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UNC to test interventions aimed at reducing colon cancer screening disparities
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Jun 04, 2013 last modified Jun 04, 2013 10:38 AM — filed under:
The study will focus on assessing the impact of a clinic-based intervention that includes having patients view a multimedia decision aid (in English or Spanish) before seeing their physician, as well as support from a bilingual patient “navigator” on completion of recommended colon cancer screening tests.
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The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons
by UNC Health Care published May 23, 2013 last modified May 23, 2013 02:33 PM — filed under:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and autism.
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UNC research uncovers molecular role of gene linked to blood vessel formation
by UNC Health Care published Apr 30, 2013 last modified May 07, 2013 09:34 AM — filed under:
University of North Carolina researchers have discovered that disrupting a gene that acts as a regulatory switch to turn on other genes can keep blood vessels from forming and developing properly.
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Sethi, MacNevin, Feng come out on top at 3rd Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Postdoctoral Researcher Poster Forum
by UNC Health Care published Apr 25, 2013 last modified Apr 26, 2013 09:08 AM — filed under:
On Friday, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the MBRB at the School of Medicine, 44 university postdoctoral fellows gathered for a poster forum to present their research findings.
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Varmus delivers third annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium
by UNC Health Care published Apr 25, 2013 last modified Apr 26, 2013 09:27 AM — filed under: ,
Dr. Harold E. Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and co-winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the cellular origin of retroviral oncogenes, was invited to campus by UNC’s Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies.
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Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program team participates in Spartan Race
by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) published Apr 25, 2013 — filed under:
A team from the UNC Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program headed up by Tippu Khan, PharmD, BCOP and Nicole Frazier, RN, BSN participated in an epic journey which included leaping over fire, trekking through waste-high mud, tossing spears, dodging attacks and most of all braving near freezing temperatures in the driving rain. What is all this about? It's the Spartan Race, an event of pure primitive craziness that promises it's participants an experience they'll never forget.
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For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue
by Michelle Maclay published Apr 04, 2013 last modified Apr 12, 2013 03:57 PM — filed under:
The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.
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Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins
by UNC Health Care published Mar 28, 2013 last modified Apr 12, 2013 04:04 PM — filed under:
Research conducted in fruit flies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has pinpointed a specific DNA sequence that both triggers the formation of the “histone locus body” and turns on all the histone genes in the entire block.
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