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Researching the Receptors

Researching the Receptors

At this year’s Smithies Nobel Symposium lecture, Stanford’s Brian Kobilka spoke on the importance of GPCRs in drug development.

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UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research consortium

UNC scientists named to European Union-funded global Zika research consortium

The UNC School of Medicine was one of two U.S. institutions named to an international research consortium funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, which invested $49 million in Zika research and vaccine development at more than 20 laboratories in Europe and Brazil.

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UNC leads first-of-its-kind, $21-million study of posttraumatic brain disorders

UNC leads first-of-its-kind, $21-million study of posttraumatic brain disorders

The longitudinal patient-centered AURORA study – the largest study of its kind – will trace the development of posttraumatic stress, minor traumatic brain injury symptoms, chronic pain, and depression, to create new diagnostic tools and treatment interventions.

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UNC scientists identify “collateral vessel” gene that protects against stroke damage

UNC scientists identify “collateral vessel” gene that protects against stroke damage

Variants of the human version of the gene may help explain why people differ so much in their ability to survive artery blockages.

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Visitor restrictions begin Nov. 14 for children under 12 in NCCC, PICU, BMTU at UNC Hospitals

To ensure the safety of our patients, visitor restrictions for children under 12 (age 11 years old and younger) will go into effect Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, for the Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) at UNC Hospitals.

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Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

Could targeting a gene linked to microcephaly lead to a better brain cancer treatment?

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. Timothy R. Gershon report preclinical findings showing promise for targeting a gene linked to microcephaly in infants as a treatment for medulloblastoma.

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Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

Study raises concerns about timely follow-up to positive mammogram for the uninsured

In the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers report that uninsured women under age 65 who received their mammogram at community screening clinics in North Carolina were less likely to get follow-up within a year of a positive mammogram, and had higher odds of missing a 60-day window for follow-up care.

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‘It began with an observation’

‘It began with an observation’

Ronald Falk, MD, earns National Institutes of Health honor for seminal work as a physician-scientist.

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UNC ranks 2nd in world for pharmacology and toxicology

UNC performed exceptionally well in health, medical and life science fields in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings.

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Sancar delivers Berryhill Lecture

Sancar delivers Berryhill Lecture

On Oct. 20, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, 2015 Nobel Laureate, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, delivered the annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture.

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Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence

Paper vs. electronic: How a dermatology prescription is written affects adherence

Adewole S. Adamson, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the UNC School of Medicine, found that patients given electronic prescriptions were more likely to pick up and fill their dermatological prescriptions than those patients who were given a traditional, written prescription.

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Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

Elder abuse under-identified in U.S. emergency departments

National Institute of Justice funds research to develop a tool to identify abuse in this setting.

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UNC’s Kibbe, Sancar elected to National Academy of Medicine

UNC’s Kibbe, Sancar elected to National Academy of Medicine

Melina Kibbe, MD, and Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, join only twelve current and former UNC School of Medicine faculty members in the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.

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New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

New ALS discovery: scientists reverse protein clumping involved in neurodegenerative conditions

By countering the tendency of the protein SOD1 to clump in motor neurons, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine find a way to protect neurons from toxic effects in lab experiments.

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Medicine's Mentors: Eric Wolak

Medicine's Mentors: Eric Wolak

In our next installment of Medicine's Mentors, Eric Wolak, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, opens up about his mentors from the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the CTICU at UNC Hospitals to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and back to Chapel Hill, where today he serves as director of medicine and oncology services at UNC Hospitals.

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UNC School of Medicine announces new class of Simmons Scholars

UNC School of Medicine announces new class of Simmons Scholars

The Simmons Scholars Program supports the work and professional development of faculty members from groups underrepresented in medicine.

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Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease patients

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

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UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

UNC researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

From non-invasive brain stimulation to the inner workings of fMRI, UNC researchers will study the human brain like never before to address neurological and psychiatric conditions such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and schizophrenia.

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