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International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment
Located in News / 2014 / July
UNC genetics professor named to NIH stem cell research review panel
The National Institutes of Health has named UNC Sarah Graham Kenan genetics professor and chair Terry R. Magnuson, Ph.D., to a panel that will review the acceptability for federal research funds of human embryonic stem cell lines.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Sept. 25, 2009
Kim receives AACR and Kure It Kidney Cancer research grant
William Y. Kim, MD, assistant professor in the departments of medicine and genetics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will receive $250,000 during the two-year grant term.
Located in News / 2012 / December
New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production
A cutting-edge genomic analysis method has helped researchers track new genetic contributors relevant to diabetes. The results provide a first example that the new tool can help decipher many complex diseases such as obesity and cancer.
Located in News / 2012 / December
Many rare mutations contribute to schizophrenia risk
Two new studies provide further evidence that schizophrenia arises from the combined effects of many genes. Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC is a co-author of one of the studies.
Located in News / 2014 / January
Re-opening of the Animal Models Core Facility
The newly reorganized Animal Models Core Facility, under the direction of Dale Cowley, Ph.D., is now officially open for business.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
Diabetes investigation in rats makes editor's pick in APS journal
An investigation into diabetes-related outcomes in a rat model, with senior author William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics at UNC, and first author Leah Solberg Woods, PhD, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, has made the editor's pick in this month's Physiological Genomics, a journal of the American Physiological Society.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 7
Gene variant heightens risk of severe liver disease in cystic fibrosis
A UNC study, which appears in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of cystic fibrosis liver disease and better treatment options for the patients affected by the disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
VIDEO: Scientists demonstrate link between genetic defect and brain changes in schizophrenia
Scientists at UNC have found that a deletion in a gene known as 22qq11 affects the developing brain in specific ways that may lead to schizophrenia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 22, 2009
Sekelsky named Director of the Curriculum in Genetics & Molecular Biology
The School of Medicine has appointed Jeff Sekelsky, PhD, as the new Director for the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Oct. 18