December

Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger

Norman E. Sharpless appointed Deputy Director of UNC Lineberger

In his new role, Dr. Sharpless will be responsible for guiding the Center’s scientific agenda across the basic, clinical and population sciences.

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277 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2013

277 UNC doctors listed in The Best Doctors in America® 2013

Many of these doctors are also listed in the December 2012 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, as part of its annual compilation of the best doctors in North Carolina.

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UNC scientist serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research

UNC scientist serves as vice-chair of report on California stem cell research

Terry Magnuson served as vice-chair of the Institute of Medicine commission on the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), whose report was released on Dec. 6.

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real doctors, real people - the year in review

real doctors, real people - the year in review

Though widely varying in activities, the UNC Health Care providers we met this year are unified in their desire for excellence and their passion for their patients.

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Study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets at once

Study paves way to design drugs aimed at multiple protein targets at once

Pharmaceutical chemists had suggested that the objective of a drug hitting multiple targets simultaneously is impossible and unlikely to succeed. This study shows how to efficiently and effectively make designer drugs that can do that.

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Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Ribisl to lead UNC Lineberger’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program

As program leader, Dr. Kurt Ribisl will coordinate program member effort and related Cancer Center resources that facilitate faculty research.

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Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Norwegian scientists win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Professor Edvard Moser and Professor May-Britt Moser are director and co-director, respectively, of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and they jointly lead the Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

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Betty Hollingsworth:  Making Stockings and More with Care

Betty Hollingsworth: Making Stockings and More with Care

A Sampson County woman with more than a passing acquaintance with caregiving sews felt Christmas stockings, asks her fellow biker church members to fill them with personal care items and delivers them to patients at SECU Family House.

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Myron Cohen December Commencement Address

Myron Cohen December Commencement Address

Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, gave the December Commencement Address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

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Gene therapy cocktail shows promise in long-term clinical trial for rare fatal brain disorder

Gene therapy cocktail shows promise in long-term clinical trial for rare fatal brain disorder

This form of gene therapy was created and developed at the UNC School of Medicine. The treatment uses a virus (adeno-associated virus, or AAV) as a “viral vector” meticulously tailored to enter the brain and safely switch good genes for bad.

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UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells

UNC researchers discover how hepatitis C virus reprograms human liver cells

Researchers in the laboratory of Stanley M. Lemon, MD, outline the critical role the microRNA known as miR-122 plays in the life cycle of the hepatitis C virus.

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New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production

New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production

A cutting-edge genomic analysis method has helped researchers track new genetic contributors relevant to diabetes. The results provide a first example that the new tool can help decipher many complex diseases such as obesity and cancer.

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The top 10 stories of 2012

The top 10 stories of 2012

As we approach 2013, take a look back at the top 10 stories from UNC Health Care this year based on visits to our newsroom.

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Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

Two University of North Carolina scientists, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies, were named charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Kim receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant

Kim receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant

William Y. Kim, MD, assistant professor in the departments of medicine and genetics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will receive $250,000 during the two-year grant term.

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UNC research uncovers new insight into cell development and cancer

UNC research uncovers new insight into cell development and cancer

The study, published December 27, 2012 by the journal Molecular Cell, implicates a unique class of proteins called polycomb-like proteins, or PCL's, as bridging molecules between the "on" and "off" state of a gene.

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Cohen named "Tar Heel of the Year" by the Raleigh News & Observer

Cohen named "Tar Heel of the Year" by the Raleigh News & Observer

Myron Cohen, MD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology, was featured in the Sunday, Dec. 30 issue of the N&O along with Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, also a "Tar Heel of Year" for 2012.

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