October

Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds four at UNC Lineberger

Four faculty members from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded yearlong grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

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Clinical trial promotes new standards for colorectal cancer treatment

Monday, October 26, 2009 - In a review article published this month in The Oncologist, UNC’s Dr. Richard M. Goldberg and a team of colleagues catalogue how the data collected in a single large comparative clinical trial testing combination chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer has been used not only to benefit the patients that enrolled but also patients who subsequently developed the disease.

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UNC awarded $2.5 million from NIH to establish collaborative research center

Friday, October 23, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded $2.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new cooperative research center for studies of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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Messenger RNA with FLASH

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 - A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified a key player in a molecular process essential for DNA replication within cells.

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Family House Diaries: Going Forward in All New Skin

Family House Diaries: Going Forward in All New Skin

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 — 20-year-old Caitlin Hughes of Charlotte lost 90 percent of her skin after suffering a severe reaction to antibiotics prescribed for acne. This is the story of her remarkable recovery.

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Scientists demonstrate link between genetic defect and brain changes in schizophrenia

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 - Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have found that the 22q11 gene deletion – a mutation that confers the highest known genetic risk for schizophrenia – is associated with changes in the development of the brain that ultimately affect how its circuit elements are assembled.

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Coach Williams Raises $1 Million For Cancer Research

Friday, October 16, 2009 — In just five years, Coach Roy Williams has raised more than $1 million for cancer research, treatment and prevention programs in our community. These funds have been raised through Coach Williams’ highly successful Fast Break Against Cancer event, which was launched in 2004. Coach Williams also directed half of the proceeds from the sold-out UNC Alumni Basketball game to support cancer research at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome

UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome

Thursday, October 15, 2009 — Their effort will be part of a consortium of investigators studying the human genome blueprint, titled the “ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements” (ENCODE). The consortium’s overall goal is to assemble a comprehensive catalog of functional elements in the human genome.

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Dr. Egan receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research

Dr. Egan receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 — The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Thomas M. Egan, a professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina, a $1.47 million, two-year grant for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant increase in the number of lungs available for transplant.

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UNC researcher awarded grant for anti-diarrhea vaccine study in Nicaragua

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 — The grant was awarded to Sylvia Becker-Dreps, M.D., M.P.H., an assistant professor of family medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, who recently completed a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Primary Care Research Fellowship at UNC.

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UNC awarded $6.2 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network

UNC awarded $6.2 million renewal grant by NIH Rare Diseases Research Network

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a five-year, $6.2 million renewal grant to continue its work as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN).

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UNC study: Children can greatly reduce abdominal pain by using their imagination

UNC study: Children can greatly reduce abdominal pain by using their imagination

Monday, October 12, 2009 — This study found that children with functional abdominal pain who used audio recordings of guided imagery at home in addition to standard medical treatment were almost three times as likely to improve their pain problem, compared to children who received standard treatment alone.

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UNC Health Sciences Library hosts talk on art and medicine

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 — The Health Sciences Library at the UNC-Chapel Hill will host a panel discussion on Oct. 14 on the relationship between art and medicine.

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Women urged to take charge of their eye health

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 — Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hartnett of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is among experts who urge women to take charge of their eye health.

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Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance

Be a happy camper: Plan your emergency response in advance

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 — 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.

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Hunters: Don’t let buck fever be a heart hazard

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 — 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.

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UNC Division of Midwifery celebrates 10 years of service at UNC Hospitals

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 — The UNC Division of Midwifery is celebrating ten years of service at UNC Hospitals this week. They are hosting a celebration Thursday, Oct. 8 in the lobby of N.C. Women’s Hospital from 6 – 8 p.m., with catered food and door prizes.

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UNC researcher: Racial disparities in HIV infection rate are ‘indictment’ of U.S. response to epidemic

UNC researcher: Racial disparities in HIV infection rate are ‘indictment’ of U.S. response to epidemic

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 — 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.

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Medical adviser to TV’s ‘House’to speak at UNC on Oct. 7

Monday, October 5, 2009 — Dr. Lisa Sanders will read from and discuss her new book “Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis,” on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UNC Study Pinpoints Gene Controlling Number of Brain Cells

Sunday, October 4, 2009 — In populating the growing brain, neural stem cells must strike a delicate balance between two key processes – proliferation, in which the cells multiply to provide plenty of starting materials – and differentiation, in which those materials evolve into functioning neurons.

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Turn the Towns Pink to Support Cancer Patients and Families

Thursday, October 1, 2009 — Businesses in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro will help Turn the Towns Pink in October as they partner with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for a month-long promotion to raise funds for the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) at the new N.C. Cancer Hospital. The observance kicks off on Friday, October 2 at the Carolina Inn’s “Fridays on the Front Porch.”

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