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Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

Is the finger-stick blood test necessary for type 2 diabetes treatment?

In the first large pragmatic trial of its kind in the United States, results from a UNC School of Medicine study show that checking finger-stick blood sugars may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin.

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UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for postpartum depression

UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for postpartum depression

A phase 2, double-blind study of the investigational medication, brexanolone, in the treatment of women with severe PPD published in The Lancet. Clinical trials are currently underway at UNC.

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Taking stock of the Collaborative Cross

Taking stock of the Collaborative Cross

Five years ago, the journals Genetics and G3 published a series of papers that reported the first data from the genetic resource population known as the Collaborative Cross. This week, two journals release special issues highlighting the breadth of work this tool has made possible.

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Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

Predicting Autism: Study Links Infant Brain Connections to Diagnoses at Age 2

In two previous studies, University of North Carolina researchers and colleagues linked infant brain anatomy differences to autism diagnoses at age two. Now they show differences in functional connections between brain regions at 6 months to predict autism at age two.

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Promising results found for treatment of melanoma in the brain

Promising results found for treatment of melanoma in the brain

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago, researchers presented promising data for two different investigational drug regimens used to treat melanoma that has spread to the brain, a common and deadly complication of this cancer.

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New models of kidney cancer may drive immunotherapy research

New models of kidney cancer may drive immunotherapy research

UNC Lineberger member William Y. Kim, MD, and his colleagues report in the journal Nature Communications they have created mouse models of both papillary and clear cell renal cell carcinoma that faithfully mimic the genetic changes seen in tumors of patients with these cancers.

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UNC REX Healthcare presents run/walk to end prostate cancer

UNC REX Healthcare presents run/walk to end prostate cancer

The inaugural Zero – The End of Prostate Cancer run/walk in Raleigh takes place at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, June 24.

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 With ‘new life’ after transplant, cancer survivor renews marriage vows

With ‘new life’ after transplant, cancer survivor renews marriage vows

Recognizing that her husband now had a chance for a new, healthier life thanks to a stem cell transplant, Jackie Hannah secretly arranged for a ceremony for her husband David and her to renew their marriage vows. While he was in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in March, just after the transplant, and still dressed in his pajamas, David married Jackie again with hospital staff in attendance.

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Black, white men view impacts of prostate cancer treatment differently, study finds

Black, white men view impacts of prostate cancer treatment differently, study finds

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Ronald C. Chen surveyed 1,171 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in North Carolina, finding that while both white and black men were concerned about curing their cancer and the quality-of-life impacts of treatment, more black men considered other social and personal factors -- such as recovery time and cost -- to be very important in their treatment decision-making.

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 Payments linked to higher odds of doctors prescribing certain cancer drugs

Payments linked to higher odds of doctors prescribing certain cancer drugs

In preliminary findings that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2017 in Chicago on Saturday, June 3, researchers show that when physicians had to choose between multiple, on-patent drugs for metastatic kidney cancer and chronic myeloid leukemia, they were more likely to prescribe drugs from companies they had received general payments from.

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Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

Researchers continue to seek strategy for starving brain tumors

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger researchers led by member Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, report in the latest in a series of attempts to shut down the energy production machinery in medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The findings may help researchers identify a suitable therapeutic target within the sugar metabolism pathway, and provide clues to a scientific mystery surrounding the confounding way that some cancer cells get energy from sugar.

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Camp Celebrate: Play with a Purpose

Camp Celebrate: Play with a Purpose

Camp Celebrate, a camp for pediatric burn survivors, organized by the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, welcomed campers for a weekend of fun and healing.

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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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