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Male Contraceptive Compound Stops Sperm Without Affecting Hormones

In preclinical tests, researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and Oregon Health and Sciences University showed how a new compound can immobilize sperm temporarily without side effects.

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Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial

Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial

The policy forum piece co-authored by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, explores the question of whether a Zika human challenge trial (intentionally infecting people with Zika to address the science and vaccine development process) could be ethically justified.

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Strahl earns MIRA award from NIH

Strahl earns MIRA award from NIH

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Brian Strahl, PhD, $1.9 million over five years to continue investigating the detailed mechanisms of gene expression and chromatin, which are crucial to various diseases, especially cancers.

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How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?

How Does Plant DNA Avoid the Ravages of UV Radiation?

The lab of UNC Nobel laureate Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, reveals first-ever repair map of an entire multicellular organism to illuminate some interesting inner workings of the plant kingdom’s DNA highly efficient repair system.

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Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

Large Aggregates of ALS-causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nikolay Dokholyan, PhD, add to evidence that small aggregates of SOD1 protein are the brain-cell killing culprits in ALS, but the formation of larger, more visible, and fibril-like aggregates of the same protein may protect brain cells.

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