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Derek Chiang Selected a 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Derek Chiang, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the UNC School of Medicine, has been named a 2010 Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Chiang is one of 118 recipients of the prestigious award.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 25, 2010
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 News / 2010 / July
Gene discovered for Native American myopathy
Cynthia Powell, MD, MS, professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, is part of a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and the University of Michigan that identified the gene, STAC3, for a severe neurological condition that affects some members of the Native American Lumbee tribe in North Carolina.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / June 6
UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit
Clinical geneticist James Evans, MD, PhD helped to open the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The high-tech, high-intensity display celebrates the 10th anniversary of production of the first complete human genome sequence also known as the genetic blueprint of the human body.
Located in News / 2013 / June
Scientists map out regulatory regions of genome, hot spots for diabetes genes
The research, published online Jan. 31, 2010, in the journal Nature Genetics, presents the first high-resolution atlas of these regulatory elements in the most studied cell type for treatment and prevention of type II diabetes.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Feb. 4, 2010
‘Summer project’ lands on cover of Nature Genetics
A good summer project can be a great way for father and son to bond. Google the phrase “father-son summer project” and you’ll find examples of fathers and sons doing things together such as planting a garden, restoring an old truck or building a computer.
Located in Vital Signs / 2012 / Feb. 2
Tarantino, Valdar, and Pardo Manuel de Villena receive five-year R01 from the National Institute for Mental Health
Lisa Tarantino, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and William Valdar, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, are co-principal investigators, and Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, professor of genetics, is co-investigator on a grant entitled, "Role of maternal diet and allelic imbalance in behavior." The grant will fund estimated costs of $3,092,719 over a five-year period.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / June 13
Dr. Cynthia Bulik of UNC leads multinational anorexia genetics project
The Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI) will collect DNA samples from more than 8,000 people with anorexia nervosa (AN) and those without an eating disorder in an effort to detect genes that contribute to this potentially life-threatening illness.
Located in News / 2014 / March
Scientists stack up new genes for height
Competitors become collaborators to achieve a common goal: the discovery of genes that influence height.
Located in News / 2010 / September
Key protein aids in DNA repair
UNC scientists and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have shown in multiple contexts that DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 15, 2010