June

UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

UNC Diabetes Care Center begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study. UNC will enroll patients at locations in Durham and Greensboro, N.C.

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UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities

The study will focus on assessing the impact of a clinic-based intervention that includes having patients view a multimedia decision aid (in English or Spanish) before seeing their physician, as well as support from a bilingual patient “navigator” on completion of recommended colon cancer screening tests.

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Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added

Eligibility for aspirin for primary prevention in men increases when cancer mortality benefit added

A research team, including UNC scientists, reports that including the positive effect of aspirin on cancer mortality influences the threshold for prescribing aspirin for primary prevention in men.

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UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit

UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit

Clinical geneticist James Evans, MD, PhD helped to open the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The high-tech, high-intensity display celebrates the 10th anniversary of production of the first complete human genome sequence also known as the genetic blueprint of the human body.

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Monahan to be honored with National Hemophilia Foundation research award

Monahan to be honored with National Hemophilia Foundation research award

Paul E. Monahan, MD, will receive the Leadership in Research Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation at the foundation’s 65th anniversary reception in New York City on June 12.

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 UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle

UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle

New research from the UNC School of Medicine has shown how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.

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N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

N.C. Children's Hospital named one of 'America’s Best'

This is the sixth straight year that N.C. Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals."

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Emergency department visits by mental health patients on the rise in North Carolina

Emergency department visits by mental health patients on the rise in North Carolina

A new study by UNC researchers finds that patients with mental health disorders are visiting North Carolina hospital emergency departments in growing numbers.

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real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

real doctors, real people - Nick Ulrich

Dr. J. Niklas Ulrich, an eye surgeon at UNC, also competes at tennis with area pros and college athletes.

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Evans on Supreme Court DNA patent ruling

Evans on Supreme Court DNA patent ruling

James Evans, MD, PhD, an international expert in gene patenting and genetics policy, comments on the June 13, 2013 Supreme Court ruling regarding gene patenting.

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Most North Carolina high school students not asked about smoking by health care providers

Most North Carolina high school students not asked about smoking by health care providers

In a new survey, nearly two-thirds of North Carolina high school students who responded said that no health care professional they had seen asked them if they smoke, or advised them against smoking.

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Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

Afghan girl departs for home after heart surgery at UNC

A North Carolina nonprofit organization and a UNC Hospitals volunteer partnered to bring an 8-year-old girl with congenital heart problems to UNC for medical treatment.

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 Researchers identify key player in the genesis of human intestinal immunity

Researchers identify key player in the genesis of human intestinal immunity

Better treatments for people suffering from compromised intestinal immunity may emerge from a small-animal model of human intestinal immune development.

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Grayson hears his father's voice for the first time

Grayson hears his father's voice for the first time

Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old from Charlotte, received the auditory brain stem implant in a child done as part of an FDA clinical trial during a surgery done this spring at UNC Hospitals.

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Hearing Grayson's story around the world

Much of the world was fascinated late last week with the story and video footage of Grayson Clamp hearing for the first time. Grayson is a 3-year-old patient from Charlotte who is the first at UNC Hospitals, and among the first in the U.S., to receive an auditory brain stem implant as part of an FDA-approved trial. Watch and read just a few pieces of the coverage of Grayson's incredible story.

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Teixeira named Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences

Teixeira named Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences

Teixeira, a native of Brazil whose research field is plant biology, works in the lab run by his UNC mentor, Jeff Dangl, PhD.

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RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing

RN: Real Nurses - Sarah Hassing

Sarah Hassing, an RN in the PICU at North Carolina Children's Hospital, can make a cake look like almost anything.

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Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows

Human and canine lymphomas share molecular similarities, first large-scale comparison shows

A team of scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Duke University have conducted one of the first studies to directly compare canine and human B-cell lymphoma by examining molecular similarities and differences between the two species.

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New HIV call center will link patients to life-saving care

New HIV call center will link patients to life-saving care

As we approach National HIV/AIDS Testing Day on June 27, a new call center will connect newly diagnosed North Carolinians with HIV care providers.

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UNC researchers discover a gene’s key role in building the developing brain’s scaffolding

UNC researchers discover a gene’s key role in building the developing brain’s scaffolding

The gene, Arl13b, is necessary for the proper construction of the cerebral cortex. The finding offers new insights on normal brain development and illuminates some of the factors behind Joubert’s syndrome, a rare neurological disorder.

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Videos from Maryam's journey

On this page you can see all of the videos about the journey of Maryam, an 8-year-old girl who came from Afghanistan to North Carolina Children's Hospital at UNC for treatment of congenital heart defects, and then returned to Afghanistan.

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