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In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

In fruit fly and human genetics, timing is everything

UNC scientists show how DNA is accessed and used during the journey to maturation in fruit flies, and what this might mean to our understanding of how cancers arise.

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From engineering field comes doctor in the making

From engineering field comes doctor in the making

First-year UNC medical student and Albert Schweitzer fellow Vinayak Subramanian works with UNC REX cardiologist George Adams to improve the care of patients with peripheral artery disease, a condition that is not well understood.

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Watch: UNC Zika expert headlines Science Café

Watch video of Matt Collins, MD, PhD, an infectious diseases fellow in the lab of Aravinda de Silva, PhD, at last week's Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins spoke about ongoing efforts at UNC to develop a vaccine and better diagnostics for the Zika virus.

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All Faculty: Check Email for Doximity Survey Request

Doximity, an online physician network and partner of US News & World Report, is sending emails to physicians and faculty inviting them to rank residency programs throughout the nation for the Doximity Residency Navigator Tool. Please carefully check your email for an invitation by Doximity to participate in the survey.

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NC Children's NICU study featured on CBS North Carolina

NC Children's NICU study featured on CBS North Carolina

UNC doctors have seen an increase in premature births at the NC Children's Hospital in recent years. UNC researchers are conducting a study to find out why.

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UNC's Jonathan Berg featured on ABC 11 TV

UNC's Jonathan Berg featured on ABC 11 TV

Watch UNC geneticist Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, consult with ABC 11 TV reporter Tisha Powell about results from a direct-to-consumer genetics analysis.

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Capturing the moment of victory

Capturing the moment of victory

When the UNC Men’s Basketball team heads to the national championship game Paul Fowler – a systems architect for UNC Health Care’s ISD storage team – heads to the rooftops overlooking Franklin Street to document the celebrations that follow a win.

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Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone health

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

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Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

On May 13, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017 gathered with faculty, friends, and family in Memorial Hall to celebrate their graduation. The class selected surgeon Elizabeth Dreesen, MD, as commencement speaker.

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Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

Strategy significantly boosts colorectal screening for groups with low rates

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dan Reuland, MD, MPH, report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine that providing one-on-one support and customized tools for decision-making increased screening rates for patients at two community health centers in North Carolina and New Mexico.

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UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer

UNC Lineberger’s 41st Annual Scientific Symposium to focus on signal transduction in cancer

UNC Lineberger's 41st Annual Scientific Symposium will focus on "Developmental Signal Transduction Pathways in Cancer.” The symposium will be held May 22-23 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

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For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12

For anorexia nervosa, researchers implicate genetic locus on chromosome 12

UNC researchers led the most powerful genomic study of anorexia nervosa conducted to date to identify the common roots anorexia shares with psychiatric and metabolic traits. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, was the study's lead investigator.

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Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In February, three UNC interventional cardiologists and a team of dedicated health care professionals travelled to Nicaragua to perform a life-saving, minimally invasive procedure on as many patients as they could, and to bring the best in cardiac care to a country without heart surgeons.

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Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Zika expert to headline Science Café at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

Matt Collins, MD, PhD, will headline the May 18 Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Collins will discuss ongoing diagnostic and vaccine development for the Zika virus currently underway at the UNC School of Medicine.

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 Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy

Researchers map genetic changes in glioblastoma as it progresses, test potential treatment strategy

In a pair of preclinical studies published in the journal Neuro-Oncology, researchers from UNC Lineberger and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute report on the genetic evolution of glioblastoma as it progresses in severity and a potential strategy to treat this often fast-growing brain cancer type. Ryan C. Miller, MD, PhD, is the study's senior author.

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Called to Service

Called to Service

As a physician, leader, and educator, Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH, is focused on improving care and updating medical training to keep up with the modern world of health care. She’ll bring all of that to bear as chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

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Mobile Clinic Offers Care to Farm Workers

Mobile Clinic Offers Care to Farm Workers

Once a week during the spring and summer growing season, UNC physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students travel to Benson, NC, to provide care for the area's migrant farmworker population.

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Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women

Study confirms link between alcohol consumption, breast cancer risk in black women

In findings published in the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers confirmed the link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in a study in black women. The association has been seen in other studies drawn from majority white populations.

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UNC wins competitive NIH grant to study how nicotine affects lungs

UNC wins competitive NIH grant to study how nicotine affects lungs

UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers Rob Tarran, PhD, and Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, will lead a $2.3-million, five-year project, which will include the study of electronic cigarettes.

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UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

UNC labs awarded Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research grants

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS announced that three labs were selected for $50,000 pilot grants to further Alzheimer’s Disease research being conducted at UNC.

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