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Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes

Experts agree that adolescence marks a critical period for brain development. New research shows that binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes that could affect their lives as adults.

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UNC Lineberger scientist receives Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer

UNC Lineberger scientist receives Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer

Angelique Whitehurst, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded one of 13 Innovative Research Grants from Stand Up to Cancer, the scientific partner of the American Association of Cancer Research.

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real doctors, real people - David Peden

real doctors, real people - David Peden

Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician at UNC who also does extensive research with the EPA, studying the effects of pollution on the human body, is not what you might typically think of when you imagine a judoka (a person who practices judo).

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UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes

UNC study helps clarify link between high saturated fat diet and type 2 diabetes

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.

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Catherine Dulac, Cori Bargmann are co-recipients of 11th Perl–UNC Neuroscience Prize

Catherine Dulac, Cori Bargmann are co-recipients of 11th Perl–UNC Neuroscience Prize

The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.

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Family House Diaries: A Priceless Friendship

Family House Diaries: A Priceless Friendship

The life-threatening illnesses of their first-born children unite two couples in a friendship that each expects to bind them the rest of their days.

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In the spirit of giving back

In the spirit of giving back

Suzi Lagina, a volunteer at SECU Family House, first noticed the house one day while she was out running. "I thought, 'Gee, I might be useful there,' " she recalls.

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Butch, Tammy Davis Support SECU Family House Through Golf Tourney

The third annual Butch and Tammy Davis Tailgate Golf Tournament will benefit the SECU Family House, a hospitality house providing comfortable, convenient and affordable housing and support services for patients undergoing treatment for critical illness or trauma.

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Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development

Research led by UNC School of Medicine scientists finds that a "promiscuous DNA replication process" may be responsible for large-scale genome duplications in developing tumors.

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Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic

Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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"Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?"

"Hey Doc, how are my kidneys?"

Drag car racer Tommy Arthur was the picture of health until his kidneys began to shut down because of IgA kidney disease.

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