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UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy

In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.

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UNC Lineberger sequences 10,000 tumors as part of national cancer genomics effort

UNC Lineberger sequences 10,000 tumors as part of national cancer genomics effort

UNC sequenced the RNA for 10,000 tumor samples as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer.

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Lower survival rates connected with high-risk melanoma with mutations, study finds

Lower survival rates connected with high-risk melanoma with mutations, study finds

A UNC Lineberger-led study found that people with higher-risk melanoma containing either BRAF or NRAS gene mutations had lower survival rates.

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Researchers find new approach to treat drug-resistant HER2-positive breast cancer

Researchers find new approach to treat drug-resistant HER2-positive breast cancer

Using human cancer cell lines, UNC scientists identified various ways that HER2-positive breast cancer tumors resist therapy, and they discovered a potential combination therapy to overcome multiple mechanisms of resistance and kill cancer cells.

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Nash Health Care Chaplain Sows Seeds For Healthy Living

Nash Health Care Chaplain Sows Seeds For Healthy Living

The latest installment in our Real Medicine video series features the Rev. Richard Joyner, head of hospital chaplaincy at Nash Health Care, who started a community garden in a small rural town where he teaches kids to grow vegetables.

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Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure

Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocaine exposure

A new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds cocaine-specific disruptions in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation.

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A dress rehearsal for surgery

A dress rehearsal for surgery

UNC School of Medicine and NC State researchers create 3D-printed models of temporal bones to be used for surgical simulation in pediatric cases and for patients with unusual anatomy.

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UNC Hospitals receives 2015 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ from Healthgrades

This distinction, given by Healthgrades, recognizes hospitals as leaders in patient experience based on responses to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey.

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NCIOM Names Zolotor New President and CEO

NCIOM Names Zolotor New President and CEO

Adam Zolotor, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Returning the Favor

Returning the Favor

Bruce Cairns credits his military experience with shaping his perspective and making him a better doctor. Today, as a way of giving back, he’s assisting Special Forces medics with educational and career-development opportunities through the Advanced Medic Instructor Training program – a program that paved the way for the UNC School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program.

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UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC-Duke collaboration probes the depths of gut health

UNC stem cell expert Scott Magness, PhD, and Duke microbiome researcher John Rawls, PhD, are using a $50,000 grant to develop a new technology to study the co-dependent relationship between the human gut and its resident bacteria.

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UNC Neuroscience Center lab featured on UNC-TV

UNC Neuroscience Center lab featured on UNC-TV

Spencer Smith, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology and member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, was featured on North Carolina Now, a nightly program on UNC TV.

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New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.

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Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved cochlear implant

Patient at UNC Hospitals is first in U.S. to receive newly approved cochlear implant

Dr. Harold Pillsbury performed the surgery to implant a newly FDA-approved device that enables wearers to have MRI scans when needed. This was not possible with earlier cochlear implant models.

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UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

UNC School of Medicine Celebrates Match Day

On Friday, March 20, excited fourth year UNC School of Medicine students and their families packed the auditorium of the Medical Biomolecular Research Building for the annual Match Day event. The day serves as a celebration of both the completion of medical school and students learning where they will go to complete their residency training.

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Match Day: A Dream Fulfilled

Match Day: A Dream Fulfilled

Four UNC School of Medicine students detail the different paths that led them to Match Day.

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Detecting the Sensors

Detecting the Sensors

Graduate student Jon Hagar is uncovering how our immune systems can overreact to infection and trigger a life-threatening condition.

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