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There 70 different diseases that cause people to need a bone marrow donation. While there are 23 million people on the bone marrow donor registry, sometimes that’s not enough and a match can’t be found. Steve Luquire has been on a mission to change that ever since his wife, Vicki, found out she would need one to help her myelodysplastic syndrome.
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At the UNC Microbiome Core Facility, researchers have found that our intestines are full of known and unknown species that compose unique bacterial ecologies. UNC researchers share their findings on the role of bacteria in several ailments, including colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and colon cancer. They are discovering that probiotics begin to help our health when we are babies.
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UNC researchers have been researching HIV prevention and treatment, sexually transmitted disease management, and malaria vaccine development in Lilongwe, Malawi. They are using spatial-epidemiology data in vaccine trials to study communities vulnerable to mosquitos with malaria and to determine their response to treatments.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p16-19, il, por Periodical Website
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Strains of tuberculosis have mutated and become resistant to multiple drugs due to decades of inconsistent drug supplies, drug shortages, and poor drug quality. According to UNC researchers, we are potentially getting close to a bacteria that we have no tools or weapons against. In response, they are studying causes of the disease and exploring new treatment options for patients in Africa.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p18-23, il, por Periodical Website
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27137
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A heroin epidemic has arisen in North Carolina and across the nation. Associated problems are HIV and hepatitis C spread by the sharing of needles. Now there are needle-exchange programs to protect addicts from infectious diseases and offer support to help them get clean.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 19, May 2016, p10, il Periodical Website
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Numerous threats, such as disease, pests, or fire, have been constant in the daily lives of Pitt County ancestors. There are reports of numerous sicknesses and epidemics over the years. The disease that probably caused the greatest fear was Small Pox. Homeopathic cures and tonics, along with family remedies, have existed for all sorts of ailments, many of which are contained in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of East Carolina University.
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30945
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A family plagued with various autoimmune conditions led mother, Gretchen Newkirk, to form a nonalcoholic beverage brewery based on probiotics and live cultures. What began as a home project, shared with friends, evolved into Redemption Brew Works, and sold in more than 80 local stores in the Charlotte Area.
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31096
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An airborne virus known as LT (laryngotracheitis) can spread fast through chickens, causing breathing problems, underweight birds and death. The virus is not contagious to humans but can cause poultry farmers tremendous financial losses. Randolph Electric Membership Corporation took extra precautions when checking electric meters to prevent the disease from spreading in Asheboro, North Carolina.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 8, Aug 2004, p24, il, por Periodical Website
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36560
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Offering better healthcare outcomes is often a byproduct of diet, accounting for the food source itself and its source. Meats touted as nutritious and delicious include bison and elk. Benefits of these meats noted by King are lower cholesterol content and higher levels of protein and iron. As for environmental factors that impact produce and meat quality, the author recommended preserving topsoil and balancing the soil ecosystem. Such actions can yield healthy carbon levels and grasses for animals that positively impact their nutrient output.
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35972
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Detailed primarily were eventful and uneventful cases of labor and delivery this doctor attended during his six years of services. His descriptions included timely obstetric practices, such as use of pituitrin, and life threatening childbirth-related conditions like sepsis. As for his patients, offered also were observations that showed his respect for the people and their culture.
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Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 3 Issue 2, Spring 1976, p58-65
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36209
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The author asserted the appeal of collards, a mainstay in Southern lifeways. To assure a successful yield, she offered optimal growing conditions and ways to treat diseases such as damping off. As for yielding a successful meal, she recommended how to properly prepare and store collards.