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Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization
UNC study uncovers crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2 whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer.
Located in News / 2017 / June
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 researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for postpartum depression
A phase 2, double-blind study of the investigational medication, brexanolone, in the treatment of women with severe PPD published in The Lancet. Clinical trials are currently underway at UNC.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Newly designed viral vectors could lead to improved gene therapies
UNC and University of Florida researchers created viruses to deliver gene therapies while evading pre-existing immune system responses. Aravind Asokan, PhD, led the research team at UNC.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Researchers strive to improve cancer care for older patients
At the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Hyman B. Muss, MD, presented preliminary findings from several studies focused on older adults with cancer.
Located in News / 2017 / June
UNC/NC State spinout company raises $5.8M for ‘smart’ insulin devices
A Research Triangle Park startup founded by Zhen Gu, PhD, a biomedical engineer with joint faculty appointments at UNC and NC State University received a $5.8 million cash infusion to continue translation efforts of ‘smart’ insulin devices.
Located in News / 2017 / June
UNC bioethicist pens ‘cautionary tale’ for Zika vaccine development and pregnancy
UNC’s Anne Lyerly, MD, published an opinion piece in JAMA Pediatrics that urges scientists to use lessons learned during the Rubella outbreak as they work to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, specifically as it relates to the ethics of including pregnant women in vaccine trials.
Located in News / 2017 / June
Using ‘sticky’ nanoparticles, researchers develop new strategy to boost body’s cancer defenses
In the journal Nature Nanotechnology, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Andrew Wang, MD, report on strides made in the development of a strategy to improve the immune system's detection of cancer proteins by using “sticky” nanoparticles.
Located in News / 2017 / June
How blood vessels control their destiny
UNC researchers define the importance of the decoy receptor VEGFR1 in the process of angiogenesis, in findings that could have important implications in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
Located in News / 2017 / June
ALS: New Clues to the Cause and How Future Drugs Might Reverse Disease
UNC and NC State researchers team up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases.
Located in News / 2017 / July