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The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine

This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.

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Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Four Cyclists to Bike Across America for UNC AYA Cancer Support

Starting May 23, three college students and a recent graduate will ride their bikes from Washington State to Maine to raise money for the UNC Lineberger Adolecent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Support Program.

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Serving the Underserved

Serving the Underserved

After graduating this weekend, Yousef Abu-Salha, MD, will now begin a five-year residency in the urologic surgery program at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. He hopes to follow in his family's tradition of caring for those who need it most.

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UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines

UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded four multi-university cooperative research centers to develop vaccines for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Toni Darville, MD, is the principal investigator on one of them through a grant for up to $10.7 million.

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UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients

UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients

UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.

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UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees

UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd Annual Scientific Symposium at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill featured talks on cancer signaling from scientists from around the nation.

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Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

Cancer patients, doctors find healing, health in exercise

UNC Lineberger researchers are working to expand Get Real and Heel, a free exercise program for cancer survivors at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.

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UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants

UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants

Led by Jeffrey Stringer, MD, the two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.

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Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

Buse, Mayer-Davis receive ADA National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards

John Buse, MD, PhD, the Verne S. Caviness Distinguished Professor of Medicine, and Elizabeth Davis-Mayer, PhD, the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, will be honored at the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions for their clinical research and epidemiological work.

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UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing  Special Care to Patients with Dementia

UNC SOM Geriatrics Initiative Providing Special Care to Patients with Dementia

Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the treatment is a well-educated health care team delivering compassionate care.

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AMA Features the UNC Anesthesiology Department Family Day Initiative

AMA Features the UNC Anesthesiology Department Family Day Initiative

The program, co-created by Susan Martinelli, MD, fosters better communication and empathy with anesthesiologists’ loved ones outside of work.

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Six UNC School of Medicine Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Six UNC School of Medicine Students named NC Schweitzer Fellows

These students will spend next year improving community health and developing lifelong leadership skills.

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Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight

Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed two melatonin receptors bound to compounds to show their precise differences and open the door to more targeted treatments for sleep disorders, diabetes, cancers, and other conditions. The research was published in Nature.

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The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?

The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?

UNC School of Medicine scientists led lab experiments suggesting a particular brain circuit motivates us to overeat, and it could be a new target for anti-obesity and binge-eating treatments

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NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research

NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research

The UNC School of Medicine lab of William Marzluff, PhD, will collaborate with Cell Microsystems on gene editing projects to speed up the use of CRISPR workflows in lab experiments.

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Hu Earns NSF Early Career Award

Hu Earns NSF Early Career Award

Xiaogang Hu, PhD, in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected to receive a National Science Foundation Early Career Award to enhance the quality of biomedical technology addressing neurological conditions.

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Researchers Find Fewer Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, and a 16 Percent Drop in Medical Expenses, Among Recipients of Medically Tailored Meals

Researchers Find Fewer Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, and a 16 Percent Drop in Medical Expenses, Among Recipients of Medically Tailored Meals

The study, led by UNC's Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, found that participation in a medically tailored meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending.

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Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics

Four UNC Lineberger researchers – Leaf Huang, Alexander Kabanov, Andrew Wang, and Jenny Ting – presented strategies for using tiny particles to boost cancer treatment as part of a National Cancer Institute site visit.

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UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar

UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Searle Scholar

Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of pharmacology and biomedical engineering, earned a $300,000 Searle Scholars award for his work creating new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.

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