UNC biochemists resurrect “molecular fossils” to conduct experiments that undercut the predominant scientific theory of how life began on Earth.
This research indicates that both exterior and interior sensors work together to detect the same component of bacterial cell membranes, a molecule called lipopolysaccharide or LPS.
Qian’s lab plans to investigate the fundamental events underlying the progression of various cardiovascular diseases as well as to discover the basic mechanisms of cell reprogramming.
Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
Experiments show promising results for a drug that could lead to a lasting treatment for millions of Americans with macular degeneration.
Researchers at UNC plan to sequence the entire genome of 400 infants to determine what useful clinical data can be acquired through the tests.
A new study — the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets — netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.
The Hepatitis C Therapeutic Registry and Research Network, or HCV-TARGET, is led jointly by investigators at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and University of Florida and is sponsored in part by multiple pharmaceutical companies.
Adults age 45 and older who engaged in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week did not increase their risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period.
Key enzymes are found to have a ‘profound effect’ across dozens of genes linked to autism. The insight could help illuminate environmental factors behind autism spectrum disorder and contribute to a unified theory of how the disorder develops.
As a clinical nurse IV in the outpatient clinics of N.C. Cancer Hospital, Collier plays many roles from nurse manager to caring for patients. He's used to playing different roles though as he's been into drama and theater about as long as he's been in nursing.
More than three-quarters of Hispanic patients in North Carolina aren’t performing skin self-exams (SSE) to detect possible skin cancers, and physicians need to do a better job of educating their patients about this potentially life-saving practice, say researchers in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
While there, Sen. Hagan met Grayson Clamp, a 3-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. who is able to hear now after receiving an auditory brainstem implant at UNC as part of an FDA-approved investigational trial. A video showing Grayson hearing his father's voice for the first time has garnered more than 1 million views on YouTube.
A genome-wide association analysis led by Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC identifies 22 places in the human genome that play a role in development of the mental disorder.
A group of Triangle-based women who have been friends for nearly 30 years share their culinary talents with guests at SECU Family House. For all, it’s about more than the food.
Dr. Sharpless succeeds H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, MD, as center director. Dr. Earp will continue as director of UNC Cancer Care, a role in which he coordinates cancer care and research across the School of Medicine, the University and UNC Health Care System.
The research team included Dr. Paul Godley of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that a well-known associate of G protein-coupled receptors -- a common target of FDA-approved drugs -- may play a critical role in mounting a rescue effort to avert an intracellular meltdown.
This study shows that cell mobility occurs through the interactions between the protein vinculin and the cytoskeletal lattice formed by the protein actin.
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