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Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin
Study suggests that restricting sunbathing or visits to the tanning booth to morning hours would reduce the risk of skin cancer. That’s when DNA repair of UV radiation damage may run in high gear.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Wolfgang Bergmeier becomes associate professor with tenure
Research in the Bergmeier lab focuses on the adhesion mechanisms of platelets and neutrophils to sites of vascular injury/activation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 15
UNC researcher earns American Heart Association award
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, will use the $400,000 award to study the role of blood platelets in inflammation and injury.
Located in News / 2014 / January
Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV dementia
This is the first study to demonstrate active replication of HIV virus in a cell type other than immune T cells and which may help to predict patients at greatest risk for HIV dementia.
Located in News / 2011 / October
Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award
The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize for each awardee.
Located in News / 2011 / July
UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack
A new study — the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets — netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.
Located in News / 2013 / August
UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA
For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.
Located in News / 2011 / July
Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors
A UNC research team demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately the functions, of RNA molecules.
Located in News / 2012 / April
Molecular twist helps regulate the cellular message to make histone proteins
In a collaborative effort published online in the January 18, 2013 issue of the journal Science, researchers at the University of North Carolina and Columbia University show for the first time how two key proteins in messenger RNA communicate via a molecular twist to help maintain the balance of histones to DNA.
Located in News / 2013 / January
UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis
The lab of Klaus Hahn, PhD, developed a new technique to help scientists map the interactions between the proteins at the heart of many diseases.
Located in News / 2014 / March