October

UNC shares $6 million Leducq award to study heart failure

UNC shares $6 million Leducq award to study heart failure

A collaborative network of European and North American scientists, including from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, have been awarded a total of $6 million over five years to explore the biology of heart failure and to find new therapies for it.

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Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV dementia

Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV dementia

This is the first study to demonstrate active replication of HIV virus in a cell type other than immune T cells and which may help to predict patients at greatest risk for HIV dementia.

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UNC cardiologist named 2012 Judah Folkman Award recipient

UNC cardiologist named 2012 Judah Folkman Award recipient

Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, division chief of cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2012 North America Vascular Biology Association Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology.

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Combination therapy beneficial for head and neck skin carcinomas, UNC study shows

Combination therapy beneficial for head and neck skin carcinomas, UNC study shows

Patients with high-risk non-melanoma skin carcinomas of the head and neck may benefit from concomitant radiotherapy and chemotherapy, according to a UNC-led study.

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Project to improve use of cancer support services

Project to improve use of cancer support services

A project to improve the receipt of beneficial supportive care services for younger women who have breast cancer has received a grant of more than $780,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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BCBSNC, UNC Health Care announce medical director and name for new medical practice

BCBSNC, UNC Health Care announce medical director and name for new medical practice

Carolina Advanced Health will care for 5,000 BCBSNC members with chronic conditions. Former Brown University School of Medicine clinical professor, Dr. Thomas K. Warcup, will lead this first-of-its kind practice as medical director.

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UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network

UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network

Dr. Nicholas Shaheen, professor in the UNC School of Medicine, adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, will co-direct Barrett’s Esophagus Translational Research Network (BETRNet) projects.

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The case of the missing monocyte

The case of the missing monocyte

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists investigate a gene that appears to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. The research could inform future treatment approaches.

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Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about this surprisingly common condition.

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Tim Richardson:  A gift to himself for a second chance

Tim Richardson: A gift to himself for a second chance

A 36-year-old Anson County man donates his own stem cells for a transplant to tame an exceptionally rare condition.

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UNC's Rubinow elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC's Rubinow elected to Institute of Medicine

David R. Rubinow, MD, Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, is among the 65 new members announced by the institute on Monday (Oct. 17).

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Calmness amidst the storm

Elizabeth Swaringen, who writes our Family House Diaries stories, shares additional insights about the man who is featured in the latest installment.

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More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large joints

More African Americans burdened by osteoarthritis in multiple large joints

African Americans were also more likely to have knee osteoarthritis, but less likely to be affected by hand osteoarthritis than Caucasians, according to new findings from UNC's long-running Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project.

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Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

Study: Obesity limits effectiveness of flu vaccines

New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. Three UNC School of Medicine faculty are co-authors of the study.

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Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin

Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin

Study suggests that restricting sunbathing or visits to the tanning booth to morning hours would reduce the risk of skin cancer. That’s when DNA repair of UV radiation damage may run in high gear.

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UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant

UNC osteoarthritis study celebrates 20th year, receives $3.25 million renewal grant

News of the renewal funding arrived as the UNC researchers who run the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project are preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Smithfield, N.C.

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Study confirms males and females have at least one thing in common: upregulating X

Study confirms males and females have at least one thing in common: upregulating X

The finding provides clarity to a hotly debated topic in science and provides biologists with more information to interpret experiments involving genetic measurements in males and females.

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UNC scientist receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

UNC scientist receives grant to identify biomarkers for breast cancer recurrence risk

Melissa Troester, PhD, MPH, received $150,000 to support a research project with the goal of identifying biomarkers that will help doctors understand who is at highest risk for breast cancer recurrence.

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Biologically targeted nanoparticles may boost radiation therapy effects

Biologically targeted nanoparticles may boost radiation therapy effects

UNC scientists report what they believe is the first pre-clinical demonstration of the potential of molecularly targeted nanoparticles as a promising new class of agents that can improve chemoradiotherapy treatment.

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