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Alumni Seth Zimmerman Awarded 2017 JCS Prize
Thomas and Sandy credit their fulfilling careers to the education they received at UNC-Chapel Hill. To show their appreciation, they have a long history of sharing their time and talents to support Carolina.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / December 2018 / News
Neher receives grant from the American Heart Association
Dr. Saskia Neher, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, received a beginning grant-in-aid, which promotes the independent status of promising scientists.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5
UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal
Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that a well-known associate of G protein-coupled receptors -- a common target of FDA-approved drugs -- may play a critical role in mounting a rescue effort to avert an intracellular meltdown.
Located in News / 2013 / August
UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players
In the first application of this approach, the UNC researchers showed how a protein called Src kinase influences the way cells extend and move, a previously unknown role that is consistent with the protein’s ties to tumor progression and metastasis.
Located in News / 2013 / April
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
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
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
Scientists digitally mimic evolution to create new proteins
Published in the journal Science, a study by UNC School of Medicine researchers offers a new route to design the 'cellular machines' needed to understand and battle diseases.
Located in News / 2016 / May
UNC SOM Researchers Named Creativity Hubs Award Leaders, Team Members
The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced the 2019 Creativity Hubs Awards to accelerate solutions to societal challenges. These are two-year grants for up to $500,000.
Located in News
The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived at UNC School of Medicine
This new technology will help basic scientists better understand macromolecular structures important for human health and diseases, such as cancers.
Located in News / 2019 / May