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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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Conquering Chromatin
by UNC Health Care published Nov 14, 2013 — filed under:
Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.
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Dohlman lab identifies cellular distress signal
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Aug 15, 2013 — filed under:
Like a toddler in need of a nap or a snack, the cells of our bodies can turn a bit sour under conditions of stress or nutrient deprivation. The pH levels inside these cells – starved, perhaps by a heart attack or other injury – have been known to drop dramatically in a cry for help.
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Family House Diaries: Bill Clanton - When He Speaks, Pay Attention
by Written by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care published Sep 19, 2013 last modified Sep 19, 2013 03:05 PM — filed under: ,
An 82-year-old resident of Aurora, N.C., is referred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of a nasal cavity cancer in the post of tissue between his nostrils. A multidisciplinary treatment decision, the support of his family and a stay at SECU Family House see him through.
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Family House Diaries: Salie Babilonia - How “The Look” Speaks Volumes
by Written by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care published Nov 20, 2013 last modified Nov 26, 2013 09:36 AM — filed under: ,
A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.
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Five Questions for Yisong Wan: Understanding our immunity
by Mark Derewicz, UNC Health Care published Dec 06, 2013 last modified Dec 06, 2013 03:48 PM — filed under:
Five questions for Yisong Wan, PhD, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who is uncovering the roles of T cells in disease cures and causes.
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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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From hospice volunteer to cancer doctor
by UNC Health Care published Oct 28, 2013 last modified Nov 14, 2013 04:30 PM — filed under:
Five questions for Ronald Chen, a James Woods Young Faculty Award recipient dedicated to bettering treatment for cancer patients.
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Human cells respond in healthy, unhealthy ways to different kinds of happiness
by William Shawn Davis (wishda) published Aug 08, 2013 — filed under:
Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal, responding in ways that can help or hinder physical health, according to new research led by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Kathy DeClue: A Second Chance to Say ‘I Do’
by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care published Jun 21, 2013 last modified Oct 31, 2013 04:42 PM — filed under: ,
Kathy DeClue of Randolph County was featured in Family House Diaries in August 2012. She celebrated the success of a second stem cell transplant for leukemia by renewing her wedding vows with her husband of 41 years before 80 friends and family.
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