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Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells
by Mary Ruth published Mar 12, 2012 last modified Mar 12, 2012 04:30 PM — filed under: , ,
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have helped identify a new DNA entity in mammalian cells and provided evidence that their generation leaves behind deletions in different locations of the cells’ genetic program, or genome.
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UNC study identifies pockets of high cervical cancer rates in North Carolina
by Mary Ruth published Mar 13, 2012 last modified Mar 14, 2012 11:22 AM — filed under: , ,
A study of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in North Carolina has revealed areas where rates are unusually high.
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UNC research center receives contract to fight kidney cancer
by Mary Ruth published Mar 12, 2012 last modified Mar 15, 2012 09:53 AM — filed under: , ,
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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UNC researchers: Benefits of varenicline (Chantix) may balance certain risks
by Mary Ruth published Mar 19, 2012 last modified Mar 19, 2012 10:38 AM — filed under: , ,
Drs. Christine E. Kistler and Adam Goldstein discuss how clinicians can better have conversations about the balance between short-term risk of adverse cardiovascular events associated with taking Chantix compared to the long-term reduction in the risk of death that results from smoking cessation.
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Hiding emotions may exacerbate depression among black men who confront racial discrimination
by Mary Ruth published Mar 15, 2012 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:47 AM — filed under: ,
Enduring subtle, insidious acts of racial discrimination is enough to depress anyone, but African-American men who believe that they should respond to stress with stoicism and emotional control experience more depression symptoms, according to new findings from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Lung cancer highlights from 2011, Weiss provides insight
by Mary Ruth published Mar 22, 2012 last modified Mar 22, 2012 09:46 AM — filed under: , ,
Jared Weiss, MD, gave a podcast titled "2011 Highlights in Lung Cancer" that was posted on cancergrace.org on March 15, 2012. In the podcast, Dr. Weiss talks about highlights in lung cancer from 2011 and also answers questions.
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Aspirin use may offer cancer prevention benefits, Baron dicusses on MedPage Today
by Mary Ruth published Mar 26, 2012 last modified Mar 26, 2012 10:16 AM — filed under: , ,
John Baron, MD, was interviewed by Charles Bankhead of MedPage Today on March 21, 2012 to give his perspective on three recently published reviews in "The Lancet" and "The Lancet Oncology." The reviews suggest that "regular aspirin use leads to significant reductions in the risk of cancer, metastasis, and cancer mortality."
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Joseph Pagano: still going “80 mph”
by Mary Ruth published Mar 21, 2012 last modified Mar 26, 2012 10:38 AM — filed under: ,
Internationally renowned virologist; past president of national cancer and international virology associations; National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine member; North Carolina Award for Science winner; revered mentor to faculty, fellows, medical and graduate students; Berryhill Lecturer; proud grandfather; dedicated squash and tennis player; and recent honoree at his eightieth birthday.
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UNC Lineberger scientist receives grant for pancreatic cancer research
by Mary Ruth published Mar 27, 2012 last modified Apr 17, 2012 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, has awarded Channing Der, PhD, a $1.165 million grant to identify promising drug combinations for potential future use in clinical trials.
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Ollila, Burkhart talk about teenage tanning bed use
by Mary Ruth published Mar 29, 2012 last modified Mar 29, 2012 12:10 PM — filed under: , ,
David Ollila, MD, and Craig Burkhart, MD, spoke about teenage tanning bed use at a Child Fatality Task Force committee meeting on March 26, 2012. They discussed the option of banning teenagers below the age of 18 from tanning bed use.
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