety

Many children feel nervous about going to school for the first time or returning to school after a summer off. Here are tips for kids – and parents – on managing the back-to-school jitters.

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UNC-Duke ties lead to collaborative finding about cell division and metabolism

A new finding based on multiple collaborations between UNC and Duke scientists over several years points to new avenues for investigation of cell metabolism that may provide insights into diseases ranging from neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease to certain types of cancers.

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Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

Lisa Carey, MD, appointed Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research

The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Marilyn Jacobs Preyer (class of ’82) and L. Richardson Preyer, Jr. of Hillsborough, N.C., will be matched with $500,000 from the state of North Carolina.

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UNC, N.C. Community Colleges Partner to Prevent Cancer

UNC, N.C. Community Colleges Partner to Prevent Cancer

Project will assess needs and work to accelerate adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention interventions.

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real doctors, real people - Amelia F. Drake

real doctors, real people - Amelia F. Drake

Amelia F. Drake, MD, a professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in the UNC School of Medicine, finds a calming rhythm in rowing crew.

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Dr. Joanne Jordan receives Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award

Dr. Joanne Jordan receives Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award

The award, given by the Rural Sociological Society, honors Dr. Jordan for her work over the last 20 years in the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

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UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children's cholesterol tests

UNC study: Fasting may not be needed for children's cholesterol tests

Results showed that children who fasted for at least eight hours and those who did not fast had similar levels of total cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol, and that LDL (bad) cholesterol was only slightly higher when fasting.

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Male circumcision lowers prevalence of penile precancerous lesions among African men

A UNC-led international study shows that among Kenyan men, circumcision is associated with a lower prevalence of human papillomavirus-associated precancerous lesions of the penis.

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Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence

Ken Jacobson, PhD, Kenan Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the UNC School of Medicine, received the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Md.

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Clinical trial of molecular therapy for muscular dystrophy yields significant positive results

A molecular technique originally developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has taken one step closer to becoming a treatment for the devastating genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.

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UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

UNC Health Care wins Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award

Four years after implementing a tobacco free policy on its campus and facilities, UNC Health Care is proud to announce that it is one of nine winners of the 2011 American Cancer Society Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award.

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Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Ann Hartline: Cancer isn't all she is

Justin Cook, the videographer behind this month's Family House Diaries story, shares his thoughts about the patient featured in his video.

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Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within

Family House Diaries: Cancer Diagnosis Inspires the Artist Within

Ann Hartline, a former cardiac nurse from Asheville, N.C., credits her breast cancer diagnosis with inspiring her to take up painting farm animals and landscapes, playing the ukulele and learning to fly fish.

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Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression

A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties.

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UNC receives NIH grant to develop and test new drugs to block HIV infection

UNC receives NIH grant to develop and test new drugs to block HIV infection

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill schools of medicine and pharmacy have been awarded a $3 million federal grant to develop and test a new generation of treatments aimed at preventing sexual transmission of HIV to uninfected individuals. This remains the most common cause of HIV infection worldwide.

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New findings from University of North Carolina-led HIV prevention study, HPTN 052

New findings from University of North Carolina-led HIV prevention study, HPTN 052

UNC researchers presented detailed data from the landmark HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 052 study today at the 6th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.

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A second chance for Jakeina

A second chance for Jakeina

UNC heart surgeon Dr. Andy Kiser reflects on the remarkable story of one of his patients, Jakeina Sutton of Rose Hill, N.C., a 16-year-old who recently received a heart and kidney transplant. For Jakeina, this was her second heart transplant.

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As HIV treatment improves, 'trial effect' is diminished, new study suggests

As HIV treatment improves, 'trial effect' is diminished, new study suggests

A new study by investigators from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has confirmed the existence of a “trial effect” in clinical trials for treatment of HIV and also shows that effect has diminished over time.

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