February

Family House Diaries: Living life to the fullest despite complications from diabetes

For 54 of his 58 years, Jack Newmann of Cary, N.C. has lived with Type I diabetes and its consequences, but he hasn’t stopped living.

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Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers

More Americans than ever are suffering from allergies. As spring allergy season approaches, expert Maya Jerath explains what researchers do – and do not – know about why we get them.

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Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival

The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.

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Drug for advanced kidney cancer shrinks tumors prior to surgery

Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that therapy before surgery with the drug sorafenib can reduce the size of large tumors and could be safely undertaken administered without adding significantly to the risks of surgery.

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Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the addition or removal of a certain type of chemical tag – called an acetyl group – onto metabolic enzymes plays a key role in how cellular metabolism is regulated.

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