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Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Scientists Gain Crucial Insights into Traffic Cop Function of Gene Expression Protein
UNC scientists led by Brian Strahl, PhD, and Raghuvar Dronamraju, PhD, uncovered a key regulatory step in gene expression that may be a significant factor in cancers and other major diseases.
Located in News / 2018 / December
Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA
A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.
Located in News / 2017 / June
UNC Lineberger’s Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences
A pioneer in high-resolution electron microscopy, Jack Griffith, PhD, earned one of the most prestigious honors in science during a career packed with distinguished research and collaborations that began prior to him coming to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1978.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Could Reading our Circadian Clocks According to DNA Repair Optimize Chemotherapy?
For the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar analyzed whole-genome DNA repair in an animal over 24 hours to find which genes were repaired, where exactly, and when, laying the groundwork for a more precise use of anti-cancer drugs.
Located in News / 2018 / May
Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Aravind Asokan, PhD, reveal how certain gene-carrying AAV vectors can penetrate the brain more efficiently to treat brain and spinal cord conditions, while reducing liver payload.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Prognostic tool could identify high-risk breast cancer patients
In the journal Cell Chemical Biology, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Xian Chen, PhD, report on potential prognostic tool that could be used to identify high-risk patients within particular subtypes of breast cancer.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Edward Bahnson one of 60 New US Citizens Naturalized at UNC
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Raleigh-Durham Field Office held a naturalization ceremony at the FedEx Center on UNC’s campus last Friday where residents from 30 different countries across the world were sworn in as American citizens.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / December 2018 / News
Can Scientists Change Mucus to Make It Easier to Clear, Limiting Harm to Lungs?
UNC School of Medicine and Duke University researchers, led by Brian Button, PhD, show why coughing can’t force mucus free from airways to help people battle cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis, and how new treatments could alter mucus to make coughing more therapeutic.
Located in News / 2018 / November
Researchers Reveal Hidden Rules of Genetics for How Life on Earth Began
UNC researcher Charles Carter, PhD, and Peter Wills, PhD, from the University of Aukland, show how genes were first translated into proteins to offer insight into a long-time scientific mystery.
Located in News / 2018 / July