May

Stem cells poised to self-destruct for the good of the embryo

Stem cells poised to self-destruct for the good of the embryo

Embryonic stem cells are primed to kill themselves if damage to their DNA makes them a threat to the developing embryo. UNC researchers reveal how they do it.

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UNC study shows potential to revive abandoned cancer drug by nanoparticle drug delivery

UNC study shows potential to revive abandoned cancer drug by nanoparticle drug delivery

A team of UNC researchers developed nanoparticle carriers to successfully deliver therapeutic doses of a cancer drug that had previously failed clinical development due to pharmacologic challenges.

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DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer

DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer

The finding presents a possible explanation for why so many cancers possess not just genomic instability, but also more or less than the usual 46 DNA-containing chromosomes.

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real doctors, real people - Eric Juengst

real doctors, real people - Eric Juengst

Eric Juengst, PhD, directs the UNC Center for Bioethics. He also makes armor. Yep, the kind knights would wear while protecting their king's domain.

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Nutrition Research Institute receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for global health research

Nutrition Research Institute receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for global health research

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program achieves outstanding outcomes

UNC Cancer Care’s Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation Program is one of only 14 out of 156 centers across the country to be rated an “overperforming” center.

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Molecular subtypes and genetic alterations may determine response to lung cancer therapy

Molecular subtypes and genetic alterations may determine response to lung cancer therapy

A UNC-led team of scientists has shown for the first time that lung cancer molecular subtypes correlate with distinct genetic alterations and with patient response to therapy.

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New study shows benefit of new maintenance therapy for multiple myeloma

New study shows benefit of new maintenance therapy for multiple myeloma

Dr. Thomas Shea and Dr. Don Gabriel of UNC are co-authors of the study, which offers promising news about a new long-term therapy, lenalidomide, that can be used after transplantation to slow down the progression of the disease.

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Grant to fund use of kinase test in HER2-positive breast cancer

Grant to fund use of kinase test in HER2-positive breast cancer

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has awarded a grant of almost $900,000 to Lisa A. Carey, MD, and Gary Johnson, PhD, to research clinical applications for the first broad-based test for protein kinase activation and response to inhibitory drugs in HER2-positive breast cancer.

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Norman E. Sharpless, MD, appointed the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research

Norman E. Sharpless, MD, appointed the Wellcome Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research

The professorship was established by the School of Medicine in 1988 with gifts from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the William A. Smith Trust of Wadesboro, N.C.

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Chelminski, Meltzer-Brody named first Sanders Clinician Scholars

Chelminski, Meltzer-Brody named first Sanders Clinician Scholars

As the first two Sanders Clinician Scholars, Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, and Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, will develop educational efforts to enhance supportive direct personal contact in the daily care of patients, and to teach others to do the same.

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Collin Peterjohn: A Profound Opportunity for a Second Chance

Collin Peterjohn: A Profound Opportunity for a Second Chance

A 25-year-old Charlotte man gets a second chance at life with a profound recovery from serious lung injuries sustained in a fire that left his family homeless.

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UNC Oncology Chaplain Named North Carolina Chaplain of the Year

UNC Oncology Chaplain Named North Carolina Chaplain of the Year

This award is presented annually in recognition of “distinguished ministry in pastoral care” to a chaplain “who serves patients, community and colleagues with grace and innovation.”

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Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Join Dr. John Buse for live Facebook chat on diabetes

Dr. John Buse, director of the UNC Diabetes Care Center and chair of the National Diabetes Education Program, will host a live Facebook chat on diabetes management and prevention on Tuesday, May 22.

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N.C. House and Senate Leaders Announce UNC Health Care System and WakeMed Agreement

The agreement develops partnerships in important areas of medical education and health care delivery. UNC Health Care and WakeMed also have agreed to collaboration and transparency in other areas and have agreed to resolve current disputes amicably in support of an ongoing relationship.

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RN: Real Nurses - Kimberly Young

RN: Real Nurses - Kimberly Young

As a nurse, Kimberly Young works with patients in UNC's Surgery Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Outside of the hospital, Kimberly lives and works at the North Carolina Zen Center as an ordained Zen Buddhist nun.

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UNC to offer M.D.-M.B.A. dual-degree program through new collaboration

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Kenan-Flagler Business School have partnered to launch a unique dual-degree program offering medical students the opportunity to earn doctor of medicine and master’s of business administration degrees in five years.

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HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

A team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has demonstrated that latency develops soon after infection and slows when antiretroviral therapy is given.

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Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Wesley Burks named chair of Food Allergy Initiative’s Medical Advisory Board

UNC’s internationally renowned allergy expert to lead effort to develop new treatments and discover a cure for life-threatening food allergies.

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