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Researchers discover how a chemical used in chemotherapies affects genes linked to autism
Key enzymes are found to have a ‘profound effect’ across dozens of genes linked to autism. The insight could help illuminate environmental factors behind autism spectrum disorder and contribute to a unified theory of how the disorder develops.
Located in News / 2013 / August
UNC School of Medicine ranks 6th in NIH research funding for public schools in 2013
Eight basic science and clinical departments at UNC finished in the top 10 in their fields.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / Jan. 23
Charles Perou, PhD, appointed May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professorship of Molecular Oncology Research
The professorship, established by a $1 million gift from Wally (class of ’66) and Lil Loewenbaum of Austin, Texas is named in honor of Mrs. Lowenbaum’s mother, May Goldman Shaw.
Located in News / 2011 / August
Unearthing King Tet: Key protein influences stem cell fate
UNC researchers reveal how a protein called Tet1 helps stem cells keep their “stemness” in a paper published in Nature.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - July 22, 2010
Largest ever genome-wide study on body fat and BMI strengthen genetic links to obesity
UNC researchers led by Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Kari North, PhD, including a consortium of researchers, find 89 new genetic locations that will help scientists pinpoint genes that play roles in different obesity traits.
Located in News / 2015 / February
Kelada recognized by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Samir Kelada, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Genetics, was one of six scientists across the nation to receive the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Feb. 19
Researchers identify 44 genomic variants associated with depression
The study, co-led by Patrick Sullivan of UNC and Naomi Wray of the University of Queensland, is the largest genome-wide association study to date of genetic risk factors for major depression.
Located in News / 2018 / April
Another molecular clue in the mysterious influence of microbiota in the gut
By focusing on small molecules called microRNAs in stem cells of the intestine, UNC School of Medicine researchers have proposed a new mechanism by which gut microbes might help keep us healthy or make us sick.
Located in News / 2017 / January
UNC team develops first-ever disease model of a rare liver cancer
A new study led by Lola Reid, PhD, professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, assistant professor, Genetics, has established the first-ever disease model for fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC), a highly aggressive liver cancer that is increasing in frequency worldwide. Both Reid and Sethupathy are also Lineberger members.
Located in Vital Signs / 2015 / Nov. 5
The Genetics of Drug Side Effects
UNC School of Medicine's William Valdar and James Crowley lead a quest to discover the genetic underpinnings of drug side effects.
Located in News / 2014 / February