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UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

To support the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Garret Stuber, PhD, will use a new kind of microscope to further his lab’s investigation of brain circuits related to obesity.

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Lighting up Neurons

Lighting up Neurons

Garret Stuber, PhD, earns a UNC Hettleman prize for his research and promise as a young scientist uncovering the inner workings of the brain.

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Song earns Neuroscience research award

Song earns Neuroscience research award

The Society of Neuroscience recognizes the innovative research of Juan Song, PhD.

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He’s No Dummy

He’s No Dummy

His name is Bruce, he’s 5 years old, and he makes surprise visits to any locations at UNC Hospitals where children are patients.

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High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients

High mortality associated with STEMI heart attacks that occur in hospitalized patients

A new study by UNC researchers confirms their surprising earlier finding: Patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while while in the hospital for something else are more likely to die than patients who have the same type of heart attack outside the hospital.

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Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Sickle cell trait in African-Americans associated with increased kidney disease risk, new research finds

Vimal Derebail, MD, MPH, is co-first author of the study and Abhijit Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, is co-senior author. Both are members of the UNC Kidney Center.

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On Auto Attack

On Auto Attack

Our own immune cells can destroy other healthy cells to cause severe and chronic diseases. Maureen Su, MD, a 2014 Jefferson-Pilot award winner, studies how this autoimmunity happens and what it might tell us about potential cancer therapies.

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The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

The Battle against Microscopic Bugs

Edward Miao, MD, PhD, earns a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking work on the interplay between dangerous pathogens and the human immune response.

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UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

A novel siRNA-based molecule, developed by Chad Pecot, MD, successfully targets KRAS, a well-studied but hard to halt protein important for cancer development and metastasis.

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The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

The Med Student from Oak Creek Village

This month’s Real Medicine story is about a second year medical student at UNC named Kate Magee. A Raleigh, N.C. native, she’s also the recipient of an Albert Schweitzer fellowship.

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Major Medicine

Major Medicine

When acute care surgeon Amy Alger learned about the shortage of trauma care available to injured soldiers as they left the battlefield, she felt compelled to join the army. She has since been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the experiences have not only challenged her medical skills - they have broadened her perspectives on the military and life.

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Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

Ebola planning and preparation at UNC Hospitals, clinics

For months, preparations have been underway at UNC Hospitals and our clinics in case a patient presents with symptoms and a travel history consistent with Ebola Virus Disease.

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A Mother and an Advocate

A Mother and an Advocate

Patience Leino and her husband, Jordan, only spent 24 weeks with Isaac, their first child, but his memory lives on through Patience’s quest for optimal patient- and family-centered care at North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

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Taking on Tuberculosis

Taking on Tuberculosis

Graduate student Ellen Perkowski created a new tool to study how tuberculosis survives, thrives, and escapes our immune system defenses.

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Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

Improved mouse model will accelerate research on potential Ebola vaccines, treatments

UNC researchers and colleagues are the first to develop a mouse model that more accurately reflects human disease symptoms; they found a single gene crucial for disease severity.

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UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day

UNC earns award for innovative NC DNA Day

The American Association of Medical Colleges selected the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Graduate Education as a winner of a $2,500 Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award: Innovations in Research and Education.

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UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC postdoc Eric Ubil featured in audio clip by UNC TV

UNC TV reporter Daniel Lane stopped by to interview Eric Ubil, PhD, who as a graduate student studied how fibroblasts that form scar tissue can be turned into endothelial cells to help repair the heart after a heart attack.

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CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

CF Foundation honors UNC researchers for vital treatment

Hypertonic saline, developed into an effective treatment at UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with Australian researchers, has become a proven therapy for thousands of people with cystic fibrosis.

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UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

UNC researchers featured on UNC-TV for autism research breakthroughs

The collaboration of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, led to a new discovery about potential underlying causes of autism

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Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

The cries of babies whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy have increased amounts of “hyperphonation,” a new study finds.

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