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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
To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus
UNC Lineberger researchers Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Lisa A. Carey, MD, were part of a preclinical study led out of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute that found that blocking the production of asparagine with a drug called L-asparaginase in mice with aggressive triple negative breast tumors, and putting them on a low-asparagine diet, reduced the breast tumor’s ability to spread.
Located in News / 2018 / March
Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors
In a study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer, researchers led by Charles Perou, PhD, and Melissa Troester, PhD, reported they used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning, or deep learning, to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Nov. 20
Magnuson Takes Over as President of the Genetics Society of America
This is the first in a series of profiles on UNC School of Medicine researchers. We will feature biomedical researchers throughout this 140th year of the school and beyond.
Located in News / 2019 / March
Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options
Study findings suggest that cognitive computing could help physicians to stay abreast of an ever-expanding body of scientific literature as well as highlight potential cancer therapeutic options. UNC Lineberger's William Kim, MD, is the study's corresponding author.
Located in News / 2017 / November
UNC Biocuration Core teams with Genomet to support collaboration on genetics research
In an effort to advance precision medicine, the Biocuration Core at the UNC School of Medicine is using Genomet’s innovative collaboration platform to strengthen user engagement.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 1
Anti-inflammatory Protein Promotes Healthy Gut Bacteria to Curb Obesity
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jenny Ting, PhD, and colleagues, publish a new approach to weight loss and diabetes prevention.
Located in News / 2018 / September
ASH Announces Partnership with UNC to Curate Genomic Data for Blood Disease Research
In partnership with UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD, the American Society of Hematology is supporting two expert review panels that will analyze the clinical significance of variants and mutations understood to be associated with myeloid malignancies and platelet disorders with the goal of aiding in their interpretation on diagnostic genetic tests.
Located in News / 2018 / April
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