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The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine
This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.
Located in News / 2019 / May
Researchers clock DNA's recovery time after chemotherapy
The lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that could inform the creation of 'chronochemotherapies' -- strategies using chemo to treat cancer patients at particular times of day to maximize therapeutic benefit and minimize side effects.
Located in News / 2019 / July
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
Surprise Finding About HIV Reservoir Could Lead to Better Therapies
Researchers led by Ron Swanstrom, PhD, and colleagues in South Africa, discovered that the latent HIV reservoir that persists during antiretroviral treatment mostly reflects viruses present in the blood at the start of antiretroviral treatment.
Located in News / 2019 / October
Feast or Famine: Scientists Find Key Bio ‘Switch’ that Helps Cells Adapt
From the UNC School of Medicine lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, and Stanford University lab of Ashby Morrison, PhD, comes a solution to the mystery of “crotonyl” marks in the genome that may have relevance for the treatment of various forms of cancer.
Located in News / 2019 / November
Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process
Led by the UNC School of Medicine lab of Leslie Parise, PhD, researchers created an artificial intelligence tool to measure NETosis, an important inflammatory process by which certain white blood cells trap invaders like bacteria. This work will help scientists find ways to stop or promote the process in disease states.
Located in News / 2019 / December
How Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling
Richard Wolfenden, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, details how white rot fungi produce enzymes that turn out to be key players in the carbon cycle.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Scientists Visualize Competition Between Healthy, Dysfunctional Platelets
In some patients with blood disorders, platelet transfusion therapy doesn’t work. UNC School of Medicine scientists used real-time imaging and mouse models to show why. Their work, led by Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, could guide clinical studies and better use of platelet therapy.
Located in News / 2019 / December
Yeh and Strahl named Smithies Investigators
The UNC School of Medicine selected professors from the departments of surgery, and biochemistry and biophysics for the annual award in honor of Oliver Smithies, UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner.
Located in News / 2018 / January
UNC SOM lands 16 departments in top 25 for NIH funding
The UNC School of Medicine ranks 16th overall in NIH funding; 6th among public universities. The department of cell biology and physiology is the highest ranked at 2nd overall.
Located in News / 2018 / February