September

UNC scientists confirm four molecular subtypes for most common lung cancer

UNC scientists confirm four molecular subtypes for most common lung cancer

Thursday, September 30, 2010 — Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of lung cancer, but scientists haven’t been sure what triggers its development. UNC researchers have taken the first step towards a better understanding of how the disease develops at the molecular and cellular level, for the first time definitively documenting at least four molecular subtypes of squamous cell cancer.

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UNC awarded NIH grant as part of nationwide effort to seek, test, and treat inmates with HIV

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 — The five-year grants, announced September 23, will be awarded primarily by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), with additional support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), all components of NIH.

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Scientists stack up new genes for height

Scientists stack up new genes for height

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 — Competitors become collaborators to achieve a common goal: the discovery of genes that influence height.

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UNC scientists receive grant to develop nanotechnology for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment

UNC scientists receive grant to develop nanotechnology for pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 — A team of UNC scientists has received a five-year $2,308,800 grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships to address the critical need for early diagnosis of and more effective treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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National Cancer Institute awards $13.6 million to UNC’s Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

National Cancer Institute awards $13.6 million to UNC’s Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

Monday, September 27, 2010 — The grant will support the continued work of the center launched in 2005 as part of NCI’s Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. The C-CCNE, one of eight original centers in the national program, is one of nine that are funded in the new phase.

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UNC bariatric surgery program receives two important distinctions

UNC bariatric surgery program receives two important distinctions

Thursday, September 23, 2010 — The program has been accredited as a Level 1b facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In addition, the program was named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Family House Diaries: Charles and Patsy Harrison

Thursday, September 23, 2010 — Labors of love often involve food, and a Chapel Hill couple’s life-long love of cooking and commitment to volunteering fuels them to nourish body and soul for complete strangers twice a month.

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Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group formed

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 — UNC partners with Duke, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

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  UNC researchers identify genetic patterns that may predict severe osteoarthritis

UNC researchers identify genetic patterns that may predict severe osteoarthritis

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 — Findings could serve in drug development trials and medical management of osteoarthritis patients.

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Sex trafficking scholar to visit UNC campus Oct. 6-7

Monday, September 20, 2010 — Jay Silverman, an associate professor of society, human development and health at the Harvard School of Public Health, will be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in early October to discuss the health consequences of sex trafficking.

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YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates two years and 100 shows

YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates two years and 100 shows

Thursday, September 16, 2010 — As YOUR HEALTH Radio celebrates its 100th show this weekend, the program is expanding to improve the health of thousands of citizens in local communities.

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How to tailgate the healthy way

How to tailgate the healthy way

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 — For fans, part of the joy of football season is the chance to eat tailgate food – and to drink plenty of alcohol. Cynthia Bulik, a professor of eating disorders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, explains how you can stay healthy at tailgate parties from before kickoff until the final touchdown.

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  UNC scientists in study describing first purification of cancer gene, BRCA2

UNC scientists in study describing first purification of cancer gene, BRCA2

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 — Their findings could lead to a better understanding of how the protein works and how BRCA2 sequence mutations cause cancer.

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  Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC

Carolina alumnus, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni to speak at UNC

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 — Frank Bruni, former restaurant critic for The New York Times and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give two talks at UNC on Nov. 5 and 6. Both talks are open to the public.

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UNC research funding totals $803 million; upward trend continues for 14th straight year

Thursday, September 9, 2010 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s research grants and contracts totaled $803 million in fiscal 2010, the largest amount in campus history.

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UNC Health Sciences Library director receives national award

Thursday, September 9, 2010 — Carol Jenkins, director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library, will receive the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries’ 2010 Cornerstone Award.

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Boysen addresses critical keys to patient safety

Boysen addresses critical keys to patient safety

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 — Can patient safety be taught successfully? The answer is an optimistic yes, but it requires a fundamental culture change across all phases of medical education, according to Dr. Philip Boysen, executive associate dean of graduate medical education and professor of anesthesiology.

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real doctors, real people — Dr. Robert Berger

real doctors, real people — Dr. Robert Berger

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 — Besides being the grandfather of electronic medical records at UNC, seeing patients and teaching in Rheumatology and Immunology, and teaching students in the Pharmacy School, there's another whole side of Dr. Berger outside the hospital that's equally varied and accomplished.

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