February

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Study finds no link between subcortical brain volumes and genetic risk for schizophrenia

Proof-of-concept study provides roadmap for future research into possible associations between brain volume measures and known genetic risk factors.

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New medical education building part of NC bond package

New medical education building part of NC bond package

The UNC School of Medicine would receive $68 million in state funds to replace Berryhill Hall.

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UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

UNC autism article named one of top 10 papers of 2015

Researchers at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities tracking age-related issues of autism identified an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in this high-impact paper.

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'Why I Do So Much'

'Why I Do So Much'

Medical student Amalia Lee learned about being a caregiver from her mom, Naomi, a pediatric nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and a Lt. Col. (ret.) in the Air Force Reserves. Following her mom's path, Amalia, who serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard, looks forward to caring for children one day.

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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

Milele Bynum capped her long journey from medical school to motherhood and back again with a national award for the success of her community health program.

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Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

Led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, the five-year multi-lab effort lays the groundwork for developing treatments.

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Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

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Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

UNC researcher Ilona Jaspers, PhD, to present her findings on the potential effects of e-cigarettes

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Wanted: doctors with a rural heart

Wanted: doctors with a rural heart

A new medical education building would help UNC train more doctors, and the UNC School of Medicine's rural physician program is already training doctors to work far from urban centers.

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Dr. Kevin Brown discusses vertigo on WPTF

Dr. Kevin Brown discusses vertigo on WPTF

Dr. Brown talked with NewsRadio680 WPTF about the symptoms of vertigo, after UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams suffered an episode of vertigo during a game.

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UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

UNC School of Medicine scientists discover new way bacterial infections spread in the body

The finding offers new leads for fighting infection without contributing to one of the world’s most pressing public health concerns – antibiotic resistance.

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Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

Five named Health Care Heroes by Triangle Business Journal

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced its annual Health Care Heroes. UNC Medical Center had five honorees including Lifetime Achievement Award winner Aziz Sancar, PhD. All winners will be honored at a banquet on March 17.

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Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, according to new recommendations

Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, according to new recommendations

A UNC Lineberger researcher was first-author of a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that details guidelines for the active surveillance of men with low-risk prostate cancer. The guidelines, originally authored by Cancer Care Ontario, were reviewed and endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology with some revisions.

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Du Pisanie’s Research Comes to Life

Du Pisanie’s Research Comes to Life

A new student-produced thyroid model is now part of the UNC School of Medicine’s simulation education.

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Global Perspective, Local Touch

Global Perspective, Local Touch

More than a decade ago, Minh Nguyen came to the United States as a high school exchange student. He has since followed a path to the UNC School of Nursing, a nursing position in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at UNC Medical Center’s renowned North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and the UNC School of Medicine, where today he is training to become a physician.

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McCrory comes to Berryhill Hall

McCrory comes to Berryhill Hall

The governor met students, faculty, and administrators at the medical education building he hopes will be replaced if voters okay a bond March 15.

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Kibbe to lead UNC Department of Surgery

Kibbe to lead UNC Department of Surgery

A researcher, surgeon, and teacher with a stellar track record at Northwestern University, Melina Kibbe, MD, will join the UNC School of Medicine this summer.

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Terry Magnuson named vice chancellor for research at UNC

Terry Magnuson named vice chancellor for research at UNC

A renowned geneticist whose work spans disciplines will take the top research post at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Anorexia is Not a Choice

Anorexia is Not a Choice

Researchers at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and around the world continue to study the genetics of the disease while treating patients in desperate need of help.

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UNC research challenges Darwin, shows how a gene cheats Mendel’s law of segregation

UNC research challenges Darwin, shows how a gene cheats Mendel’s law of segregation

Led by UNC School of Medicine’s Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD, a team of geneticists found how the gene R2d2 distorts cell division across generations to affect fertility.

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Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu receives prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Biomedical engineer Zhen Gu receives prestigious Sloan Fellowship

The joint UNC/NC State researcher also earned a grant from JDRF and Sanofi to further develop glucose responsive insulin therapies for diabetes.

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Using new drug screening tool, UNC researchers identify potential treatments for Ewing sarcoma

Using new drug screening tool, UNC researchers identify potential treatments for Ewing sarcoma

In a first-of-its-kind-study, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered and applied a new screening technique capable of testing thousands of potential drug compounds to see if those compounds can reverse abnormal DNA unwinding in Ewing sarcoma, a bone and soft tissue cancer that’s most common in teens and young adults.

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