February

UNC-based AHEC program awarded $13.6 million to help doctors adopt electronic health records

Thursday, February 25, 2010 — The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers program (AHEC) has been awarded $13.6 million to help primary care health-care providers adopt electronic health records and other health information technology.

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Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers

Experts 'baffled' by growing ranks of allergy sufferers

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 — More Americans than ever are suffering from allergies. As spring allergy season approaches, expert Maya Jerath explains what researchers do – and do not – know about why we get them.

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Keith honored at memorial service

Monday, February 22, 2010 — Larry Keith was remembered by friends and family at the St. Paul AME Church in Raleigh on Monday, Feb. 22.

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Derek Chiang Selected a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

Monday, February 22, 2010 — Derek Chiang, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been named a 2010 Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Chiang is one of 118 recipients of the prestigious award.

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Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

Chemical tags likely to affect metabolism, cancer development

Thursday, February 18, 2010 — New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the addition or removal of a certain type of chemical tag – called an acetyl group – onto metabolic enzymes plays a key role in how cellular metabolism is regulated.

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Larry Keith, champion for minority medical students, dies at 58

Larry Keith, champion for minority medical students, dies at 58

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 — Larry Keith, a pioneer in recruiting minority students into the health professions, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 from cancer. He was 58.

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Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 — The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.

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Drug for advanced kidney cancer shrinks tumors prior to surgery

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 — Physicians who conducted a pilot study at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found that therapy before surgery with the drug sorafenib can reduce the size of large tumors and could be safely undertaken administered without adding significantly to the risks of surgery.

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Family House Diaries: Living life to the fullest despite complications from diabetes

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 — For 54 of his 58 years, Jack Newmann of Cary, N.C. has lived with Type I diabetes and its consequences, but he hasn’t stopped living.

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Gary Mesibov to step down as director of UNC’s TEACCH program

Friday, February 12, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that Gary Mesibov, Ph.D. will step down as director of its program for the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication-handicapped Children, known as TEACCH. Mesibov spent 31 of his 35 years on the UNC faculty at TEACCH.

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Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes

Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 — The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.

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NC TraCS Institute at UNC joins first national research study recruitment registry

Monday, February 1, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has joined more than 51 research institutions around the United States in making information about its clinical research trials available on ResearchMatch, the country’s first registry for recruiting research participants.

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