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Scientists find a key protein that allows Plavix to conquer platelets
The findings could lead to more personalized approaches to controlling platelet activity during heart attacks and other vascular emergencies and diseases. Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC, is senior author of the paper.
Located in News / 2015 / February
Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells
UNC McAllister Heart Institute scientists led by Li Qian, PhD, developed a single-cell genomics pipeline to discover the molecular roadmap underlying the conversion of human scar-making fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2019 / June
It’s how you splice it: scientists discover possible origin of muscle, heart defects
The basic biological process called alternative splicing proves vital in making sure important muscle cell proteins switch from their fetal forms to their adult forms. Not doing so could lead to muscle defects and disorders.
Located in News / 2016 / November
Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects
UNC researchers led by Frank Conlon, PhD, shed light on how gene defects lead to congenital heart malformations.
Located in News / 2018 / June
Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?
Research led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, showed much lower levels of the protein CXCL5 in older people with clogged arteries.
Located in News / 2017 / November
Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes
The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.
Located in News / 2019 / August
New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries
UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.
Located in News / 2016 / April
MHI Seminar Series Presents: Ming Cui Gong, Ph.D., M.D., Prof of Physiology and Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine
“Disrupted Circadian Rhythms of Blood Pressure and Vascular Function in Diabetes”
Located in Vital Signs / 2017 / Oct. 19
Duke/UNC Team Testing New Strategies to Prevent Clotting in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer
CTSA collaborative funding award supports mouse-model research. Nigel Mackman, PhD, of UNC, and Rebekah White, MD, of Duke are leading the effort.
Located in News / 2016 / June
Prestigious Journal Names Li Qian as Top Reviewer
The editors at Cell Press selected Li Qian, PhD, associate director of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, as one of its best scientific article reviewers, and published a short essay about her views on peer review.
Located in Vital Signs / 2019 / September 26