The UNC Health Care System is a not-for-profit integrated health care system, owned by the State of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. It exists to further the teaching mission of the University of North Carolina and to provide state-of-the-art patient care. A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution. This relationship gives UNC Health Care a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from medical school laboratories to patient care settings. UNC Health Care has been granted broad powers by the North Carolina General Assembly to assure its management flexibility and competitiveness in a rapidly changing health care business environment. The enterprise is governed by a board of directors appointed by the University of North Carolina.
New microbeam emitter has potential to bring promising form of radiation therapy into clinical use
(Phys.org) —Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) provides tremendous promise for cancer patients through its ability to destroy tumor cells while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. Yet research into its ...
New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee
Excavations in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel's Lower Galilee, have brought to light stunning mosaics that decorated the floor.
Low-income taxpayers choose saving over spending when offered an incentive
(Phys.org) —Saving is a critical first step on the path to financial security. But many low-income families find it challenging to choose saving for the future over meeting pressing spending needs today.
Study shows perception gaps regarding efforts to develop women leaders
Perceptions about organizational effectiveness regarding recruiting, developing and retaining women vary both by gender and management level, according to a survey conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills ...
Small DNA circles found outside the chromosomes in mammalian cells and tissues, including human cells
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 l ...
Biologically targeted nanoparticles may boost radiation therapy effects
(PhysOrg.com) -- Making a tumor more sensitive to radiotherapy is a primary goal of combining chemo and radiation therapy to treat many types of cancer, but with the chemotherapy drugs come unwanted side effects.
September is peak month for hurricanes in North Carolina
More hurricanes and tropical storms hit North Carolina in September than in any other month. Two UNC experts explain how state residents can stay safe and healthy before and after a dangerous storm.
Study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer
(PhysOrg.com) -- A UNC-led study has shown the potential for nanotechnology therapy for ovarian cancer. Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study ...
Ozone levels pose health risk even below current U.S. air safety standard: expert
Exposure to ozone even at levels below the current U.S. standard for safe and clean air poses a breathing risk for healthy people.
Managing anxiety on the run
The next time youre nervously prepping for an exam or a crucial job interview, consider this: Taking a break to exercise may help you stay calm and focused as you complete your big task.
Targeting factors outside health system could reduce African American HIV risk
Physicians working to reduce the risk of HIV in rural, African American communities should target factors that operate outside the health care system.
How to fight winter's ailments
The weather in North Carolina may be warm today, but some areas of the state saw snow less than a week ago. And we're likely to see more cold weather, maybe even more snow, before winter officially comes to ...
Just in time for Valentine's Day: Researchers identify a gene critical for heart function
(PhysOrg.com) -- Everyone knows chocolate is critical to a happy Valentine's Day. Now scientists are one step closer to knowing what makes a heart happy the rest of the year.
Creating an 'Alzheimer's-friendly' home for your loved one
(PhysOrg.com) -- Susan Coppola, an associate professor of occupational therapy at the UNC School of Medicine, explains how making simple changes at home can help an Alzheimer's patient stay healthier, happier ...
UNC surgeons pioneer new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr. Anand V. Germanwala and Dr. Adam M. Zanation have published a paper describing a surgery they performed that is believed to be the first reported clipping of a ruptured brain aneurysm through a patient's ...