April

Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum

Margaret Gourlay wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from Clinical Research Forum

Dr. Gourlay, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is honored for a study that helped define appropriate bone density screening intervals for women ages 65 and older.

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Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Review: Few Effective, Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The review summarizes the results of a systematic review of clinical interventions for adults exposed to at least one traumatic event such as war, a natural or manmade disaster, motor vehicle accidents, community violence, sexual assault or domestic violence.

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Johnston Health selects UNC Health Care as strategic partner

Johnston Health selects UNC Health Care as strategic partner

On Monday, April 1, the Johnston Health Board of Commissioners announced that it is entering into exclusive negotiations for a partnership with UNC Health Care.

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Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some viral infections

Newly approved blood thinner may increase susceptibility to some viral infections

A study led by UNC researchers indicates that a newly approved blood thinner that blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections, including flu and myocarditis.

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Hepatitis A virus discovered to cloak itself in membranes hijacked from infected cells

Hepatitis A virus discovered to cloak itself in membranes hijacked from infected cells

A team led by Dr. Stanley Lemon discovered that hepatitis A virus does not have an envelope when found in the environment, but acquires one from the cells that it grows in within the liver. It circulates in the blood completely cloaked in these membranes.

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For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.

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UNC study finds that hot and cold senses interact

UNC study finds that hot and cold senses interact

This discovery has implications for how people perceive hot and cold temperatures and for why people with certain forms of chronic pain experience heightened responses to cold temperatures.

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International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

International study confirms multiple genes contribute to schizophrenia risk

By better understanding the molecular and biological mechanisms involved with schizophrenia, scientists hope to use this new genetic information to one day develop and design drugs that are more efficacious and have fewer side effects.

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UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

In the first application of this approach, the UNC researchers showed how a protein called Src kinase influences the way cells extend and move, a previously unknown role that is consistent with the protein’s ties to tumor progression and metastasis.

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Claudia Laskow:  A Sense of Humor Carries the Day

Claudia Laskow: A Sense of Humor Carries the Day

A Dare County real estate agent refuses to let a breast cancer diagnosis and its treatment detract from her trademark sense of humor and constant outreach to others.

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Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

Should doctors be involved in the concealed-weapons permit process?

UNC's Dr. Adam Goldstein and colleagues discuss in the New England Journal of Medicine medical, ethical, and legal concerns about physician involvement in concealed weapons permits. They argue that standards, protocols and new policies are needed for physicians to adequately assess a patient’s physical or mental competency in concealed-weapons permitting.

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Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases

Transcription factors regulating blood oxygen linked to melanoma metastases

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered that transcription factors regulating the levels of oxygen in the blood also play a role in the spread of the skin cancer melanoma.

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Inpatients who have STEMI heart attacks more likely to die than outpatients

Inpatients who have STEMI heart attacks more likely to die than outpatients

A new study by UNC researchers finds that patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack while hospitalized are 10 times more likely to die than patients who suffer a STEMI outside the hospital.

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UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Natalie. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred. Watch this video from the Boston Globe to see how the father-daughter team helped victims of the attack in the immediate aftermath.

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Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma

Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer and angiosarcoma

The antibody, created at the University of North Carolina, is the first therapeutic discovered that targets a protein known as SFRP2.

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real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition

real doctors, real people - RN: Real Nurses - Spartan Edition

We interrupt your regular programming of real doctors, real people and RN: Real Nurses this month to bring you a special combined edition. We're calling it the Spartan Edition!

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Pardee, UNC Health Care, and Henderson County to Strengthen Affiliation

Pardee, UNC Health Care, and Henderson County to Strengthen Affiliation

This agreement replaces the current management agreement between Pardee and UNC Health Care and extends the relationship from 10 to 25 years.

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International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data

International consortium exploring long-term outcomes of treating hepatitis C releases first data

The research, led jointly by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Florida, suggests that the safety and efficacy of the antiviral drugs telaprevir and boceprevir are similar for patients taking the treatments in real-world settings to what was observed in clinical trials.

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