Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009

VIDEO: UNC study pinpoints gene controlling number of brain cells
The finding suggests that a single gene, called GSK-3, controls the signals that determine how many neurons actually end up composing the brain. This has important implications for patients with neuropsychiatric illness, as links have recently been drawn between GSK-3 and schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
UNC researcher: Racial disparities in HIV infection rate are ‘indictment’ of U.S. response to epidemic
UNC's Dr. Adaora A. Adimora and her fellow researchers examine factors responsible for the stark racial disparities in HIV infection in the U.S. and the now concentrated epidemic among African Americans.
VIDEO: Women urged to take charge of their eye health
UNC ophthalmologist Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett is among experts who urge women to take charge of their eye health. "Three quarters of visual impairment is preventable or correctable. Women spend so much time caring for others, it's time we care for ourselves, beginning with our eye health."
UNC Division of Midwifery celebrates 10 years of service at UNC Hospitals
The UNC Division of Midwifery is celebrating ten years of service at UNC Hospitals this week. Since its initiation in 1999, when the service began with only one nurse-midwife who assisted in 78 births, it has grown close to 750 percent. Last year, the service assisted in 583 deliveries.
Clemmons Named NC TraCS Institute Core Director for Kannapolis Campus
A message from Dr. Etta Pisano
Library Office Hours for the School of Medicine
October office hour topics include EndNote basics and an introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine resources.
Hunters: Don’t let buck fever be a heart hazard
Each year during hunting season, some hunters fall prey to heart attack. Dr. Paula Miller, a cardiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains what hunters can do to prevent this.
Dr. Culley Carson joins 'Here's to Your Health'
This weekend, beginning Oct. 10, we hope you can tune into 'Here's to Your Health' as Culley Carson joins the show to discuss prostate disease.
Celebrate University Day Monday, Oct. 12
Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue will address the university at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall and the Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards will be given.
Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance
Dr. Wes Wallace, an Emergency Department physician at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how a little preparation can help you deal with both minor and serious injuries that can happen during a camping trip.
Upcoming Events at the UNC Wellness Center
Upcoming events listed include a discussion on colorectal cancer and an introduction to medical acupuncture.
Commuter Updates
The updates include news about upcoming transportation forums and a Triangle Transit Survey.
UNC football affects parking, transportation
A reminder that certain parking lots are reserved for UNC home football games. UNC’s next home game is Oct. 10 at 3:30 against Georgia Southern in Kenan Stadium.
UNC Mobile for Smart Phones
Get UNC news, events, bus arrival times, YouTube videos and more on your mobile device.
Duplin Wine to support Children's Hospital
Duplin Winery, the oldest and largest winery in the south, is giving N.C. Children's Hospital fans another way to show their support. Simply purchase Duplin wine from your local retailer or restaurant this fall and enjoy. It's that easy!
A Tasteful Affair - Delight in Giving
Join the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and over two dozen restaurants, breweries, wineries and bakeries for a tasting extravaganza.