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g ; 1'fi1fUH1I'l Along witb UN( and Hidligan State
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wBJ begin build-
ing I telescope in
Chile', Aftdeij lfeulllains nut year.
lhHadlty is scheduled to be
coqJIeted in 2001. The ooiversi-
ties are part of an aliance ailed
the Southern Obsemto!y for .
Astrophysical Rmarch. which also
indudes the National Optical Astronomy Observatories.
Anonymity Boosts HIV Testing: People are
about 50 percent more likely to get tested for HIY, the virus
that causes AIDS, in counties where they can choose to have
test results I!JICWItd only to themselves and not to state health
agencies, according to a new study from the School of Public
Health. The researchers evaluated 71,434 cases in 18 North
Carolina counties in which people visited dinks specifically to
be screened for HIV.
Cancer Treatment Breakthrough: Scientists at
the khool of Hedicine have discovered a naturally occurring
mechanism that allows tumors to protect themselves againn
radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The researchel1 have
also figured out how to tum the mechanism off. If the dis-
covery works as well in patients as it has on a variety of
cultured human cancer cells, it could improve cancer treatment
and boon survival significantly, the scientists say.
Fighting Septic Shock: Compounds containing iron
atoms have protected lab animals from septic shock, the lead-
ing cause of death in hospital intensive care units, researchel1
at UNC and Glaxo Welkome have discovered. The scientists say
... illlIImIns for • purposes 1ftIli:,.',.", oitialy iI patients.
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fi'ilii I'biill HIlt III Mrf pubic high
and dICiIaI cIrecIor in North *' apubic service. theeD wi! be sold at concerts and
i I . . in tbe Chapel Hill area, and proceeds wiD support
Mire student monIings.
Stroke Prevendon: Amajor new national study of
whether artain common nutrients can prevent strokes from
recurring soon wiD begin at the UNC School of Public Health
and 36 medical centers aaoss the u.s. and Canada Researd1e11
at UN( will coordinate the five-year study, which w~ 1 ~ve
3,600 patients either large or standard amounts of folic acid
and vitamins 8-6 and 8-12. Between 7 and 10 percent of
patients who ha~ suffered one stroke will have a second one.
Knee Replacement: Dr. Frank C. Wilson, Kenan pro-
fessor of orthopedia at the School of Hedicine, has validated
his hypothesis that a freely moving prosthesis would produce
better results than one allowing motion in only one plane.
Wilson studied more than 400 knee replacements over 12 yem.
Pharmacists Publish: Pharmacy school faculty mem-
beI1 have released a book that describes costs and revenues
associated with phannacies converting to a service known as
pharmacist care. The book, A Practical Business Plan for
Implementing Pharmaast Care In a Cammun~ Pharmacy,
espouses the approach that pharmacists should do more than
just fill prescriptions; they should set up appointments with
patients to discuS! health care, and monitor drug therapies.
Child Homicide Rate: Between 1985 and 1994,
259 North Carolina children under age II were murdered,
according to a study conducted at the School of Public Health
and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Among the cases,
219 were judged child abuse homicides. The researchm
found that children under 12 months were at greatest risk,
followed by 2-year-olds and I-year-olds.
Suicide and Race: Nearty 90 percent of North Caro-
lina women who commit suicide are white, a figure signifi-
cantly higher than white women's percentage of the N.C.
population, according to a new study at the schools of public
health and medicine and the Injury Prevention Research (enter.
Research found that half of the women used guns to take
their own lives, and a history of depression was found in S4
percent of the cases.
Professor's Invention: Joseph DeSimone, professor
of chemistry, has created a device that has spawned a new
company that plans to help industries dean and process fabrics,
parts and equipment without using toxic solvents. Performance
Solutions Inc. began operating in November under a license
agreement with the Univmity. The invention uses a process
like one used to decaffeinate coffee.
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