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Could Reading our Circadian Clocks According to DNA Repair Optimize Chemotherapy?

Could Reading our Circadian Clocks According to DNA Repair Optimize Chemotherapy?

For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar analyzed whole-genome DNA repair in an animal over 24 hours to find which genes were repaired, where exactly, and when, laying the groundwork for a more precise use of anti-cancer drugs.

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UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference

UNC researchers present study about family history and postpartum mental health at national APA Conference

Anna Bauer, PhD, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, were chosen by the APA to present findings from their recently published study about a new mother’s risk of postpartum psychiatric conditions when she has an immediate family member with a psychiatric disorder.

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For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study led by UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, shows that parenting concerns can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.

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UNC Medical Center again named one of '100 Great Hospitals in America'

UNC Medical Center again named one of '100 Great Hospitals in America'

Becker's Healthcare selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report's 2017-18 rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and Truven Health Analytics.

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UNC experts respond to CDC’s advisory regarding increase in mosquito and tick borne illnesses

UNC experts respond to CDC’s advisory regarding increase in mosquito and tick borne illnesses

On Tuesday, the CDC issued a report on the rising rates of tick and mosquito borne illnesses across the United States. In an interview with CNN, Myron Cohen, MD, spoke about the importance of the advisory and increasing public awareness. David Weber, MD, MPH, spoke with the New York Times about how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks.

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Sullivan makes international news with new study on genes and depression

Sullivan makes international news with new study on genes and depression

Patrick Sullivan, MD, made international news with a study he contributed to that uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease.

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Multiple UNC physicians quoted in articles for online magazine Bustle

Multiple UNC physicians quoted in articles for online magazine Bustle

Writers for Bustle, a popular online magazine created by women and for women, recently quoted multiple UNC physicians for various health-related articles.

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Commins discusses increase in Alpha-Gal Diagnoses with CBS News

Commins discusses increase in Alpha-Gal Diagnoses with CBS News

Scott Commins, MD, PhD, of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, is a nationally known expert on the Alpha-Gal allergy, a red meat allergy caused by tick bites. Diagnoses of Alpha-Gal are on the rise, and Commins spoke with CBS News about the issue.

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UNC Lineberger’s Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

UNC Lineberger’s Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

A pioneer in high-resolution electron microscopy, Jack Griffith, PhD, earned one of the most prestigious honors in science during a career packed with distinguished research and collaborations that began prior to him coming to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978.

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New Islet Cell Transplant Program, First in North Carolina, Giving Pancreatitis Patients a Better Option

New Islet Cell Transplant Program, First in North Carolina, Giving Pancreatitis Patients a Better Option

The Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program, created by Chirag S. Desai, MD, is helping patients improve their quality of life by eliminating severe pain and reducing or ending the use of narcotic pain medications, while preventing brittle diabetes.

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Researchers identify 44 genomic variants associated with depression

Researchers identify 44 genomic variants associated with depression

The study, co-led by Patrick Sullivan of UNC and Naomi Wray of the University of Queensland, is the largest genome-wide association study to date of genetic risk factors for major depression.

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Phenotyping may lead to more tailored treatment for head and neck cancer

Phenotyping may lead to more tailored treatment for head and neck cancer

Fourth-year medical student Wesley Stepp, PhD, has developed a testing method to predict aggressiveness of head and neck cancers and help physicians determine the ideal treatment regimen.

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UNC researchers identify promising delivery method for immunotherapy combination

UNC researchers identify promising delivery method for immunotherapy combination

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Z. Wang, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, believe findings, published in the journal Advanced Materials, offer a promising new nanotechnology-based delivery method for an immunotherapy combination.

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Running the Race

Running the Race

First-year medical students Rob Arend and Alex Jeffs and third-year medical student Shelley Warner all competed in the Boston Marathon, overcoming cold and wet conditions to finish the historic race.

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NC TraCS and partners awarded $58.1 million to accelerate research discoveries

NC TraCS and partners awarded $58.1 million to accelerate research discoveries

The NIH award features a new partnership with NC State, while the UNC-Chapel Hill-led Clinical and Translational Science Award Program continues its alliance with RTI International and N.C. A&T State University.

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UNC Health Care Hospitals Receive Top Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

UNC Health Care Hospitals Receive Top Safety Scores from Leapfrog Group

UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Johnston Health, High Point and UNC Rockingham earn “A” grades for safety

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Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds

Cigarillo packaging can influence product perception, study finds

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Adam Goldstein, MD, and Clare Meernik, MPH, surveyed 2,664 young adults who were current users, never users, or past users of little cigars and cigarillos, finding cigarillo packs with colors and containing a flavor descriptor were rated more positively for taste and smell. Health warnings didn’t fully mitigate the draw of the packaging.

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UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread

UNC scientists create better laboratory tools to study cancer’s spread

In the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, UNC Lineberger’s Andrew Wang, MD, and colleagues report they have developed tissue-engineered models for cancer metastases that reflect the microenvironment around tumors that promotes their growth. They believe their models, which were developed to study colorectal cancer that had spread to the liver and lung, will help scientists studying why cancers tend to spread to certain organs rather than others.

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Pope Foundation donates $10 million to UNC-Chapel Hill

Pope Foundation donates $10 million to UNC-Chapel Hill

Carolina received a $10-million commitment from the John William Pope Foundation to provide support for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Horizons, the track and field program, and the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program.

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