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Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

Increased mucins pinned to worsening cystic fibrosis symptoms

The discovery from UNC School of Medicine researchers overturns a controversial research study and offers a path for creating and testing CF treatments.

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UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer

UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer

The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer.

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The Brain on Light

The Brain on Light

Graduate student Alice Stamatakis uses optogenetics to study the complicated circuitry behind reward, addiction, and aversion.

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The Man Whose Happiness is Contagious

The Man Whose Happiness is Contagious

If you happen to walk through Rex Hospital in Raleigh and pass Eugene Taylor, you’ll know it.

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Dispatch from Guinea: Containing Ebola

UNC’s Dr. William Fischer II has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May 28, 2014, as part of a team from Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières/MSF) to try to help reduce mortality from Ebola Virus in rural communities. Dr. Fischer was recruited by the World Health Organization (WHO) because of his critical care medicine expertise. With Dr. Fischer’s permission, we are posting his descriptive emails, that give insight into the experience of a frontline effort to contain the deadly pathogen.

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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 marks the seventh consecutive year that UNC Hospitals has been ranked among the nation’s preeminent pediatric facilities by U.S. News Media Group.

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Fat of the Bone

Fat of the Bone

Maya Styner, MD, unveils a new kind of study showing how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones.

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UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre

UNC-Malawi Surgical Initiative teams with Kamazu Central Hospital to open new Burn Unit and Operating Theatre

The new facilities are the result of collaboration between the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Johnson & Johnson, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, and Kamuzu Central Hospital.

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Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds

Doctors not adequately informing patients of cancer screening pros and cons, study finds

Though cancer screening has come a long way, physicians still do not thoroughly discuss with patients the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures before decisions are made to undergo the screenings, according to a new study co-authored by a UNC physician.

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