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UNC researchers to lead $61-million national asthma treatment project

UNC researchers to lead $61-million national asthma treatment project

The five-year, NIH-funded research study aims to create better, more personalized asthma treatments for the millions of people who suffer from the lung condition.

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The Self-Made Scientist

The Self-Made Scientist

Andrew Hinton was working in the shipyards around Norfolk, Virginia, when his young daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies. That diagnosis, as stressful as it was, gave him the passion to change the course of his life, which led him to the UNC School of Medicine where he is enrolled in the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Program and beginning work towards earning his PhD.

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Scientists find gene linked to heightened mucus levels in lung disease

Scientists find gene linked to heightened mucus levels in lung disease

In lab experiments, UNC School of Medicine researchers showed that blocking the gene Bpifb1 led to a striking increase in the mucin protein MUC5B in mucus.

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Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

Delays for melanoma surgeries linked to insurance type

Researchers report in JAMA Dermatology that surgical treatment delays – defined as surgery that occurred more than six weeks after diagnosis – were common. Medicaid patients were 36 percent more likely than private insurance patients to experience delays.

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Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

Preliminary findings from a study led by UNC Lineberger's Bhisham Chera, MD, and Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients and identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses.

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CIDD Investigator Forum set for Oct. 10

CIDD Investigator Forum set for Oct. 10

Postdoc Meghan Swanson to present “Learning to Talk: The Neurodevelopment Behind Emerging Language”

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Can T cells be unleashed to attack skin tumors?

Can T cells be unleashed to attack skin tumors?

Maureen Su, MD, and colleagues report on a potential new way to fight melanoma by blocking one of the immune system’s checks and balances, thus freeing immune cells to attack tumors and kill cancer cells.

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The Four-Legged Volunteer

The Four-Legged Volunteer

As part of the Tar Heal Paws program, Sadie and her owner Jamie Lynn Russell volunteer their time to bring fur therapy to patients and families at UNC Medical Center and other UNC Health Care facilities. Sadie is one of fourteen canine volunteers to be featured in the first series of Tar Heal Paws trading cards, which are now being distributed to patients who receive a visit.

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How do cancer cells release their “brakes” to allow division?

How do cancer cells release their “brakes” to allow division?

Research led by Michael J. Emanuele, PhD, details a specific cellular pathway that allows replication and division – key information in the search for better ways to halt tumor growth.

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Post Heart Attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?

Post Heart Attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?

For the first time, UNC scientists detail crucial differences in two leading methods for generating heart muscle cells, a key strategy for new post-heart attack therapies.

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Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes

Two School of Medicine professors earn UNC Hettleman prizes

Mara Buchbinder and Spencer Smith were awarded $5,000 as Hettleman Prize winners, Buchbinder for her work on social and ethical health care challenges and Smith for his work on understanding the roles of brain connections in human health.

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Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

Burks publishes clinical practice article in NEJM

The article, written by Dr. Wesley Burks of UNC and Dr. Stacie M. Jones of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is published in the September 21, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards

Qian, Meshnick earn UNC mentorship awards

The UNC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs announced four recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, including two UNC School of Medicine faculty members.

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Graduate science training pays dividends in and out of the lab

Graduate science training pays dividends in and out of the lab

In a study published in PLOS ONE, UNC School of Medicine researchers found that skills developed during science PhD programs translate to success in a wide range of fields.

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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?

UNC School of Medicine researchers pinpoint signaling problems in the progenitor cells crucial for proper neuron generation and organization.

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UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

UNC launches new study to uncover nutritional impacts on early brain development

Researchers are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and collecting data on dietary nutrient intake, feeding practices, and gut microbiota abundance and diversity to elucidate the links between nutrition, the microbiome, and brain maturation processes in early childhood.

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UNC School of Medicine holds annual White Coat Ceremony

UNC School of Medicine holds annual White Coat Ceremony

On September 16, the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2021 was formally welcomed with the annual White Coat Ceremony. The event, held this year at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is an opportunity for students, along with their families and friends, to celebrate their accomplishments and look forward to the beginning of their medical training and career.

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