June

  Lindsey named executive associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of staff

Lindsey named executive associate dean for clinical affairs and chief of staff

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 — As the executive associate dean for clinical affairs (EADCA), Lindsey will report to the School of Medicine’s new executive dean, Marschall Runge, MD, PhD. As EADCA, Lindsey represents the dean as necessary on matters relating to the clinical activities of the faculty of the School of Medicine.

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Leadership Appointments in the UNC School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 — Leadership Appointments in the UNC School of Medicine.

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Family House Diaries: All things work together for good

Monday, June 28, 2010 — After losing their jobs and life savings, husband and wife Scott and Dottie Boeving of Wingate, N.C. are now fighting for their health. Dottie suffers from a soft-bone disease which makes mobility difficult, and Scott was diagnosed in 2009 with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's mantle cell lymphoma. Despite everything being taken away from them, Scott and Dottie are a model of faith, joy, and hope.

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Technique enables precise control of protein activity in living cells

Sunday, June 27, 2010 — In a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, UNC's Klaus M. Hahn, PhD, describes a new technique called engineered allosteric regulation, which provides a new tool for scientists who study the interactions of proteins within living cells.

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UNC awarded $1.7 million to curb the spread of HIV in North Carolina

Thursday, June 24, 2010 — The four-year study will assess the performance and cost-effectiveness of a new, 4th generation test to diagnose acute HIV infection (AHI).

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Drug mitigates toxic effects of radiation in mice

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 — Discovery has potential for cancer patients and disaster victims.

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UNC study: North Carolina leads nation in number of tobacco-free college campus policies

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 — The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, found that in the first four years of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, 33 college campuses in North Carolina adopted tobacco-free policies, which prevent tobacco use to the maximum extent allowed by law.

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Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

Gut bacteria could be key indicator of colon cancer risk

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 — A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine suggests that a shift in the balance between the “good” bacteria and the “bad” bacteria that populate our gut could be a harbinger of colon cancer.

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Lisa Carey and Ned Sharpless named associate directors for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lisa Carey and Ned Sharpless named associate directors for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Monday, June 21, 2010 — UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has appointed two new associate directors to lead and develop strategic priorities as the center expands clinical programs in the new N.C. Cancer Hospital and research initiatives among its 300 faculty members.

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Brain signs of schizophrenia found in babies

Brain signs of schizophrenia found in babies

Monday, June 21, 2010 — UNC researchers are the first to identify brain abnormalities in children at high risk for schizophrenia shortly after birth. The finding could lead to earlier detection of schizophrenia and enable better prevention and treatment.

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Yanping Zhang, PhD receives third annual Battle Award

Thursday, June 17, 2010 — Yanping Zhang, PhD, associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at the UNC School of Medicine, has been awarded the third annual Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award in recognition of his work.

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  UNC study: Maternal, infant antiretrovirals both effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk

UNC study: Maternal, infant antiretrovirals both effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 — These findings are important because each year about 200,000 infants worldwide become infected with HIV through breastfeeding, and in the developing world infant formula is both prohibitively expensive and associated with increased infant deaths.

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UNC study helps explain why black patients with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 — A new study led by UNC researchers that looks at newly diagnosed lung cancer patients and follows them from diagnosis forward is one of the first to give reasons why patients don’t go on to get lung surgery and why surgery happens less often in blacks.

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Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Study: Specific PTSD symptoms related to anger and aggressiveness among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 — Focusing on certain PTSD symptoms may be key to treating anger among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Veterans Affairs researchers.

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Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism

Large study helps clarify the genetics of autism

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 — The findings, published online June 9 in the journal Nature, support an emerging consensus among scientists that autism is caused by many “rare variants” or genetic changes found in less than one percent of the population.

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Expert: North Carolina's beaches cleaner than most

Expert: North Carolina's beaches cleaner than most

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 — North Carolina's beach-goers generally enjoy clean water, but the ocean can become polluted after a heavy rainfall. Rachel Noble, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill water-quality expert, gives the straight poop on staying healthy at the beach.

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UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation

UNC study: Most kidney dialysis patients not prepared for emergency evacuation

Thursday, June 3, 2010 — A survey of kidney dialysis patients by UNC School of Medicine researchers finds that most have not taken the emergency preparedness measures that would enable them to survive a hurricane or any other disaster that disrupts power and water services.

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Family House Diaries: It’s All About the Journey

Thursday, June 3, 2010 — Sherri Jutz of New Bern, N.C., is living with myasthenia gravis, a condition that robs her of the energy she needs to do even the simplest tasks and to enjoy leisure pastimes. But she isn't angry about this, Jutz says, and is grateful for what she has. This is her story.

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UNC and Olympus partner to open advanced imaging center for life science research

Thursday, June 3, 2010 — The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill today opened the doors of a new facility designed to be one of the world’s most sophisticated research centers devoted to life science imaging.

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N.C. Children's Hospital ranked as one of the best in the nation

Thursday, June 3, 2010 — U.S. News & World Report has ranked N.C. Children’s Hospital as ninth in the nation among those caring for children with respiratory disorders and 23rd for diabetes and endocrinology.

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