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UNC researchers ‘unravel’ Zika virus (watch video)

Researchers discuss Zika virus, transmission, and protection during Tuesday's UNC School of Medicine expert panel and community discussion.

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Celebrity Poker Tournament in Charlotte will support UNC Angelman syndrome research

Celebrity Poker Tournament in Charlotte will support UNC Angelman syndrome research

On Saturday Dec. 10, 2016, Harvey’s Aces Celebrity Poker Tournament will be held at the Charlotte Museum of History. Proceeds will be donated to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation Clinic at Chapel Hill and the Harvey Baseball Foundation, two non-profit organizations that former professional baseball player Bryan Harvey helped create.

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Ewend named President of UNC Physicians

Ewend named President of UNC Physicians

Matt Ewend, MD, FACS, has been named President of UNC Physicians. In this role, Ewend will oversee the physician clinical enterprise of UNC Health Care, which includes more than 2,400 physicians and 600 Advanced Practice Providers in 450 practices spanning the UNC Physicians Network, UNC Faculty Physicians, and physician practices at UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals.

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The purist: Chapel Hill man shares journey of HIV clinical trials at UNC

The purist: Chapel Hill man shares journey of HIV clinical trials at UNC

Robert Hill has been living with HIV for 22 years. Five years ago, he enrolled in a study at the UNC School of Medicine, which was part of Dr. David Margolis’ ‘kick and kill’ strategy for eradicating HIV by flushing it out of hiding with a drug called Vorinostat and killing it with either a vaccine or with immunotherapies.

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'To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research with ‘kick and kill’

'To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research with ‘kick and kill’

In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we take a look at the trailblazing ‘kick and kill’ method of attacking HIV to cure patients. UNC researchers have been working with GlaxoSmithKline on parallel studies at the UNC Cure Center for 18 months to advance this new method of combating the global epidemic of HIV.

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Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?

Can a smart patch prevent blood clots?

In lab experiments, North Carolina researchers developed the first patch to monitor blood viscosity and release blood thinning medication as needed.

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UNC clinical trials play crucial role in FDA approval for diabetes drug

UNC clinical trials play crucial role in FDA approval for diabetes drug

Led by John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center, the clinical research of UNC doctors and the participation of thousands of patients culminates in a new, effective, and safe daily injectable drug to combat type-2 diabetes.

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Online group therapy may be effective treatment for bulimia nervosa

Online group therapy may be effective treatment for bulimia nervosa

Study led by UNC researchers compared group therapy delivered via online chat to face-to-face group therapy

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A miracle for the Millers

A miracle for the Millers

As survivability of many cancers increases, so does the opportunity to help survivors live the lives they’d imagined. Manda Miller thought bouts of Hodgkins Lymphoma at 19 and 27 had taken her chance to have children, but Jennifer Mersereau, MD, at UNC Fertility offered an innovative option for the Millers' miracle baby — a donor egg.

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 Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especially for youth

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents.

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UNC's Dr. Sidney Smith receives two major AHA awards

UNC's Dr. Sidney Smith receives two major AHA awards

This is the first time that the American Heart Association (AHA) has presented two major awards to one recipient.

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Changing Course, Finding a Home

Changing Course, Finding a Home

From his position as a transfusion medicine physician, Jay Raval, MD, collaborates with providers from across UNC Medical Center to coordinate the best treatments for patients, while also giving him the chance to study ways to improve that care. His efforts have earned him this year’s Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A

‘Unraveling Zika’: Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A

The UNC School of Medicine has more than a dozen groups dedicated to Zika research and vaccine development. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the School of Medicine will host an expert panel event and Q&A discussion in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center. The event is open to the public and audience questions are encouraged.

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Celebrating Student Research

Celebrating Student Research

On Nov. 11, the UNC School of Medicine celebrated the 48th annual Student Research Day, hosted by the John B. Graham Student Research Society.

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It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

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Following the ‘Tinman’

Following the ‘Tinman’

Inspired by a genetic discovery by her PhD mentor, UNC heart researcher Li Qian followed the ‘Tinman’ down the yellow brick road to an award-winning career in science, including the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine.

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Tracing the Development of Neurons

Tracing the Development of Neurons

Stephanie Gupton, PhD, was recently awarded a Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship Award for her research into how neurons change shape and mature during development. We sat down with her for Five Questions.

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Can nanotechnology help develop a workable dengue virus vaccine?

Can nanotechnology help develop a workable dengue virus vaccine?

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, and Stefan Metz, PhD, are creating a nanoparticle vaccine that in experiments showed increased antibody responses against one serotype of dengue virus. The de Silva group is collaborating with the UNC laboratories of Chris Luft, PhD, (pharmacy and chemistry), Jenny Ting, PhD, (genetics), and Mike Miley,PhD, (pharmacology), as well as Liquidia Pharmaceuticals to use the same nanoparticle platform to develop a vaccine for all four serotypes of the virus.

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