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UNC scientists win $1.6 million stimulus award to accelerate decoding of human genome
Their effort will be part of a consortium of investigators studying the human genome blueprint, titled the “ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements” (ENCODE). The consortium’s overall goal is to assemble a comprehensive catalog of functional elements in the human genome.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 22, 2009
Scientists visit 8,400 North Carolina students
‘Science ambassadors’ deploy across the state for annual DNA Day celebration, inspiring students to break stereotypes, ask questions and dream big.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / May 8
Art of Science Competition sponsored in conjunction with Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposium
Carolina Biosciences Alumni Reunion and Symposium is sponsoring an Art of Science Competition open to all UNC students, staff and faculty. Winners will get to have their art on display at the Ackland Art Museum.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 21
UNC’s Aravind Asokan to receive ASGCT 2013 Outstanding New Investigator Award
Aravind Asokan, PhD, assistant professor of genetics in the School of Medicine, was selected by the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy to receive a 2013 Outstanding New Investigator Award.
Located in Vital Signs / 2013 / Feb. 21
RNA/DNA Isolation Service Expansion Survey
The Translational Technologies Core of the North Carolina TraCS Institute is conducting a 5-minute survey to gauge interest in expanding offerings of human RNA/DNA isolation to users of the UNC genomics technology core facilities.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Dec. 9
Molecular marker could help spot pancreatic cancer early
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have identified a molecular marker of pancreatic cancer that may help spot the disease at its earliest stages, when it can be treated more successfully with surgery.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 29, 2010
Study identifies a protein complex possibly crucial for triggering embryo development
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered a protein complex that appears to play a significant role in erasing epigenetic instructions on sperm DNA, essentially creating a blank slate for the different cell types of a new embryo to develop.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 8, 2010
Gene variant heightens risk of severe liver disease in cystic fibrosis
A UNC study, which appears in the Sept. 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), could lead to earlier detection and diagnosis of cystic fibrosis liver disease and better treatment options for the patients affected by the disease.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Sept. 11, 2009
VIDEO: UNC study pinpoints gene controlling number of brain cells
The finding suggests that a single gene, called GSK-3, controls the signals that determine how many neurons actually end up composing the brain. This has important implications for patients with neuropsychiatric illness, as links have recently been drawn between GSK-3 and schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
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 / 2010 / Vital Signs - Feb. 4, 2010