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CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

UNC School of Medicine researchers from the lab of J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD, are co-authors of study on the creation of pluripotent stem cells that avoided transplant rejection in lab studies.

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Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

Researchers review metastatic melanoma treatment

Researchers led by UNC Lineberger’s David Ollila, MD, FACS, reviewed the results for 80 adult metastatic melanoma patients treated with talimogene laherparepvec, or TVEC.

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Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

Researchers identify cluster of N.C. counties with higher colorectal cancer death rates

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive researchers have uncovered county-level factors linked to higher colorectal cancer mortality rates in a cluster of counties in northeastern North Carolina. The study’s first author is Tzy-Mey Kuo, PhD, research associate at UNC Lineberger. Andrew Olshan, PhD, is the study’s senior author.

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Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

Lineberger Club features ovarian cancer survivor, advocate

Marie Wood shared the story of her motivation to launch the Triad chapter of She ROCKS Inc., a Wilmington-based nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for ovarian cancer research at UNC Lineberger.

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John Stackhouse, founder of the NC Jaycee Burn Center, passed away

John Stackhouse, founder of the NC Jaycee Burn Center, passed away

Stackhouse pledged $40,000 to help establish the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals. In addition, he provided a gift to establish the John Stackhouse Distinguished Professorship and lecture series in 1994 and to provide continued support for the Burn Center.

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UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report

All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.

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Dr. Cristy Page Named School of Medicine Executive Dean

Dr. Cristy Page Named School of Medicine Executive Dean

Cristy Page, MD, MPH, Chair of UNC Family Medicine, has been named Executive Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, effective February 18, 2019. This leadership position was vacated when Dr. Wesley Burks assumed the dual role of Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of UNC Health Care.

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Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain

Scientists Discover How Neuroactive Steroids Dampen Inflammatory Signaling in Immune System and Brain

Led by Leslie Morrow, PhD, research shows how new compounds could target specific brain cell receptors to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression, and posttraumatic stress.

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‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

‘Virtual Pharmacology’ Advance Tackles Universe of Unknown Drugs

Pharmacology’s Bryan Roth teamed with UCSF and European researchers to create a platform to screen hundreds of millions of never-before-synthesized compounds and then produce remarkably potent antibacterial and psychiatric drug candidates.

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UNC Lineberger awards $1.35M for cancer research

UNC Lineberger awards $1.35M for cancer research

UNC Lineberger awarded grants to 14 scientists and research teams in the fall grant awards cycle. Applications for the next round of funding will be due March 15.

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Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial

Muenzer Presents Additional Results from Groundbreaking Genome Editing Clinical Trial

Interim results presented by UNC's Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD, provide preliminary evidence that in vivo genome editing occurred in a clinical trial testing a treatment for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II), also known as Hunter syndrome.

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UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

UNC-led team awarded $5.1 million for cervical cancer prevention effort in Malawi

Jennifer Tang, MD, and Lameck Chinula, MMED, both in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine, are co-principal investigators for this USAID grant to more effectively combat cervical cancer, the leading cause of death among women in Malawi.

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UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment

UNC Researchers Dramatically Reduce Racial Disparities in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment

UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, in the department of medicine, led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black lung cancer patients versus white lung cancer patients.

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Persistent low body weight for young kids may place them at higher risk for anorexia nervosa later in adolescence

Persistent low body weight for young kids may place them at higher risk for anorexia nervosa later in adolescence

The study, co-authored by Zeynep Yilmaz, PhD, also found that persistent high body weight in young children may be a risk factor for later development of other eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and purging disorder.

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TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine

Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.

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Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Der to Receive Mentor Award from UNC-Chapel Hill

Channing Der, PhD, will be honored along with 23 other UNC faculty and teaching assistants at a banquet to celebrate the 2019 University Teaching Award winners.

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Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Sancar’s Replica Nobel Medal Now on Display at Wilson Library

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated one of three gold-plated medals as permanent gift to the university and it is now on display in the numismatics exhibit.

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Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease

Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jiandong Liu, PhD, found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac diseases.

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William Snider, Founding Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, Retires

William Snider, Founding Director of the UNC Neuroscience Center, Retires

William Snider, MD, who started the UNC Neuroscience Center in 1999 and led it for 17 years, will retire from the UNC School of Medicine February 1.

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 Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

Patient, doctor connect through rare cancer diagnosis

In March of 2011, when she was 14 years old, Lily Newton was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the bone and soft tissue called Ewing sarcoma. Cancer changed Newton’s life in more ways than she could have imagined.

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