April

Clumps of red and white blood cells may contribute to sickle cell disease

April 28, 2008 — It’s long been known that patients with sickle cell disease have malformed, “sickle-shaped” red blood cells – which are normally disc-shaped – that can cause sudden painful episodes when they block small blood vessels.

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Cancer researcher, pharmacologist receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

Cancer researcher, pharmacologist receives UNC's Thomas Jefferson Award

April 25, 2008 — Dr. H. Shelton Earp, professor of pharmacology and medicine, Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research and director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been honored by his peers with the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award.

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UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

UNC wins grant to train HIV doctors in Africa

April 24, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a training fellowship from the Gilead Foundation to provide doctors from the African nation of Malawi with postdoctoral training in internal medicine.

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Dr. Robert C. Cefalo, longtime director of graduate medical education at UNC, dies at 74

Dr. Robert C. Cefalo, longtime director of graduate medical education at UNC, dies at 74

April 23, 2008 — Robert C. Cefalo, MD, PhD, professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the medical residency and fellowship programs at UNC Hospitals for 25 years, died April 22 at the age of 74.

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Researchers identify new cell targets for preventing growth of breast and other tumors

April 23, 2008 — Researchers at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered new targets for cancer treatment aimed at blocking a key step in tumor progression.

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UNC alumnus, Kardon Foundation give $1 million to establish Kittner Eye Center

April 22, 2008 — David Kittner, an attorney in Philadelphia and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Samuel and Rebecca Kardon Foundation have given $1 million to establish an endowed innovation fund for the future of the UNC School of Medicine’s department of ophthalmology.

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Survey finds disordered eating behaviors among three out of four American women

April 22, 2008 — Sixty-five percent of American women between the ages of 25 and 45 report having disordered eating behaviors, according to the results of a new survey by SELF Magazine in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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DNA Day ambassadors reach out to North Carolina high schools

April 21, 2008 — What do the cartoon character Krusty the Clown from “The Simpsons” and Hollywood actor Brad Pitt have in common?

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Most lethal melanomas are on scalp and neck

April 21, 2008 — People with scalp or neck melanomas die at nearly twice the rate of people with melanoma elsewhere on the body, including the face or ears, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found.

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UNC, Hamner Institutes announce partnership to accelerate basic, translational research

April 18, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences have signed a memorandum of understanding that will guide innovative collaborations in basic and translational research.

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UNC researchers awarded $825,000 grant for multiple sclerosis research

April 16, 2008 — A team of UNC researchers has been awarded an $825,000 grant by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Two UNC faculty members named Beckman Young Investigators

April 16, 2008 — Two up and coming UNC faculty members have been honored with Beckman Young Investigator Awards for their work on the cutting edge of chemical and life sciences research.

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Discovery of differences in heart’s precursor cells may advance treatment options

April 14, 2008 — Scientists have long thought that the cells that ultimately give rise to the heart all respond to the same cue before turning into the muscle tissue of this vital organ.

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UNC student-run free health clinic celebrates 40 years of service

April 8, 2008 — A Carrboro-based health clinic run by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students – the oldest such operation in the United States – is marking 40 years of service with a birthday party at the Carrboro Arts Center this Sunday (April 13).

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UNC professor garners distinguished investigator award for schizophrenia research

April 8, 2008 — Dr. Bryan L. Roth, a professor of pharmacology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, has been recognized with a prestigious award given to researchers of brain and psychiatric disorders who have established themselves as leaders in their fields.

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Nobel Prize recipient Oliver Smithies to speak Wednesday at UNC

Nobel Prize recipient Oliver Smithies to speak Wednesday at UNC

April 7, 2008 — Nobel Prize co- recipient Dr. Oliver Smithies will give a free public talk about “Reflections on a Lifetime of Science” at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Pieces coming together in Parkinson's, cholesterol puzzle

April 4, 2008 — In 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers published a study that found people with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson's disease than people with high LDL levels.

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