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 Researchers find potential key to unlocking the immune system in pancreatic cancer

Researchers find potential key to unlocking the immune system in pancreatic cancer

In the journal Cancer Immunology Research, scientists led by UNC Lineberger's Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, revealed that a molecule called interleukin-35 plays a role in suppressing cancer-fighting immune cells in pancreatic cancer.

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Sebastian's Story

Sebastian's Story

Sebastian Gonzalez and his family traveled from Costa Rica to North Carolina for one reason: to be treated by Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD. Hayes-Jordan serves as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, and Surgeon in Chief at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She's also one of the few physicians in the world to specialize in the treatment of Desmoplastic small round cell tumor, Sebastian’s rare form of cancer.

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Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Chair Dale Jenkins Announce Search Committee for Successor to William L. Roper, MD, MPH

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt and UNC Health Care Board of Directors Chair Dale Jenkins have named Robert A. Blouin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as chair, and Charles D. Owen, vice chair of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors, as vice chair for the search committee.

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Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began

Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began

UNC researcher Charles Carter, PhD, and Peter Wills, PhD, from the University of Aukland, show how genes were first translated into proteins to offer insight into a long-time scientific mystery.

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Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.

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Child Maltreatment Outreach Service connects UNC Health Care hospitals via Telemedicine

Child Maltreatment Outreach Service connects UNC Health Care hospitals via Telemedicine

A grant from The Duke Endowment funded the creation of the Telemedicine Child Maltreatment Outreach Service. The service connects six UNC Health Care facilities to the UNC Child Protection Team for consultation in suspected cases of child abuse.

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These Gummy Bear-Looking Things Will Inherit the Earth

These Gummy Bear-Looking Things Will Inherit the Earth

What can we learn from tardigrades, aka ‘water bears,’ these ultimate survivors? And what might they help us figure out regarding human health and disease?

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 Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy

Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Qing Zhang, PhD, suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.

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Buy your tickets to Be Loud! 2018, a concert to support AYA cancer program at UNC Lineberger

Buy your tickets to Be Loud! 2018, a concert to support AYA cancer program at UNC Lineberger

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation will hold its annual concert weekend fundraiser at Cat's Cradle August 24 and 25. Tickets are now available. ALL proceeds fund the AYA Cancer Support Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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