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UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack
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.
Located in News / 2013 / August
New findings from UNC School of Medicine challenge assumptions about origins of life
UNC biochemists resurrect “molecular fossils” to conduct experiments that undercut the predominant scientific theory of how life began on Earth.
Located in News / 2013 / September
Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors
A UNC research team demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately the functions, of RNA molecules.
Located in News / 2012 / April
DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer
The finding presents a possible explanation for why so many cancers possess not just genomic instability, but also more or less than the usual 46 DNA-containing chromosomes.
Located in News / 2012 / May
UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar
Neher is the eleventh such recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985 and she is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.
Located in News / 2012 / June
Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code
New research from UNC has established a new link between two fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone H3 lysine 9 methylation and DNA methylation -- in humans.
Located in News / 2012 / September
Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development
A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.
Located in News / 2012 / September
UNC research uncovers new insight into cell development and cancer
The study, published December 27, 2012 by the journal Molecular Cell, implicates a unique class of proteins called polycomb-like proteins, or PCL's, as bridging molecules between the "on" and "off" state of a gene.
Located in News / 2012 / December
Molecular battle in cancer cells offers clues for treatment
Researchers investigating a genetic mutation in brain cancer and leukemia patients have discovered how one cancer metabolite battles another normal metabolite to contribute cancer development.
Located in News / 2011 / January
Tet further revealed! Studies track protein relevant to stem cells, cancer
UNC biochemist Yi Zhang, PhD, whose team conducted the studies, called the findings an important step in understanding the molecular mechanisms behind cell differentiation and the development of cancer.
Located in News / 2011 / March