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Risk of death for adults with blood cancer higher in three N.C. regions

Risk of death for adults with blood cancer higher in three N.C. regions

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Dr. William A. Wood found that for patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of the state compared to a benchmark.

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Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treatment

Binge-eating disorder patients respond well to major forms of treatment

Psychological and medication treatment options are available to help patients with binge-eating disorder (BED) to achieve abstinence and improve other symptoms.

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UNC a lead site in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

UNC a lead site in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

Dr. Michael Fried, director of the UNC Liver Center, is a co-principal investigator of the PRIORITIZE Study.

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Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, protein production

Cancer-causing virus mimics host signal to drive cell growth, protein production

UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researcher Blossom Damania, PhD, and colleagues discovered a slick trick a virus uses to spur cancerous cell growth.

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UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

UNC researchers help create key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

UNC School of Medicine faculty members took on critical roles in amending diagnostic criteria questionnaires for functional GI disorders, which affect millions of people worldwide.

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Researchers discover how faulty genetic instructions drive a deadly blood cancer in adults

Researchers discover how faulty genetic instructions drive a deadly blood cancer in adults

A study by UNC Lineberger researcher G. Greg Wang, PhD, and colleagues uncovered the genetic mechanism for how acute myeloid leukemia cells with a specific DNA mutation stay as undifferentiated cells, rather than maturing into healthy blood cells.

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New ImPACT initiative puts graduate students on the path toward successful science careers

New ImPACT initiative puts graduate students on the path toward successful science careers

The immersion internship program pairs young scientists with leading companies and organizations throughout the Triangle to bolster experience outside academia.

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Chancellor to hold Zika awareness event for UNC campus community

Chancellor to hold Zika awareness event for UNC campus community

UNC School of Medicine researcher and public health officials to discuss Zika research and prevention at upcoming event for students, faculty and staff at campus event.

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E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense

E-cigarette use can alter hundreds of genes involved in airway immune defense

The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes remain unknown, but toxicologists at UNC are now uncovering how use of e-cigarettes affect genes involved in upper airway immune defense.

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The Quiet Professional

The Quiet Professional

Retired Green Beret medic Todd Williams earned three Bronze Stars and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, among other service recognitions, during his distinguished 28-year military career. Today, he helps lead nontraditional students, including military veterans with medical experience, on a path toward becoming physician assistants through the UNC School of Medicine’s recently launched Physician Assistant Program.

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UNC School of Medicine hosts medical simulation for Carolina Athletics

UNC School of Medicine hosts medical simulation for Carolina Athletics

Coaches and sports administrators participate in stressful simulation exercises to prepare themselves for the worst medical emergencies they might see.

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UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research

UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research

UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.

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Renovating primary care at the UNC Family Medicine Center

Renovating primary care at the UNC Family Medicine Center

With its grand re-opening, the UNC Family Medicine Center celebrates an extensive facility renovation and a redesigned care model. The updated facility will allow Family Medicine to keep up with growing demand, provide a wider variety of services, and offer extended hours.

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A Clear Path Forward

A Clear Path Forward

On June 14, Susan Girdler, PhD, professor of psychiatry and psychology, and the director of the Stress & Health Research Program at the UNC School of Medicine, will travel to Washington, D.C., for the first-ever United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House.

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Cancer patients miss appointments, prescriptions due to inability to afford care

Cancer patients miss appointments, prescriptions due to inability to afford care

More than one-in-four cancer patients had to pay more for medical care than they could afford, according to a study led by UNC Lineberger member Stacie Dusetzina, PhD. A reported 18 percent were unable to afford their prescription medications.

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Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile

Bacteria found in female upper reproductive tract, once thought sterile

In a preliminary finding (abstract 5568) presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD and Temitope Keku, PhD revealed they have found bacteria in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Researchers also uncovered a trend toward a distinct bacterial profile in women with ovarian cancer.

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Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

Advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care at high rates at the end of life

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The UNC Lineberger researchers who led the study also found that nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

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UNC Researchers Share ‘Nine Truths’ for World Eating Disorders Action Day

UNC Researchers Share ‘Nine Truths’ for World Eating Disorders Action Day

UNC eating disorder experts Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, and Stephanie Zerwas, PhD, bring awareness to conditions affecting more than 70 million people worldwide.

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