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Thousands of postmenopausal women stopped taking hormone replacement drugs after a federally sponsored study found they were unsafe. However, epidemiologist Gerardo Heiss and his colleagues found that effects of the drugs were still present in women years later, and there is a lingering risk of breast cancer.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p40-41, por Periodical Website
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25733
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Geneticist James Evans teaches court judges the practical genetics of how to analyze DNA. Evans hopes to start a voluntary certification program to help judges weigh DNA evidence and make rulings based on science.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p28-31, il, por Periodical Website
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25789
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Treating certain kinds of life-threatening cancer is difficult because oncologists do not know all the genetic abnormalities that underpin the disease. UNC scientists are now part of a nationwide effort to understand all the genetic changes that occur in cancer, and are currently focusing on brain tumors.
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Matt Redinbo and his colleagues used crystallography to create the first map of the exact structure of an ancient protein. They discovered information that helps to explain how proteins evolve and adapt to new functions.
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Clinical psychologists at UNC’s Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic use cognitive behavioral therapy to teach obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients how to control their anxiety and overcome their fears. Neuroscientists are studying OCD-like behavior in mice for biological explanations of the disorder.
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Neurologists have been studying brain tumor cells to learn how they respond to chemotherapy and a molecule called Cytochrome C. Scientists tested several different cell types from brain tumors and found that all were sensitive to the chromosome, and many of the tumor cells were killed.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 3, Spring 2008, p34-36, il, por Periodical Website
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25818
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Cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton used a model that assumes the existence of a parallel universe to predict a giant void in space before it was observed by other scientists. The void was inconsistent with standard cosmological theory, but has led to new possibilities in research.
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