September

Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

After chronic alcohol exposure, mice are unable to control a learned fear response, shedding light on the link between alcoholism and anxiety problems like post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research

Two UNC faculty receive Autism Centers of Excellence grants for new research

Multimillion dollar grants further enhance UNC’s recognition as one of the world’s top autism research centers

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Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food

Gut microbes help the body extract more calories from food

In a study using zebrafish, UNC researchers reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats — and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.

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Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers

Older overweight children consume fewer calories than their healthy weight peers

A study by UNC pediatrics researchers finds there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” explanation for childhood obesity.

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Baric and Heise receive $21.4M from NIAID to study life-threatening viral infections

Baric and Heise receive $21.4M from NIAID to study life-threatening viral infections

Scientists at UNC’s schools of public health and medicine will lead a five-year, $21.4 million research study that could result in more effective treatments for life-threatening virus infections of the lung and central nervous system.

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North Carolina Memorial Hospital and UNC School of Medicine mark 60th anniversary

North Carolina Memorial Hospital and UNC School of Medicine mark 60th anniversary

On Sept. 2, 1952, North Carolina Memorial Hospital admitted its first patients. The hospital was built as part of the state’s Good Health Plan, which also expanded the UNC School of Medicine to a 4-year program.

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Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

New research from UNC has established a new link between two fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone H3 lysine 9 methylation and DNA methylation -- in humans.

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real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

real doctors, real people - Richard Bloomfield

Dr. Ricky Bloomfield plays a mean jazz saxophone. He also develops iPhone and iPad apps. And he's a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at UNC.

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Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.

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Heather Ledbetter:  A Second Chance with a New Liver

Heather Ledbetter: A Second Chance with a New Liver

A life-long Henderson County native receives a second chance at life with a liver transplant after a rare bone marrow disorder caused life-threatening blood clots in her liver.

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George appointed as UNC Health Care System and UNC School of Medicine Chief of Staff

George appointed as UNC Health Care System and UNC School of Medicine Chief of Staff

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, has appointed Glenn George as Chief of Staff for the UNC Health Care System and the UNC School of Medicine effective Monday, Sept. 17. In addition to her new role as Chief of Staff, Glenn will continue to serve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the UNC Health Care System.

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Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Diseases of aging map to a few ‘hotspots’ on the human genome

Genetics researchers at the UNC School of Medicine now have shown definitively that a small number of places in the human genome are associated with a large number and variety of diseases.

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Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data

Informatics approach helps doctors, patients make sense of genome data

Researchers from UNC unveil an analysis framework aimed at helping clinicians spot “medically actionable findings” from genetic tests in an efficient manner.

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RN: Real Nurses - Angela Overman

RN: Real Nurses - Angela Overman

Angela Overman, RN, is a nurse manager in G.I. surgery at UNC Hospitals. She's also very good with a lasso!

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High Point Regional Health System announces strategic partnership with UNC Health Care

High Point Regional Health System announces strategic partnership with UNC Health Care

High Point Regional Health System and UNC Health Care have agreed in principle to form a strategic partnership following unanimous approval by both organizations on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

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Endovascular Aortic Repair Devices approved by the FDA Following Testing at UNC

Endovascular Aortic Repair Devices approved by the FDA Following Testing at UNC

Two endovascular aortic repair devices tested in clinical trials at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.

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