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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 News / 2018 / March
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 News / 2018 / February
UNC murine study predicts cancer drug responsiveness in human tumors
A UNC research team found that genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMs) were able to accurately predict human response to a standard chemotherapy drug combination commonly used in the clinic.
Located in News / 2013 / July
VIDEO: Scientists demonstrate link between genetic defect and brain changes in schizophrenia
Scientists at UNC have found that a deletion in a gene known as 22qq11 affects the developing brain in specific ways that may lead to schizophrenia.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 22, 2009
Re-opening of the Animal Models Core Facility
The newly reorganized Animal Models Core Facility, under the direction of Dale Cowley, Ph.D., is now officially open for business.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 15, 2009
Messenger RNA with FLASH
A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified a key player in a molecular process essential for DNA replication within cells.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009
Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia
A genome-wide association analysis led by Dr. Patrick Sullivan of UNC identifies 22 places in the human genome that play a role in development of the mental disorder.
Located in News / 2013 / August
VIDEO: Researchers identify critical gene for brain development, mental retardation
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
The power to help, hurt and confuse: Direct-to-consumer whole genome testing
Two UNC experts write that whole genome and whole exome sequencing technology “will routinely uncover both trivial and important medical results, both welcome and unwelcome … and presents the medical community with new challenges.”
Located in News / 2011 / December
North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress
A series of 15 scientific papers published this week in the journals of the Genetics Society of America (Genetics and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics) put North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross.
Located in News / 2012 / February