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Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows
CHAPEL HILL -- A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma.
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Managing the impact of drug shortages
The story "Shortages Of Life-Saving Drugs Getting Worse" aired today on WFAE 90.7, Charlotte's NPR news source.
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Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin
CHAPEL HILL – Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the timing of exposure to UV rays – early in the morning or later in the afternoon – can influence the onset of skin cancer.
Located in News / 2011 News
Jacobson receives award for his contributions to the field of fluorescence
Ken Jacobson, PhD, Kenan Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the UNC School of Medicine, received the Gregorio Weber Award for Excellence in Fluorescence Theory and Applications at the annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland.
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UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA
CHAPEL HILL – For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units – adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. Those four bases have been taught in science textbooks and have formed the basis of the growing knowledge regarding how genes code for life. Yet in recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six.
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Program offers outdoor adventures to cancer survivors, UNC faculty volunteer services
Kayaking and rock climbing aren’t usual clinical activities for UNC Lineberger medical oncologist Dr. Juneko Grilley-Olson and nurse practitioner Elizabeth Sherwood, but they were during the time that each volunteered for a First Descents camp week for young adult cancer survivors.
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UNC research center receives contract to fight kidney cancer
The Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a contract from SAIC-Frederick, Inc. to develop potential drug leads for treating renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer in adults.
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Powell Hammond selected as White House Fellow
Wizdom Powell Hammond, PhD, assistant professor of health behavior and health education at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named to the 2011-2012 class of White House Fellows, the White House recently announced.
Located in News / 2011 News
Advocates join together to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer
When scientists and advocates join forces, good things can happen. Dr. Channing Der, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Pharmacology and UNC Lineberger faculty member, and Lori Matteson, a Raleigh pancreatic cancer survivor and advocate, joined over 600 other pancreatic cancer advocates and family members on a visit to Washington, DC.
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Single fatherhood due to cancer, UNC faculty offer support
Cancer is a leading cause of widowed fatherhood in the United States. Faculty with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program authored a commentary titled “Single Fatherhood Due to Cancer” in the August issue of the journal Psycho-Oncology outlining challenges these fathers face and future directions to develop supportive interventions for them and their children.
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