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Researchers study strategies for using nanotechnology to boost cancer therapeutics
Four UNC Lineberger researchers – Leaf Huang, Alexander Kabanov, Andrew Wang, and Jenny Ting – presented strategies for using tiny particles to boost cancer treatment as part of a National Cancer Institute site visit.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / April
Researchers Find Fewer Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, and a 16 Percent Drop in Medical Expenses, Among Recipients of Medically Tailored Meals
The study, led by UNC's Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, found that participation in a medically tailored meals program was associated with fewer hospital admissions and nursing home admissions, and less overall medical spending.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / April
NIH awards nearly $2 million to Cell Microsystems to boost biomedical research
The UNC School of Medicine lab of William Marzluff, PhD, will collaborate with Cell Microsystems on gene editing projects to speed up the use of CRISPR workflows in lab experiments.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / April
Scientists Solve 3D Structure of Melatonin Receptors, Path to Better Medications in Sight
Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, and colleagues analyzed two melatonin receptors bound to compounds to show their precise differences and open the door to more targeted treatments for sleep disorders, diabetes, cancers, and other conditions. The research was published in Nature.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / April
UNC-Chapel Hill awarded $14 million to make childbirth safer for mothers and infants
Led by Jeffrey Stringer, MD, the two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support two studies to improve maternal and child health technologies.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May
UNC Lineberger’s research symposium draws more than 500 attendees
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 43rd Annual Scientific Symposium at the William & Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill featured talks on cancer signaling from scientists from around the nation.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May
UNC-Led ACCURE Trial Remedies Racial Disparities in Treatment for Early-Stage Lung and Breast Cancer Patients
UNC School of Medicine’s Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial aimed at reducing the disparity in treatment and outcomes for black versus white lung and breast cancer patients.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May
UNC Researchers Receive NIH Grants to Develop STD vaccines
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has funded four multi-university cooperative research centers to develop vaccines for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Toni Darville, MD, is the principal investigator on one of them through a grant for up to $10.7 million.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May
UNC Pharmacology Department Puts New Twist on Outreach
Inspired by DNA Day outreach to schools across the country, scientists in the pharmacology department gave its administrative support staff a hands-on chance to learn more about the lab work researchers conduct.
Located in Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May
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 Biochemistry and Biophysics News / / 2019 / May