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'Good' bacteria is possible solution for unchecked inflammation in bowel diseases
In a study published in journal Nature Immunology, researchers led by UNC Lineberger member Jenny P.Y. Ting, PhD, describe how inflammation can go unchecked in the absence of a certain inflammation inhibitor called NLRP12. In a harmful feedback loop, this inflammation can upset the balance of bacteria living in the gut. Beneficial bacterial may be the key to reversing inflammation in the absence of this key regulator.
Located in News / 2017 / March
2010 Oncology Nursing and Service Awards Presented
Ann Fletcher, Sam Sharf and Liz Sherwood each received a 2010 Oncology Nursing Excellence Award. Dan Roscicki was recognized with a Clinical Services Excellence Award.
Located in News / 2010 / November
‘The singing patient’ hopes his music will inspire others
Decorated military veteran MG Autry says service to others is central to his life. Even when he is facing his own health challenges, he would have it no other way.
Located in News / 2019 / January
A beloved doctor inspires a continuum of compassion
The latest installment in the Family House Diaries video series features Dr. Tom Shea, the Director and Founder of UNC's Bone Marrow Transplant Program, and Joe and Veatrice Harris of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Located in News / 2015 / May
A cancer diagnosis changed their wedding plans, but strengthened their bond
A diagnosis with a rare type of blood cancer called acute promyelocytic leukemia just days before his wedding influenced Dustin Riedesel's perspective on marriage, and inspired him and his now-wife, Katie, to raise money to support cancer research.
Located in News / 2018 / November
A Daughter’s Calling
A science class captured Catherine Fahey’s imagination. A mother’s battle with cancer led her to pursue medicine as a career. At UNC, Fahey found a home at the junction of research and patient care.
Located in News / 2015 / September
A few minutes with Stephen Frye, PhD
After a 20-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Stephen Frye, PhD, joined the UNC faculty in 2007 with the goal of partnering with physician-scientists to develop new cancer therapeutics. In May, he and his wife Susan will ride 60 miles on a tandem bicycle to support Team UNC Lineberger in The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer. We recently sat down with Frye to talk about his love of chemistry, his interest in writing, and his desire to break the 50 mph barrier on his bicycle.
Located in News / 2018 / March
A Gene’s Journey from Covert to Celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers.
Located in News / 2017 / January
A new era for genetic interpretation
UNC Lineberger researchers are collaborating through the ClinGen consortium to pinpoint disease-causing genetic variants.
Located in News / 2015 / May
A powerful technique to further understanding of RNA
Qi Zhang sees himself as a warrior. In his lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he wages war on genetic diseases such as cancer and heart disease on a battlefield measured with single atoms.
Located in News / 2014 / January