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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
The Science of Fluoride Flipping
A new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.
Located in News / 2017 / August
UNC Scientists Discover Proteins Keeping Stem Cells in their Undifferentiated State
The lab of Jean Cook, PhD, found how a chain of proteins called an MCM complex could enable the fast cell-division that makes some forms of cancer so dangerous.
Located in News / 2017 / December
Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls in STEM Project
Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.
Located in News / 2016 / March
UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC
Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.
Located in News / 2016 / April
New optogenetic tool moves proteins within cells to study biological changes
By using lasers, UNC School of Medicine scientists can switch off and on proteins to watch how cells react quickly to their new reality.
Located in News / 2016 / April
Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create new proteins
Published in the journal Science, a study by UNC School of Medicine researchers offers a new route to design the 'cellular machines' needed to understand and battle diseases.
Located in News / 2016 / May
Sancar earns UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor
Winning the Gardner Award is the latest in a long line of international achievements for Sancar, who shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his groundbreaking work on DNA repair.
Located in News / 2016 / May
Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree
Each year on Independence Day, the organization publishes its list entitled “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” to honor the accomplishments of notable immigrants.
Located in News / 2016 / July