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Kenan Institute appoints Joseph DeSimone as new director
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has appointed Joseph M. DeSimone as its new director.
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Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer
Chapel Hill - From the air, the twists and turns of rivers can easily be seen. In the body, however, tracing the twists and turns of blood vessels is difficult, but important. Vessel “bendiness” can indicate the presence and progression of cancer.
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Cancer one of three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News
Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.
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Pox, patents and pancreatic cancer vaccines
Rachel Roper, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at East Carolina’s Brody School of Medicine has been granted a patent for her discovery of a poxvirus gene that, when deleted, significantly weakens the vaccine virus while simultaneously increasing immune responses to it.
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“Corona Cares” supports patients, families dealing with cancer
RALEIGH, NC – Crown Imports announced today that the highly successful “Corona Cares” charitable donation program in North Carolina will kick off on August 1 to benefit patient and family support programs at the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Over the past two years, “Corona Cares” has provided more than $210,000 for these programs.
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Dittmer selected to serve as chair of AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section
Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, has been selected to serve as chair of the AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section, for the Center for Scientific Review, a program of the National Institutes of Health.
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Diving into the Summer Olympics, UNC Lineberger employee's special connection
Ana McCrory of the Tissue Culture Facility will be making a special trip to London in July. She, her husband, Doug, their son, Lucas, and other family members are traveling to cheer on her son, Nick, who is a member of the 11-member US diving team for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Study shows colon and rectal tumors constitute a single type of cancer
The Cancer Genome Atlas generates genomic data for colon and rectal cancers that point to potential targets for treatment.
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UNC Lineberger scientists receive grant for pulmonary inflammation research
Three UNC Lineberger researchers are collaborating on a project recently awarded more than $3.3 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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Evans discusses company's request for FDA approval of personalized DNA test
James P. Evans, MD, PhD, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, is quoted in an article on NPR's website discussing a recent request by a genetic test maker for the Food and Drug Administration to approve its personalized DNA test.
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