April

Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cystic fibrosis

Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cystic fibrosis

The discovery by an international team of researchers offers the possibility of developing therapies to intervene in utero. Some of these genes may influence disease in other cystic fibrosis-affected organs.

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Healing and Helping - Beverly Holcombe

Healing and Helping - Beverly Holcombe

As a UNC Health Care Employee Ambassador, Beverly Holcombe was able to earn a $250 donation for the NC Triangle Komen Race for the Cure in recognition of her volunteer efforts. This is UNC Health Care's way of thanking its employees for giving back to their community.

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Gene switches do more than flip 'on' or 'off'

Gene switches do more than flip 'on' or 'off'

A UNC-led team of scientists finds that transcription factors don’t act like an ‘on-off’ switch, but instead can exhibit much more complex binding behavior.

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real doctors, real people - Austin Rose

real doctors, real people - Austin Rose

Even though he was born in Canada and his own father delivered world famous hockey star Wayne Gretzky, Austin Rose, who practices pediatric otolaryngology at UNC, didn't start playing hockey until he moved to North Carolina.

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Statement by UNC Health Care on legislation introduced today

Today the N.C. House Select Committee on State Owned Assets proposed legislation that would seriously hinder the long-term success of UNC Health Care.

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Ten minutes could save your life: FREE Head & Neck Cancer Screenings

UNC Health Care will offer free screenings during Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic on the ground floor of the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital.

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UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Hospitals is the first medical center in the Triangle to offer treatment for stroke patients with a new device that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

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Researchers identify Achilles heel of dengue virus, target for future vaccines

Researchers identify Achilles heel of dengue virus, target for future vaccines

This study for the first time shows what dengue virus region the immune system of humans target when they are fighting off the virus.

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Kinase test may yield big gains for drug-resistant cancers

Kinase test may yield big gains for drug-resistant cancers

A UNC research team unveils the first broad-based test for activation of protein kinases “en masse,” enabling measurement of the mechanism behind drug-resistant cancer and rational prediction of successful combination therapies.

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UNC receives $10 million commitment for art collection, heart disease research

Dr. Hugh A. “Chip” McAllister Jr. of Houston has made a $10 million commitment to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that will include a collection of nearly 50 works of art for the Ackland Art Museum and expand an endowment dedicated to heart disease research at the School of Medicine.

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Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

A UNC research team demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately the functions, of RNA molecules.

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Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer

A new study finds that a treatment for localized prostate cancer known as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is better than conventional conformal radiation therapy (CRT) for reducing certain side effects and preventing cancer recurrence.

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UNC scientists describe protein that protects against colon cancer

UNC scientists describe protein that protects against colon cancer

A team of UNC scientists reports that in pre-clinical models, the absence of a protein called NLRP12 significantly increases susceptibility to colitis-associated colon cancer.

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Joyce Wilson: On Trips of a Lifetime, Planned and Unplanned

Joyce Wilson: On Trips of a Lifetime, Planned and Unplanned

A Wayne County woman doesn’t let cancer, its treatment or its recurrence get in the way of her plans to attend her oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation or her own 45th high school reunion.

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UNC professor Myron Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study

UNC professor Myron Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study

Cohen’s study, HIV Prevention Trials Network 052, showed that treating people with HIV with antiretroviral therapy renders them virtually non-contagious, reducing sexual transmission by 96 percent.

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International panel recommends new model for breast cancer care

International panel recommends new model for breast cancer care

Deborah K. Mayer of UNC co-authored two articles addressing cancer-related fatigue and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage).

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Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a traditional acupuncture treatment

Pain relief with PAP injections may last 100 times longer than a traditional acupuncture treatment

UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture.

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Stanford and MIT scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Stanford and MIT scientists win 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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RN: Real Nurses - Suzy Lawrence

RN: Real Nurses - Suzy Lawrence

Suzy Lawrence, a nurse in UNC Gynecologic Oncology, takes an environmentally aware approach to the way she lives.

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Patient survival not impacted by liver transplants performed at night or on weekends

Patient survival not impacted by liver transplants performed at night or on weekends

A new study led by Dr. A. Sidney Barritt IV of UNC shows that liver transplants performed at night or on weekends do not adversely affect patient or graft survival.

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Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

New research finds that early weaning – stopping breastfeeding before six months – is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.

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Scientists awarded $2.4 million to study genetic variation in people with diabetes

Scientists awarded $2.4 million to study genetic variation in people with diabetes

The goal of the study is to identify genetic variations that may help predict the response to various treatment options for type 2 diabetes to reduce cardiovascular disease.

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