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UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
Located in News / 2015 / May
The Signal and the Noise
Henrik Dohlman, PhD, discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the chemical signals inside our bodies and the drugs we use to battle diseases.
Located in News / 2014 / July
Wang selected as a Kimmel Scholar in cancer research
Greg Wang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry & biophysics, was selected as a 2014 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Scholar in cancer research for his research project entitled “Deciphering the role of histone demethylation in hematopoietic malignancies.”
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 15
UNC scientists pinpoint link between light signal and circadian rhythms
A new paper by Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD and his colleagues takes an important step in understanding the underlying molecular signals that influence a broad array of biological processes ranging from the sleep-wake cycle to cancer growth and development.
Located in News / 2010 / December
A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA
Qi Zhang sees himself as a warrior. In his lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wages war on genetic diseases such as cancer and heart disease on a battlefield measured with single atoms.
Located in News / 2014 / January
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
Greg Wang receives an ASH Scholar Award
Congratulations to Greg Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics who is the recipient of an American Society of Hematology Scholar Award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 22
Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development
A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.
Located in News / 2012 / September
Brian Strahl Promoted to Full Professor
Dr. Strahl’s laboratory has been at the forefront of understanding how histones and their covalent modifications regulate chromatin structure and function, with a particular emphasis on how chromatin impacts gene regulation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 15
CURE Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) awards grant to develop treatments for uveal melanoma
A research team directed by Professors John Sondek, PhD, UNC School of Medicine and William Janzen, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Community United for Research and Education of Ocular Melanoma (CURE OM) to identify inhibitors of an oncogene found in the majority of melanomas of the eye.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / March 14