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Article ID: 699041

Researchers Reveal Miscarriage Cause, Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers discovered a gene mutation underlying hydrops fetalis – a fatal condition to fetuses. The proteins at the center of this finding are implicated in a number of diseases, opening avenues of potential drug discovery related to migraines, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other conditions.

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Doctor-Patient Discussions Neglect Potential Harms of Lung Cancer Screening, Study Finds

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives and other factors, those conversations aren’t happening the way they should be, according to a study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Article ID: 698756

Review of Scientific Evidence on Effectiveness of Fertility Awareness-Based Methods for Contraception Underscores Need for Higher Quality Studies

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new systematic review provides the most comprehensive assessment to date on the scientific evidence estimating the effectiveness of various fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) for contraception.

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Article ID: 698237

Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began

University of North Carolina Health Care System

All living things use the genetic code to “translate” DNA-based genetic information into proteins. Precisely how the process of translation arose in the earliest stages of life on Earth has long been mysterious, but two theoretical biologists have now made a significant advance in this field.

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Article ID: 697867

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A small population of brain cells called "mossy cells" deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders, according to a study from scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Discovery of Kidney Cancer Driver Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.

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By Sending Tests in the Mail, Researchers Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers with UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative, in collaboration with the Mecklenburg County Health Department in Charlotte, examined the impact of mailing tests to more than 2,100 people insured by Medicaid who were not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening.

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UNC Health Care First in NC to integrate EHR with NC Controlled Substance Reporting System

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In late June, UNC Health Care became the first organization in North Carolina to integrate its Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) system with the NC Controlled Substance Reporting System, a giant step forward in empowering the system’s physicians to address the opioid epidemic.

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Researchers Clarify Role of Mutations in Glioblastoma

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers investigated whether the location of the mutation within the sequence of the PIK3CA gene affected the mutation’s ability to help drive glioblastoma growth. They also tested whether mutations within certain sequences of the gene were linked to better responses to particular drugs. They found mutational status was not linked to a response to a single targeted drug, but it was to a combination of treatments.

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