February

Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Yale chemist to inaugurate Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

Mon, Feb 28, 2011 — Dr. Smithies, the Nobel Laureate and Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will soon begin inspiring a new generation of scientists by using money that came with his prize to fund annual symposia at UNC featuring lectures by other Nobel Laureates.

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Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders

Three UNC scientists awarded research grant for autism spectrum disorders

Thu, Feb 24, 2011 — Drs. Ben Philpot, Mark Zylka, and Bryan Roth have been awarded a $1,050,000 grant from the Simons Foundation to identify drug-like compounds for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

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Interventions to reduce African American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

Interventions to reduce African American HIV risk should target factors outside health system

Fri, Feb 18, 2011 — That’s the conclusion of a new study led by Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The study was published online this week by the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

Thu, Feb 17, 2011 — A new commentary by four internationally prominent genetic medicine and bioethics experts cautions against the dangers of inflated expectations for genomics research and offers ways to avoid it while still realizing “the true – and considerable – promise of the genomic revolution.”

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Family House Diaries: Brotherly love in the form of a stem cell donation

Family House Diaries: Brotherly love in the form of a stem cell donation

Wed, Feb 16, 2011 — 60-year-old Maxine Pender of Edgecombe County receives healthy stem cells from her older brother for a bone marrow transplant, the tried and true treatment for her type of leukemia.

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How to fight winter’s ailments

How to fight winter’s ailments

Wed, Feb 16, 2011 — Three University of North Carolina medical professionals explain how to stay healthy in cold weather.

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Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

Weili Lin, PhD appointed Director, UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center

Tue, Feb 15, 2011 — This center and its facility enables advanced research in cancer, neuroscience, medical imaging, computer science, drug discovery, nanotechnology, and imaging instrumentation.

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UNC professor appointed to national public health advisory group

February 10, 2011 - Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, Ph.D., professor of nutrition in the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to a new health-care advisory panel.

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Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award

Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain tumor research award

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 - Dr. Anders was chosen for her work on the identification of the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer brain metastases. Dr. Hoadley is being recognized for her contributions to a UNC-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).

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real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

real doctors, real people - Deepak Raj Dugar

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 - Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar, a first-year resident at UNC Hospitals in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, is also a Bhangra dancer. Don't know what Bhangra dancing is? Think Indian hip-hop with very traditional roots.

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60 UNC physicians named among ‘America’s Top Doctors’

60 UNC physicians named among ‘America’s Top Doctors’

Fri, Feb 4, 2011 — The doctors were chosen by their peers, based primarily for their excellence in patient care through Castle Connolly's surveying and research methods. Survey respondents were asked to nominate peer physicians to whom they would send members of their family.

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: UNC researchers identify a gene critical for heart function

Fri, Feb 4, 2011 — It's a gene called DOT1L, and if you don’t have enough of the DOT1L enzyme, you could be at risk for some types of heart disease. These findings by UNC researchers appear in the journal Genes and Development.

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UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems

UNC researchers developing computer models for pediatric airway problems

Thu, Feb 3, 2011 — A team of UNC-Chapel Hill researchers has been awarded a $3.6 million grant to develop computer models that will allow physicians to predict which treatments will work best in children with upper airway problems.

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UNC-led program helps doctors, health-care centers adopt electronic health records

Tue, Feb 1, 2011 — More than 1,500 primary health-care providers around the state are adopting electronic health records and other technology with the help of the N.C. Area Health Education Centers Program.

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