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UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
Their effort will be part of a consortium of investigators studying the human genome blueprint, titled the “ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements” (ENCODE). The consortium’s overall goal is to assemble a comprehensive catalog of functional elements in the human genome.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Oct. 22, 2009
VIDEO: Researchers identify critical gene for brain development, mental retardation
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
Research at the UNC Kidney Center Reveals a Genetic Link with PR3-ANCA Disease
A genetics study has shown that African Americans with a particular allele, or form of a gene, are more likely to develop PR3-ANCA disease.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / June 9
Joint UNC-NCSU BME Rehabilitation Engineering Center Seed Grant Program Fall Semester 2012
The UNC-NCSU Rehabilitation Engineering Pilot Grant Program was established to facilitate collaboration between UNC and NCSU faculty for attaining larger grants. For grant funding we will consider proposals that foster advancement of clinically relevant rehabilitation engineering research through collaboration of NCSU and UNC faculty members.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / July 26
Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 29, 2010
UNC Awarded Cancer Genome Atlas Grant
National effort will shape the future of cancer research and treatment.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
UNC School of Medicine honors Gwyther with Distinguished Faculty Award
Robert E. Gwyther, M.D., M.B.A., is a professor of family medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / April
CGIBD Thursday Research Seminar Series
Roy C. Orlando, MD, will present,"Barret's Esophagus: Friend or Foe...a Play in 3 Acts!"
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / March 8
Mental illness by itself does not predict future violent behavior
People with mental illness alone are no more likely than anyone else to commit acts of violence, a new study by UNC-Chapel Hill researchers concludes. But mental illness combined with substance abuse or dependence elevates the risk for future violence.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / February
VIDEO: Training birth attendants in developing countries increases babies’ survival
The study was conducted in six countries. Researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine took part in the study in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in partnership with the Kinshasa School of Public Health.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 25, 2010