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November 16, 2016

It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of musc...

The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.

Cardiology, Genetics, Vascular Health

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October 14, 2016

Researchers find two distinct genetic subtypes in Crohn’s disease p...

The UNC School of Medicine discovery could lead to more effective, personalized treatments for the debilitating gastrointestinal condition.

Genetics, Research

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September 21, 2016

Tar Heels go viral: UNC researchers featured on “This Week in Virol...

Virologists with the UNC School of Medicine participated in last week's on-campus recording of a popular virology podcast.

Awards, Contagions

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Myron S. Cohen

July 18, 2016

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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July 5, 2016

The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.

Nutrition, Pregnancy

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June 1, 2016

Leading the evolution of nursing care at UNC

Cathy Madigan, DNP, was recently appointed as Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of UNC Hospitals, where she has also served as director of cardiac services, associate chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing. We sat down with Madigan to learn more about what brought her to nursing, what it’s like to pursue a doctorate while helping to lead a large academic medical center and how nursing at UNC is adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment.

Education, Nursing

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Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount

May 25, 2016

Minority Men in Medicine Group Builds Legacy of Mentorship

The group’s current members help mentor elementary school students in Durham, while also benefiting from the guidance of the program’s graduate physicians. The group is led by first-year medical students Andrew Alexander and Roman Blount, IV.

Education, Social Justice

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UNC Chapel

April 12, 2016

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer trea...

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use o

Breast Cancer, Social Justice, Treatment, Women's Health

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William Y. Kim

March 28, 2016

Study uncovers genetic differences for kidney cancer that may contr...

A UNC Lineberger-led study has identified genetic differences in tumors of African-Americans with the most common type of kidney cancer compared with whites. The researchers say the findings could help explain lower survival rates for African-Americans with clear cell renal cell carcinoma.

Cancer, Genetics, Social Justice

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March 17, 2016

Supplemental Training Program Helps New L&D Nurses Thrive

Conceived and implemented by three experienced nurses at UNC Hospitals, the Labor & Delivery New Nurses Orientation Class utilizes simulation and other hands-on activities to help new nurses build skills and confidence.

Education, Nursing

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Ronald C. Chen

February 17, 2016

Low-risk prostate cancer best managed with active surveillance, acc...

A UNC Lineberger researcher was first-author of a report published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that details guidelines for the active surveillance of men with low-risk prostate cancer. The guidelines, originally authored by Cancer Care Ontario, were reviewed and endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology with some revisions.

Cancer, Prostate, Prostate Cancer, Research, Treatment

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