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Researchers Pinpoint Animal Model Proteins Important in Study of Human Disease
Frank Conlon, PhD, co-led a study showing which proteins and pathways are conserved in four major animal models and humans, providing insights into which models are best for specific research of human disease.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / September
Susan G. Komen Announces $26-million Investment in Research Focused on Metastatic Breast Cancer, New Treatments
UNC Lineberger and UNC School of Medicine researchers Lisa Carey, MD, Charles Perou, PhD, and Hector Franco, PhD, received $1,450,000 in research funding. They were the only North Carolina-based researchers awarded Komen grants.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / September
Wesley Legant, Hyejung Won Earn NIH Director’s New Innovator Awards
The National Institutes of Health announced 93 awards to fund highly innovative, high-impact biomedical research as part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / October
Gene therapy researchers find viral barcode to cross the blood-brain barrier
UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Aravind Asokan, PhD, reveal how certain gene-carrying AAV vectors can penetrate the brain more efficiently to treat brain and spinal cord conditions, while reducing liver payload.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / February
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high on “Best Global Universities” list
In the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings, pharmacology and toxicology were lumped into one category and ranked first among public universities. Among all universities around the globe, UNC pharmacology/toxicology ranked second behind Harvard.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / February
Scientists map molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy
Scientists led by UNC McAllister Heart Institute researcher Frank Conlon, PhD, reveal detailed molecular events underlying the transformation of ordinary fibroblast cells into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / February
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
UNC Researcher Helps Find Solutions for Childcare Conundrum at Academic Conferences
Paola Giusti-Rodriguez, PhD, is one of 40 scientists that contributed to a paper outlining the difficulties parents encounter when attending conferences. They offer solutions that could quickly improve attendance and involvement of mothers at these events.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / March
To halt breast cancer’s spread, scientists block amino acid found in asparagus
UNC Lineberger researchers Charles M. Perou, PhD, and Lisa A. Carey, MD, were part of a preclinical study led out of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute that found that blocking the production of asparagine with a drug called L-asparaginase in mice with aggressive triple negative breast tumors, and putting them on a low-asparagine diet, reduced the breast tumor’s ability to spread.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / March
UNC Pediatrics Delivers Investigational Genome Editing Therapy in Clinical Trial for the Rare Hunter Syndrome
First gene therapy performed by Dr. Joseph Muenzer and the UNC Clinical Translational and Research Center.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2018 / March