February

Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

Brain imaging differences evident at 6 months in infants who develop autism

This study led by UNC researchers suggests that autism does not appear suddenly in young children, but instead develops over time during infancy.

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Healing and Helping - Jodie Skoff

Healing and Helping - Jodie Skoff

As a UNC Health Care Employee Ambassador, Jodie was able to earn a $250 donation for Independent Animal Rescue in recognition of her volunteer efforts.

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Two UNC faculty co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic illness

Two UNC faculty co-author Institute of Medicine report on chronic illness

The IOM’s report authorship committee of health professionals and internationally recognized experts included UNC professors Leigh Callahan, PhD and Russell Harris MD, MPH.

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UNC to open Comprehensive Angelman Syndrome Clinic

UNC to open Comprehensive Angelman Syndrome Clinic

The new clinic, first of its kind in the nation, is one of only a few nationwide dedicated to Angelman Syndrome.

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ROCK off: Study establishes molecular link between genetic defect and heart malformation

ROCK off: Study establishes molecular link between genetic defect and heart malformation

The study also shows that treatment with a drug that regulates cell shape rescues the cardiac defect, pointing to therapeutic avenues that could one day benefit Noonan syndrome patients.

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real doctors, real people - Sara Wobker

real doctors, real people - Sara Wobker

If you saw pathology resident Sara Wobker in the halls of UNC Hospitals, you might not realize that she loves riding horses. To be more specific, Wobker performs a form of horse training called dressage.

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North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

A series of 15 scientific papers published this week in the journals of the Genetics Society of America (Genetics and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics) put North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross.

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UNC investigator issues call to action for schizophrenia research

UNC investigator issues call to action for schizophrenia research

Instead of looking for a single cause of schizophrenia, researchers should approach it as a “pathway disease” – one that results from dozens or even hundreds of factors, argues Patrick F. Sullivan, MD.

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Researchers warn of untreatable gonorrhea in the United States

Researchers warn of untreatable gonorrhea in the United States

"This is a serious problem," said P. Frederick Sparling, a professor of medicine at UNC who co-authored the perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

David Alston: Snatching the Silver Lining from the Cloud of a Cancer Recurrence

A 42-year-old Carrboro resident prepares for UNC Hospitals’ first triple-tandem stem cell transplant in an adult for the treatment of a testicular cancer recurrence, growing in wisdom and insight along the way.

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RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

RN: Real Nurses - Jeanne Gartner

Pediatric oncology nurse Jeanne Gartner has her head in the clouds. Jeanne not only is a nurse, she’s an FAA-certified hot air balloon pilot.

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