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The latest research news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science.

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Healing Broken Hearts

Healing Broken Hearts

With support from the NC TraCS Institute and a caregiver’s mentality, a UNC surgeon created a research program to address the most common birth defect.

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UNC SOM faculty recognized by Reuters as Highly Cited Researchers

The annual list of Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters recognizes the impact of leading researchers around the world across 21 fields in the sciences and social science. The 3,000 researchers highlighted in the 2015 list represent the top 1 percent cited authors in their respective research category. This includes 14 faculty members from UNC-Chapel Hill, 11 of whom are affiliated with the UNC School of Medicine.

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HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.

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UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

The Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) at UNC is working on a “kick and kill” strategy to eradicate HIV from patients.

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Blood clots and cancer: UNC professor identifies research priorities for National Institutes of Health

Blood clots and cancer: UNC professor identifies research priorities for National Institutes of Health

Nigel Key, director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, led a national initiative to prioritize research in studying the prevalence and mechanisms of venous thrombosis in cancer patients.

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UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn’t routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.

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Fischer to serve as co-PI of Ebola trial in Liberia

Fischer to serve as co-PI of Ebola trial in Liberia

UNC's William A. Fischer II, MD, is one of three co-principal investigators for PREVAIL IV, a new treatment trial for men who have survived Ebola virus disease (EVD) but continue to have evidence of Ebola virus genetic material, RNA, in their semen.

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Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

Each year on Independence Day, the organization publishes its list entitled “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” to honor the accomplishments of notable immigrants.

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Mohlke, Garcia-Martinez named Smithies Investigators

Mohlke, Garcia-Martinez named Smithies Investigators

The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of medicine and genetics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.

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Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

University of North Carolina researchers show that rates of spontaneous DNA mutation could have been 4,000 times higher than they are now, thanks to a hotter planet billions of years ago.

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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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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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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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Duronio named Associate Dean for Research

Duronio named Associate Dean for Research

Bob Duronio, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine. Duronio is a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of genetics in the School of Medicine. He is also a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences.

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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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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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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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