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Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Der receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

The National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award supports accomplished leaders in cancer research.

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 By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

By solving a mystery of gene repair, scientists uncover an exception to biology’s rules

UNC Lineberger's Dale Ramsden, PhD, and his colleagues published a major study in the journal Science revealing surprising findings about the way major breaks in our DNA are repaired.

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Six UNC Health Care Hospitals Earn Top Safety Grades from Leapfrog

The latest hospital safety scores from the Leapfrog Group are out, and six hospitals affiliated with UNC Health Care received top “A” grades for their work in protecting patients and delivering excellent care.

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Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?

Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?

UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.

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A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond

A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond

A diagnosis with a rare type of blood cancer called acute promyelocytic leukemia just days before his wedding influenced Dustin Riedesel's perspective on marriage, and inspired him and his now-wife, Katie, to raise money to support cancer research.

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Blue Cross NC, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate to Expand Rural Primary Care

Blue Cross NC, UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborate to Expand Rural Primary Care

Blue Cross NC to invest $800,000 in a new UNC-Chapel Hill program that improves access to care, education and employment opportunities throughout Rockingham County.

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Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Procedures

Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50 Years of Life-Saving Procedures

The program’s major milestone was celebrated in the lobby of the UNC Children’s Hospital Monday morning with speeches from physicians that have made the program possible, along with a kidney transplant patient and his living donor.

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Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

Neuroscientists and chronic pain experts at the UNC School of Medicine used a weak alternating current of electricity to target a specific part of the brain and significantly decrease chronic lower back pain in all participants of a small clinical trial.

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UNC Medical Center resumes accepting emergency cases

UNC Medical Center resumes accepting emergency cases

The Medical Center has resumed accepting emergency cases and is accepting transfers on a case-by-case basis, and UNC Health Care clinics in the Chapel Hill area will resume normal operations today at noon.

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UNC Medical Center temporarily suspending elective surgeries due to water main break

UNC Medical Center temporarily suspending elective surgeries due to water main break

UNC Medical Center is temporarily suspending elective surgeries due to the OWASA water main break. Additionally, we are not accepting transfer patients. Trauma patients are currently being redirected to other facilities in the area.

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Qian Appointed Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute

Qian Appointed Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute

Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been named the associate director of McAllister Heart Institute effective October 1, 2018.

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Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes

Song, Hingtgen earn Hettleman Prizes

Juan Song, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology, and Shawn Hingtgen, PhD, were two of four professors from UNC-Chapel Hill to be awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty this fall.

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Shih Earns $3.8 million NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Shih Earns $3.8 million NIH BRAIN Initiative Grant

Yen-Yu Ian Shih, PhD, associate professor of neurology and member of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, will use cutting-edge neuroscience tools to improve the understanding of fMRI signal in a brain area called striatum.

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Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

Piven honored with Ruane Prize for autism research

At an awards dinner in New York City, Joseph Piven was named co-recipient of the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

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Former patient donates $10 million to further blood cancer research at UNC Lineberger

Former patient donates $10 million to further blood cancer research at UNC Lineberger

Etteinne “ET” and W. G. Champion “Champ” Mitchell of New Bern, North Carolina, will create a new fund supporting ground-breaking research in blood cancer at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, including lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma research, in gratitude for the care Champ received and to bolster research directed at finding cures.

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Can intense risk factor modification for diabetes patients harm kidney health?

Can intense risk factor modification for diabetes patients harm kidney health?

A new study co-led by Amy Mottl, MD, MPH, at the UNC School of Medicine shows that in patients with diabetes and at high risk of heart disease, intensive risk factor modification results in minor benefits and possible harm to kidneys.

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When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

Impacts of environmental toxins may be missed when researchers fail to compare effects on men and women, according to a study by UNC-Chapel Hill scientists. UNC School of Medicine’s Ilona Jaspers, PhD, led the research.

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Three SOM students make it to Three Minute Thesis finals

Three SOM students make it to Three Minute Thesis finals

Come check out the finals in Bondurant G100 Tuesday Oct. 30 at 4 pm, when Alex Chung, Susanna Harris, and Bhawana Shrestha compete with other UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students to take top prizes.

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