November

Five tips for surviving the holidays

Monday, November 24, 2008 — Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz, an expert in anxiety disorders and professor of psychiatry and psychology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences, offers five tips for coping with holiday-related stress.

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UNC researchers to host international disease surveillance conference in Raleigh

Monday, November 24, 2008 — Researchers from the department of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine are hosting the 2008 International Society for Disease Surveillance annual conference at the Raleigh Convention Center Dec. 3 to Dec. 5.

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UNC expands brain imaging study of infants at risk for autism

Monday, November 24, 2008 — A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers using brain imaging of infants to examine changes in their brains and behavior that may mark the onset of autistic symptoms is being substantially expanded after receiving an additional $3.25 million in funding.

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UNC researchers find clue to stopping breast cancer metastasis

Monday, November 17, 2008 — If scientists knew exactly what a breast cancer cell needs to spread, then they could stop the most deadly part of the disease: metastasis. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine takes a step in that direction.

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UNC, Yale partner to study effects of cocaine use on mother-infant relationships

Thursday, November 13, 2008 — Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University have been awarded almost $10 million to study the many ways cocaine use during pregnancy can negatively affect interactions between mothers and their infants.

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Largest studies of robotic-assisted surgery for gynecologic procedures find fewer complications

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 — Doctors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in the largest groups of patients to date that robotically-assisted surgery provides superior short-term outcomes for two gynecologic procedures.

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UNC study: text messaging may help children fight off obesity

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 — A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that cell phone text messaging could be used to reduce children’s chances of becoming overweight or obese later in life, by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors now.

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Without enzyme, biological reaction essential to life takes 2.3 billion years: UNC study

Monday, November 10, 2008 — All biological reactions within human cells depend on enzymes. Their power as catalysts enables biological reactions to occur usually in milliseconds. But how slowly would these reactions proceed spontaneously, in the absence of enzymes – minutes, hours, days? And why even pose the question?

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