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240 UNC physicians listed in The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

240 UNC physicians listed in The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

Thursday, December 2, 2010 — Many of these doctors are also listed in the November 2010 issue of Business North Carolina Magazine, as part of its annual compilation of the best doctors in North Carolina.

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A conversation with Dr. Ada Adimora on World AIDS Day

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — This video is a conversation with UNC epidemiologist Dr. Ada Adimora as she shares her perspective on the impact of HIV infection.

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Raj Pruthi named chief of urologic surgery in UNC School of Medicine

Raj Pruthi named chief of urologic surgery in UNC School of Medicine

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 — In addition to his new role as division chief, Pruthi is an associate professor of surgery and director of urologic oncology. He also serves as disease group leader for the Genitourinary Oncology program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Arjun Deb awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators

Arjun Deb awarded Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 — The Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Prize is one of the oldest and prestigious awards offered by the American Heart Association and encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science.

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Family House Diaries: A Thanksgiving to Remember

Family House Diaries: A Thanksgiving to Remember

Monday, November 22, 2010 — A double-lung transplant gives a Lincoln County, N.C., woman a second chance at life, allowing her to witness the birth of her first granddaughter, attend her son’s wedding and meet the lung donor’s family to thank them face-to-face for their selfless generosity.

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Mortal chemical combat typifies the world of bacteria

Mortal chemical combat typifies the world of bacteria

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 — New research led by scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Santa Barbara, describes new complexities in the close chemical combat waged among bacteria.

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Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease by doing crossword puzzles?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 — For National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month this November, two Alzheimer's disease experts at the University of North Carolina explain what researchers know – and don’t know – about preventing the disease.

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Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

Cystic fibrosis gene typo is a double whammy

Friday, November 12, 2010 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have demonstrated that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway from being overused.

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A Real Survivor: Kelly Bruno

A Real Survivor: Kelly Bruno

Thursday, November 11, 2010 — Kelly Bruno, a second-year medical student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is also an amputee who has completed three Ironman triathlons. But she is perhaps better known to many as "Kelly B.," one of the castaways on "Survivor: Nicaragua."

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Hackney named National Academy of Kinesiology fellow

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - Anthony Hackney, a professor of exercise physiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.

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UNC scientists identify cellular communicators for cancer virus

UNC scientists identify cellular communicators for cancer virus

Monday, November 8, 2010 — A new discovery by UNC scientists describes how cells infected by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) produce small vesicles or sacs called exosomes, changing their cellular “cargo” of proteins and RNA.

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UNC study: Frequency of foot disorders differs between African Americans and whites

Monday, November 8, 2010 — African Americans in the study age 45 or older were three times more likely than whites of the same age to have corns or flat feet. In people who were not obese, African Americans were twice as likely to have bunions and hammer toes than whites.

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real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

real doctors, real people - Cynthia Bulik

Monday, November 8, 2010 — A world renowned eating disorder specialist, Cindy Bulik finds her professional world intertwines with her life on the ice.

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Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being

Study: Tai Chi relieves arthritis pain, improves reach, balance, well-being

Sunday, November 7, 2010 — The study found that there are significant benefits of Tai Chi for individuals with all types of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, lead author.

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UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

UNC team discovers promising target for new pancreatic cancer treatments

Friday, November 5, 2010 — In a paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has narrowed the focus of this scientific quest to a protein called RGL2.

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UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

UNC startup receives federal grant to kick-start cancer research commercialization

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — The company, G-Zero Therapeutics, is commercializing a high potential marker of molecular age measured from a patient blood sample, which could assist physicians in making more informed treatment-management decisions.

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Dr. Jonathan Oberlander - Health care reform after the election

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, weighs in on what's next for health care reform following the November 2010 election.

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Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

Protein changes in immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

Thursday, November 4, 2010 — A small number of people with HIV have the ability to control the infection without drugs. New results from a multinational study involving more than 300 investigators at over 200 institutions around the world may have found a genetic basis to explain how this happens.

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Irelands north and south in cross border research collaboration with UNC

Irelands north and south in cross border research collaboration with UNC

Monday, November 1, 2010 — The joint NIH (to UNC), Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland matching grant totals roughly $2 million a year over four years.

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Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

Women with anorexia nervosa more likely to have unplanned pregnancies

Friday, October 29, 2010 — These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can’t get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods.

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