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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
Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award
The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize for each awardee.
Located in News / 2011 / July
UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA
For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.
Located in News / 2011 / July
UNC CFAR federal funding extended through 2016
The UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) plays an active role in education and outreach, and provides developmental grant awards to support new ideas and new investigators in HIV/AIDS research.
Located in News / 2011 / September
UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming
A study from the UNC School of Medicine has illuminated a key step of demethylation, giving stem cell researchers critical information as they try to reprogram adult cells to mimic the curative and self-renewing properties of stem cells.
Located in News / 2011 / September
Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV dementia
This is the first study to demonstrate active replication of HIV virus in a cell type other than immune T cells and which may help to predict patients at greatest risk for HIV dementia.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin
Study suggests that restricting sunbathing or visits to the tanning booth to morning hours would reduce the risk of skin cancer. That’s when DNA repair of UV radiation damage may run in high gear.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society
Biochemist Henrik Dohlman, microbiologist William Goldman, geneticist Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, virologist Nancy Raab-Traub, geneticist Jeff Sekelsky and biochemist Yue Xiong are new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Located in News / 2011 / December
Heat helped hasten life's beginnings
New research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill investigating the effect of temperature on extremely slow chemical reactions suggests that the time required for evolution on a warm earth is shorter than critics might expect.
Located in News / 2010 / December