October

Results from many large clinical trials are never published
Non-publication is more common among industry-funded trials, study finds.
UNC Lineberger discovery goes from the lab to the patient with FDA approval
New test uses PAM50 breast cancer gene signature discovered by UNC’s Perou
Twelve percent of midlife women say they are satisfied with their body size
Body-size satisfaction associated with effortful process, not passive contentment.
A New Frontier
Once unknown in the field of autism, UNC’s Mark Zylka is now uncovering potential causes for the brain disorder.
real doctors, real people - Terrence Holt
Dr. Terrence Holt, a UNC physician, is also a critically acclaimed author of fiction.
Exchanges named in 'The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013'
Exchanges, the blog of the UNC Center for Eating Disorders, is one of 18 recognized by Healthline.com as "The Best Eating Disorder Health Blogs of 2013."
Walking program reduces joint stiffness in older breast cancer survivors on aromatase inhibitor therapy
After six weeks of walking, the mean joint pain scores among the participants decreased by 10 percent, fatigue decreased by 19 percent, and joint stiffness decreased by 32 percent.
A great recipe for chicken noodle soup
With the weather turning cooler, nothing warms you up better than a nice, hot bowl of soup! Here's a great recipe for chicken noodle soup developed by the chefs at UNC Hospitals.
Kaden Gray Robinson: The Boy with the Servant’s Heart
A 10-year-old Chapel Hill boy uses his passion for helping others to nourish the bodies and souls of patients and families who stay at SECU Family House.
The Gene Team
UNC clinical geneticists Jonathan Berg and James Evans spearhead an ambitious project to catalog all genetic variations implicated in disease.
Patients with poor nutritional status before bladder cancer operation have a higher risk of postoperative complications
New ACS NSQIP® study identifies low blood albumin level as an independent risk factor for surgical-related health problems after radical cystectomy
UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App
The Daily Dose app will utilize game mechanics and social networking features to improve adherence to HIV medication.
UNC and partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health status of North Carolinians
The grant will provide another five years of funding for the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute, which is now recognized as the central entity on the UNC campus responsible for the advancement of clinical and translational research.
Veterans who mismanage money four times more likely to become homeless
Money mismanagement predicts higher odds of future homelessness, regardless of a veteran’s income or mental health.
Myron Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor
Previous recipients include Maya Angelou, Charles Kuralt, Charlie Rose and Oliver Smithies.
From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor
Five questions for Ronald Chen, a James Woods Young Faculty Award recipient dedicated to bettering treatment for cancer patients.
RN: Real Nurses - Donovan Hazard
Donovan Hazard, an RN in the Newborn Critical Care Center at N.C. Children's Hospital, is also a bow hunter.
UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism
C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.
Grayson Clamp featured on the CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook visits Grayson Clamp six months after the 3-year-old boy received an auditory brainstem implant at UNC Hospitals.
Half of prostate cancer patients in North Carolina do not receive multidisciplinary care
The results are the first findings from the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study.
UNC neuroscientists discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at UNC have shown that dendrites actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. The finding could help researchers better understand neurological disorders.
Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1
Join us at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Nov. 1, for a discussion of how fathers cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.
Promising new therapy in a smaller package
A new microbeam emitter developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by a team led by UNC Lineberger member Otto Zhou has the potential to bring a promising new form of radiation therapy into clinical use.
The Maternal Bond
Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.
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