January

Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

Mechanism explains how virus survives in the liver and how a new antiviral works.

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Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine

Research shows progress toward a genital herpes vaccine

More than 8,000 women participated in the NIH-funded study, which was conducted in part at UNC. The vaccine was partially effective at preventing herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but did not protect women from herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).

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Benefits of statin therapy may extend beyond lowering lipids

Benefits of statin therapy may extend beyond lowering lipids

A study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway that leads to the formation of abnormal blood clots. They turned it off using a popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins.

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Thomas appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor

Thomas appointed first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor

Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD, was appointed the first Irene and Robert Alan Briggaman Distinguished Professor. The professorship is named in honor of Dr. Briggaman, who served as chair of the UNC Department of Dermatology from 1987-1999, and his wife, Irene.

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UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making

UNC surgeons co-author study on breast cancer treatment decision making

Results showed that 46 percent of respondents knew that local recurrence risk is higher after breast conservation surgery than with mastectomy.

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Alan W. Cross, MD, dies at 67

Alan W. Cross, MD, dies at 67

Cross was known as a compassionate physician, a vocal public health advocate and an exemplary teacher.

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real doctors, real people - Paul Godley

real doctors, real people - Paul Godley

Whether photographing a child in the streets of Vietnam or consulting with a patient about a diagnosis, Dr. Paul Godley employs his intuition and charming personality to put the person in front of him at ease within a matter of moments.

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Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary

Family House Diaries: On Sanctuary

A colon cancer diagnosis forces a retired career social worker and loving mother, wife and sibling to step back from taking care of others and take care of herself.

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UNC Promotes Research Ethics in Africa

UNC Promotes Research Ethics in Africa

Biomedical research is increasingly being outsourced to developing countries, raising concerns about the potential for exploitation of vulnerable populations. In response, UNC researchers are spearheading projects to cultivate a culture of bioethics in several African countries.

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Diets high in fiber won't protect against diverticulosis

Diets high in fiber won't protect against diverticulosis

UNC researchers challenge commonly-held beliefs about the causes of a major intestinal disease.

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Update from Jan. 23 House Select Committee meeting

Update from Jan. 23 House Select Committee meeting

The House Select Committee on the Sale of State Assets met Monday, Jan. 23. WakeMed's CEO spoke at the hearing and answered questions from legislators. The format of the hearing did not provide an opportunity to correct information, so we have created a document to set the record straight.

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Lungs infected with plague bacteria also become playgrounds for other microbes

Lungs infected with plague bacteria also become playgrounds for other microbes

Researchers led by William E. Goldman, PhD of the UNC School of Medicine show that the plague bacteria transform the lungs from a nasty place for microbes into a playground for them to flourish.

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Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

Sonicating sperm: The future of male contraception

UNC researchers find that modern ultrasound equipment normally used for physical therapy effectively reduced sperm counts in laboratory rats to levels far below what is normally seen in fertile men.

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