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Foundation of Hope awards nearly half a million dollars for SOM research
Seven UNC School of Medicine researchers were awarded grants to combat a range of conditions, including bulimia, addiction, post-traumatic stress, and mood disorders.
Located in News / 2019 / July
Protein in the brain can 'put the brakes' on binge drinking
A new study led by UNC researchers identifies both where in the brain and how a protein in the brain, called Neuropeptide Y or NPY, can act to suppress binge alcohol drinking. These findings suggest that restoring NPY may be useful for treating alcohol use disorders and may also protect some individuals from becoming alcohol dependent.
Located in News / 2015 / March
Three SOM students make it to Three Minute Thesis finals
Come check out the finals in Bondurant G100 Tuesday Oct. 30 at 4 pm, when Alex Chung, Susanna Harris, and Bhawana Shrestha compete with other UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students to take top prizes.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Vote for UNC SOM research during STAT Madness 2018!
STAT magazine's annual March Madness biomedical research competition is in the round of 32. Find the UNC School of Medicine Logo and vote for Bryan Roth's research on the science of LSD.
Located in News / 2018 / February
UNC School of Medicine’s Wesley Legant named Beckman Young Investigator
Wesley Legant, PhD, assistant professor in the departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering, earned this prestigious early career award for his work developing new fluorescence microscopes for rapid three-dimensional imaging.
Located in News / 2019 / May
UNC researchers awarded pilot grants for Zika research
UNC investigators will study diagnostics, transmission, and neurological effects of Zika, which has been reported in 62 countries and territories.
Located in News / 2016 / June
UNC researchers develop innovative gene transfer-based treatment approach
The experimental treatment uses a genetically modified virus to deliver a missing gene into the cerebrospinal fluid of children with giant axonal neuropathy (GAN).
Located in News / 2015 / June
P Rex-1 protein key to melanoma metastasis
Researchers from UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a team that has identified a protein, called P-Rex1, that is key to the movement of cells called melanoblasts. When these cells experience uncontrolled growth, melanoma develops.
Located in News / 2011 / November
UNC scientists find potential cause for deadly breast cancer relapse
Adriana S. Beltran, PhD, a research assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine, found that the protein Engrailed 1 is overexpressed in basal-like carcinomas, and she designed a chain of amino acids to shut down the protein and kill basal-like tumors in the lab.
Located in News / 2013 / November
Li, Wang named 2012 recipients of Jefferson-Pilot Award
Yun Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and the Department of Biostatistics, and Zefeng Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, were selected to receive Jefferson-Pilot Awards this year.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Sept. 27