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How Life Survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA repair
Findings come from an advanced DNA sequencing application developed by the lab of University of North Carolina Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.
Located in News / 2017 / February
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.
Located in News / 2018 / April
UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals to UNC
Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.
Located in News / 2016 / April
UNC scientists solve 3-D structure of CF protein in active, inactive states
The labs of John Riordan at the UNC School of Medicine and James Chen at Oregon Health & Science University published detailed cryo-electron microscopic analysis of the CFTR protein to gain insights into why a faulty chloride channel leads to serious disease.
Located in News / 2018 / October
Wang, Qian honored with 2019 Hettleman Prizes
The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.
Located in News / 2019 / August
Wang recieves grant from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
Greg Wang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a grant to study "Novel Approaches to Target PRC2 Enzymatic Complexes for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Malignancies."
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / July 1
UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle
Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.
Located in News / 2014 / September
BCBP Seminar: "Targeting Cell Signaling Pathways for Cancer Therapies"
Wenyi Wei of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School will present her seminar August 28 at 11 am in 1131 Bioinformatics.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 23
UNC researchers discover the underlying mechanisms behind chronic inflammation-associated diseases
A team lead by Xian Chen of UNC mapped the complex interactions of proteins that control inflammation at the molecular level.
Located in News / 2013 / February
NIH and UNC researchers define role of protein vinculin in cell movement
This study shows that cell mobility occurs through the interactions between the protein vinculin and the cytoskeletal lattice formed by the protein actin.
Located in News / 2013 / August