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The Murphys supporting Clara while she's fighting in the NCCC.

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Clara’s Journey

When Clara Murphy was born nearly 100 days prematurely in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Children’s, her parents, Courtney and Jason, quickly learned that their journey as a family would be filled with highs and lows. Today, they’re a happy family of four, and not only have they gained Clara, they’ve also developed greater appreciation for what they have.

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Building Pipelines of Physician-Scientists

We may be rivals on the court, but believe it or not, UNC and Duke share many of the same values. Take, for example, the MD-PhD students at both schools who are working together and building mentorship programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing the dual-degree.

Education

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Charles M. Perou

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Clinical Research Forum selects genomic analysis as top 10 research...

A cancer genomics study led by UNC Lineberger researchers and other scientists involved in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, a National Cancer Institute and National Human Genome Research Institute-backed effort to create a comprehensive atlas of the genetic changes in cancer, was selected as one of the top 10 clinical research achievements of the year.

Awards, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Genetics, Studies

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Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocai...

A new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds cocaine-specific disruptions in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation.

Neurology, Pregnancy, Research, Substance Abuse

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Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving b...

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

Mental Health, Pregnancy, Studies

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Carlton J. Zdanski

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A Special Bond

Two days after Lennox Pierce was born, he was flown to N.C. Children's Hospital’s Level IV NICU for lifesaving treatment. Two years later, the Pierces reunited with their providers and other NICU families at Sunday’s Newborn Critical Care Center's graduate reunion.

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Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

Research led by UNC’s Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that halting the protein CXCR7 leads to over activation of adrenomedullin, a hormone needed at proper levels for normal cardiovascular development

Cancer, Cardiology, Treatment

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Alisa Wolberg

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UNC researchers find new way to prevent dangerous blood clots

Eliminating an enzyme known as factor XIII shrinks clots by 50 percent. The discovery could lead to a safer alternative to blood thinners for patients at high risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Hematology, Research, Treatment

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New Stroke Guidelines Target Women

For the first time, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have issued guidelines aimed at reducing stroke risk in women. Each year, 55,000 more strokes occur in women than in men and represent the third leading cause of death for women (they’re the fifth leading cause for men).

Stroke

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Illustration of a piggy bank inside a child's mind.

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Poverty influences children’s early brain development

A new study provides concrete evidence that poverty can change how the brain grows.

Social Justice, Wellness

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Alison Stuebe

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The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

Breast Cancer, Health, Physician Stories

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Baby riding in carseat in car.

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Make the First Ride a Safe One

Robin Deal, BSN, RN, CPST is the Perinatal Services Manager for Rex Healthcare. She has been a Child Passenger Safety Technician for over 13 years. Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13?  Many times injuries or death may be prevented by the proper use…

Wellness

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