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In Fimo: Finally a Name for the Experimental Examination of Excrement
To study gut bacteria, scientists focus much of their attention on excrement, which is teeming with bacteria that used to live in the gastrointestinal tract. For the sake of scientific accuracy, this experimental poop has needed a name. And now it has one thanks to UNC School of Medicine scientist Aadra Bhatt, PhD, and colleagues.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
Ten UNC Faculty Members Earn Mentoring Awards
The Office of Graduate Education at the UNC School of Medicine will recognize 10 faculty members from across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus as Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award winners at a January 15 ceremony with a keynote address.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
Senior Faculty Honored with Basic Science Mentoring Awards
The Office of Graduate Education and Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development recognized 10 faculty members with Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Awards this week.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / January
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / February
SOM Students Earn Impact, Horizons Awards from UNC Graduate School
Each year, the UNC Graduate School honors students around the university with awards celebrating their work.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / March
UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded four multi-university cooperative research centers to develop vaccines for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Toni Darville, MD, is the principal investigator on one of them through a grant for up to $10.7 million.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May
Four pairs of UNC biomedical graduate students, mentors earn HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
This prestigious honor from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports exceptional graduate students committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders across the country. Read about their past experiences and research in their own words.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / August
Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / August
Cystic Fibrosis Discovery: Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life
UNC School of Medicine scientists show that therapies to break up mucus in toddlers might offer the best route to a longer life for CF patients.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics 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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / February