June

The Cancer Genome Atlas completes detailed ovarian cancer analysis

Thu, June 30, 2011 — As part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, UNC Lineberger researchers have contributed to the most comprehensive an integrated view of cancer genes for any cancer type produced to date.

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Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior

Scientists use 'optogenetics' to control reward-seeking behavior

Wed, June 29, 2011 — The findings suggest that therapeutics targeting the path between two critical brain regions, the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens, represent potential treatments for addiction and other neuropsychiatric diseases.

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Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers: A Smile of Gratitude

Family House Diaries - Jean Rogers: A Smile of Gratitude

Wed, June 29, 2011 — A smile, even a crooked one, speaks volumes about a Robeson County native’s gratitude for her family, her medical team and the fellow patients she met along the way.

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Survey finds ‘staggeringly high rate of spanking’ in North Carolina

Tue, June 28, 2011 — A new survey led by UNC researchers finds that 30 percent of North Carolina mothers of children less than two years old say they have spanked their children in the last year.

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UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens

UNC scientists describe new protein’s role in immune response to pathogens

Mon, June 27, 2011 — A new finding by UNC scientists provides a window into how the immune system initially reacts to a virus invader, as well as how a subgroup of proteins plays a role in returning the immune system to a normal surveillance function.

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Genetic finding offers hope for orphan disease

Wed, June 22, 2011 — New research conducted at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers hope for people with a rare disorder called Chuvash polycythemia.

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Dr. Bill Roper named to ‘65 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems’

Dr. Bill Roper named to ‘65 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems’

Wed, June 22, 2011 — Dr. Roper is one of three physician leaders in North Carolina who were included on the list, which represents “some of the brightest leadership in the health care industry,” according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Acute Hepatitis A evades immune system more effectively than chronic cousin

Acute Hepatitis A evades immune system more effectively than chronic cousin

Mon, Jun 20, 2011 — In comparing data from experiments with Hepatitis A and Hepatitis C, the research team found that Hepatitis A virus, which causes only acute, self-limited disease, is more efficient at inhibiting the host’s interferon response, and that the virus can actually linger in the body for almost a year.

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Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories

Pregnancy-related depression linked to eating disorders and abuse histories

Thu, June 16, 2011 — Having a history of eating disorders or abuse may increase a woman’s risk for developing depression during and after pregnancy, according to new research from UNC. The finding could influence how doctors screen patients during prenatal visits.

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Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Music therapy helps patients cope with illness, regain health

Wed, June 15, 2011 — Recent news stories highlighted how music therapy helped Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot to her head. At North Carolina Children's Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth Fawcett engages chronically ill children with singing, song writing and playing musical instruments as a way to help them cope with their diseases.

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NIH Eureka grant awarded to UNC neuroscientist Eva Anton

NIH Eureka grant awarded to UNC neuroscientist Eva Anton

Tue, June 14, 2011 — Anton, a member of the Neuroscience Center at UNC, was awarded the grant for his research in the mapping of neuronal placement in the developing cerebral cortex.

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Smoke-free outdoor spaces on college campuses are widespread across North Carolina

Fri, June 10, 2011 — State program successful in promoting smoke-free policy adoption that protects young adults from secondhand smoke. Outdoor college smoking prevention policies are now in effect at 88 percent of North Carolina’s colleges and universities.

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Youth tobacco prevention media campaign reaches record levels of awareness

Thu, June 9, 2011 — Preliminary results show that the campaign successfully reaches over 80 percent of youth statewide with a strong prevention message, even as it faces possible defunding.

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How to stay safe in extreme summer heat

Wed, June 8, 2011 — Blazing temperatures can bring on serious illness if you're not careful. Dr. Abhi Mehrotra, an emergency physician at UNC Hospitals, offers tips on protecting yourself and your family against extreme heat.

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30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC

30 years of HIV/AIDS research and treatment at UNC

On June 5, 1981, the first medical article about a disease eventually known as AIDS was published. The following timeline highlights HIV/AIDS research and treatment at the University of North Carolina and University of North Carolina Health Care System since 1981.

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Stem cell treatment may offer option for broken bones that don’t heal

Mon, June 6, 2011 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly.

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real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

real doctors, real people - Stuart Gold

Dr. Stuart Gold's patients describe him as both compassionate and weird. You'll have to watch the video to see what they mean by "weird." But in terms of compassion, Gold gives a lot of his time and energy outside of the clinic to promoting awareness of childhood cancer and raising much needed research funds.

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