March 11 - 15, 2013

International Coverage

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
Agence France-Presse (Wire Service)
...Myron Cohen, a well-known US expert on HIV and chief of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina, described the French study as "provocative." "It provokes us to think. Who in the universe of people treated early can come off treatment? They showed us some clues, but it is a question that demands more science," he told AFP.

National Coverage

2014 Graduate School Rankings
U.S. News & World Report
...The U.S. News 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today, can help students sort through the myriad options available to them. The rankings evaluate programs in business, law, medicine, engineering, and education—including specialties within each discipline. ...In this year's primary care rankings, the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill traded places with the University of Washington to claim the top spot.

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The Shelf Life of Donor Blood (Blog)
The New York Times
How long should blood be stored? For decades, the Food and Drug Administration has limited storage of refrigerated red blood cells to 42 days. ...A principal investigator, Dr. Nigel Key, a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, said that even if the study showed that newer blood was better for seriously ill cardiac patients, it would not mean that all patients needed the freshest blood.

Mid-life eating disorders on the rise
"CBS This Morning" CBS News
In the past decade, eating disorder treatment centers have seen a nearly 50 percent jump in the number of people over 35 seeking help. Dr. Cynthia Bulik discusses her book on the topic. (Dr. Cynthia Bulik is the director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program and a professor of nutrition in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.)

Infant Brains and Adult Disorders
Inside Higher Ed
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Rebecca Knickmeyer explores how an infant’s brain can display signs of future neurological disorders. Knickmeyer is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Chapel Hill's School of Medicine.

State & Local Coverage

More training, bigger roles for nurse practitioners
News & Observer
In an examining room at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, Matt Feinberg checks for a variety of symptoms common to cancer patients after treatment: skin problems, mouth lesions, nausea.

He also listens carefully to Walter Sane, 70, describe how he returned to work five weeks ago, gained eight pounds and got back to the gym.

“You’re a go-getter,” Feinberg tells Sane, who explains that he was first diagnosed with cancer in 2004. On April Fool’s Day, he jokes.

UNC-CH medical school ranks No. 1 in primary care
Triangle Business Journal
The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine ranks as the No. 1 school in the nation in terms of primary care, but the Duke University School of Medicine beats out UNC-CH in research and internal medicine.

That’s according to U.S. News & World Report, L.P., which released its latest graduate school rankings on Tuesday. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business ranked higher than UNC-CH’s Kenan-Flagler.

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