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Atypical brain circuits may cause slower gaze shifting in infants who later develop autism

Atypical brain circuits may cause slower gaze shifting in infants who later develop autism

These findings suggest that 7-month-olds who go on to develop autism show subtle, yet overt, behavioral differences prior to the emergence of the disorder.

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New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant brain tumor domains

New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant brain tumor domains

The probe, named UNC1215, will provide researchers with a powerful tool to investigate the function of malignant brain tumor (MBT) domain proteins in biology and disease.

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Angelo Mojica wins Silver Plate Award

Angelo Mojica wins Silver Plate Award

The awards pay tribute to excellence by recognizing the most outstanding and innovative talents in nine segments of foodservice operations.

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Genomic screening to detect preventable rare diseases in healthy people

Experts from the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health propose that screening healthy adults for preventable diseases such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and several catastrophic blood vessel disorders, among others, could potentially prevent these diseases.

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Comparing combination therapies for advanced head and neck cancer shows no improvement

Comparing combination therapies for advanced head and neck cancer shows no improvement

A team of scientists, including Neil Hayes, MD, MPH, from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, report results of a clinical trial comparing treatments for this cancer, the seventh most common tumor type in the United States.

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UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

UNC School of Medicine named Best Medical School for Primary Care

The School ranked 1st in Primary Care and 22nd in Research overall in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Medical School Rankings. Family Medicine, Rural Medicine and AIDS were also listed as top ten specialties.

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Cohen, Cotter and Damania elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Cohen, Cotter and Damania elected as 2013 Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology

Selection for fellowship is a highly competitive annual peer review process, based on scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced the field of microbiology.

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real doctors, real people - James Kurz

real doctors, real people - James Kurz

The advice Dr. Jim Kurz gives comes not only from his expertise in medicine but from his real life personal experience as well.

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Don and Cindy Sills:  Fighting Disease, Raising Awareness

Don and Cindy Sills: Fighting Disease, Raising Awareness

A Craven County woman is diagnosed with a rare soft-tissue cancer on her 35th wedding anniversary. Together, she and her husband are raising awareness about cancer while she fights the disease.

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Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy

Smithies named to first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy

Dr. Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is a 2007 Nobel Laureate whose work revolutionized research into the genetic basis of cancer.

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Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms

Alterations in brain activity in children at risk of schizophrenia predate onset of symptoms

Brain scans of children who have parents or siblings with the illness reveal a neural circuitry that is hyperactivated or stressed by tasks that peers with no family history of the illness seem to handle with ease.

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Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins

Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins

Research conducted in fruit flies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has pinpointed a specific DNA sequence that both triggers the formation of the “histone locus body” and turns on all the histone genes in the entire block.

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Storming the gates:  UNC research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize

Storming the gates: UNC research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize

Researchers in the lab of Carol Otey, PhD, found that the protein palladin enhances the ability of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) to assemble organelles known as invadopodia to break down the barriers between cells and create pathways for tumors to spread throughout the body.

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UNC Health Care and High Point Regional Complete Merger

UNC Health Care and High Point Regional Complete Merger

High Point Regional announced it has completed its merger with the UNC Health Care System effective April 1, 2013. “We proudly welcome High Point Regional’s trustees, physicians, staff and volunteers to the UNC Health Care team. With our shared mission and values, this partnership will further a comprehensive approach to health care that connects communities with the health care resources they need, provided by the local hospitals and doctors they trust,” said Gary Park, President, UNC Hospitals.

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Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Study published in PLoS Pathogens suggests new target for treatment and the eventual cure of HIV/AIDS

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RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling

RN: Real Nurses - Bren Sparling

Bren Sparling, an RN in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, says she has always been a creative person.

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