November

Irelands north and south in cross border research collaboration with UNC

Irelands north and south in cross border research collaboration with UNC

The joint NIH (to UNC), Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland matching grant totals roughly $2 million a year over four years.

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Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being

The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author.

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Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

A small number of people with HIV have the ability to control the infection without drugs. New results from a multinational study involving more than 300 investigators at over 200 institutions around the world may have found a genetic basis to explain how this happens.

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2010 Quality Expo recap

2010 Quality Expo recap

UNC Health Care's Quality Expo took place Oct. 19 - 20 at UNC Hospitals. The Expo, which is the annual showcase of quality and patient safety projects by departments across the Health Care System, featured more than 125 exhibits this year.

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Dr. Jonathan Oberlander - Health care reform after the election

Dr. Jonathan Oberlander - Health care reform after the election

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, weighs in on what's next for health care reform following the November 2010 election.

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UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

The company, G-Zero Therapeutics, is commercializing a high potential marker of molecular age measured from a patient blood sample, which could assist physicians in making more informed treatment-management decisions.

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UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

In a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has narrowed the focus of this scientific quest to a protein called RGL2.

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real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.

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UNC study: Frequency of foot disorders differs between African Americans and whites

African Americans in the study age 45 or older were three times more likely than whites of the same age to have corns or flat feet. In people who were not obese, African Americans were twice as likely to have bunions and hammer toes than whites.

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UNC scientists identify cellular communicators for cancer virus

A new discovery by UNC scientists describes how cells infected by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) produce small vesicles or sacs called exosomes, changing their cellular “cargo” of proteins and RNA.

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2010 Oncology Nursing and Service Awards Presented

2010 Oncology Nursing and Service Awards Presented

Ann Fletcher, Sam Sharf and Liz Sherwood each received a 2010 Oncology Nursing Excellence Award. Dan Roscicki was recognized with a Clinical Services Excellence Award.

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A Real Survivor: Kelly Bruno

A Real Survivor: Kelly Bruno

Kelly Bruno, a second-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also an amputee who has completed three Ironman triathlons. But she is perhaps better known to many as "Kelly B.," one of the castaways on "Survivor: Nicaragua."

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Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

For National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November, two Alzheimer's disease experts at the University of North Carolina explain what researchers know – and don’t know – about preventing the disease.

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Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have demonstrated that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway from being overused.

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Mortal chemical combat typifies the world of bacteria

Mortal chemical combat typifies the world of bacteria

New research led by scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Santa Barbara, describes new complexities in the close chemical combat waged among bacteria.

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Family House Diaries: A Thanksgiving to Remember

Family House Diaries: A Thanksgiving to Remember

A double-lung transplant gives a Lincoln County, N.C., woman a second chance at life, allowing her to witness the birth of her first granddaughter, attend her son’s wedding and meet the lung donor’s family to thank them face-to-face for their selfless generosity.

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UNC Hospitals earns Magnet designation for nursing excellence

UNC Hospitals earns Magnet designation for nursing excellence

UNC Hospitals is one of 378 facilities in the world, and among only 6 percent of all U.S. hospitals, that have earned Magnet designation.

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Arjun Deb awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators

Arjun Deb awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators

The Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Prize is one of the oldest and prestigious awards offered by the American Heart Association and encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science.

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