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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Researchers discover key brain molecule that may play role in brain disorders
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Researchers discover key brain molecule that may play role in brain disorders

A molecule called microRNA-29 as a powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals has been discovered by a team, led by scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine. Deleting microRNA-29 in mice caused problems very similar to those seen in autism, epilepsy and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Cannabis ads on billboard, storefront linked to problematic use in teens: Study
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Cannabis ads on billboard, storefront linked to problematic use in teens: Study

As it is widely known that the putting up of billboards and storefront advertisements may help brands reach a larger audience, a new study suggests that adolescents who frequently see billboard or storefront advertisements for recreational cannabis are more likely to use the drug weekly and to have symptoms of a cannabis use disorder.

Key brain molecule may play role in many brain disorders, suggests study
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Key brain molecule may play role in many brain disorders, suggests study

A team, led by scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, have identified a molecule called microRNA-29 as a powerful controller of brain maturation in mammals. Deleting microRNA-29 in mice caused problems very similar to those seen in autism, epilepsy and other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Fake news reminders may increase your recall of facts
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Fake news reminders may increase your recall of facts

New York, Oct 17 If someone reminds you of a piece of fake news that you had read ...

Swine coronavirus has potential to infect humans: Study
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Swine coronavirus has potential to infect humans: Study

New York, Oct 14 A strain of coronavirus that has devastated the pork industry has the potential to infect ...

Black women may be less likely to receive timely treatment for breast cancer, finds study
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Black women may be less likely to receive timely treatment for breast cancer, finds study

Black women experience longer waits for treatment initiation than white women after a breast cancer diagnosis, and their duration of treatment is prolonged, suggest the findings of new research.

Study finds obese people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications
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Study finds obese people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications

A troubling connection between two health crises: coronavirus and obesity have been explored in a novel review of COVID-19 studies.

Cancer, its treatment may accelerate aging process in young patients: Study
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Cancer, its treatment may accelerate aging process in young patients: Study

The expression of a gene associated with ageing is higher in young patients with cancer after treatment with chemotherapy and in young cancer survivors who are frail, according to a recent study.

US university switches to remote instruction for undergraduates after students test COVID-19 positive
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US university switches to remote instruction for undergraduates after students test COVID-19 positive

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill on Monday said that it will shift to all-remote instruction for undergraduate classes after dozens of students tested positive for COVID-19.

Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds
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Though concerned about COVID-19, cigar smokers are smoking more, survey finds

An online survey involving nearly 800 cigar smokers found that majority of the people surveyed intended to quit smoking due to concerns about elevated health risks if they contracted COVID-19, more than twice as many reported they increased rather than decreased their tobacco use since the pandemic's onset.

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