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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
UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur across generations
Shawn Ahmed, PhD, shows that tweaking specific cellular mechanisms helps tiny worms overcome infertility through a pathway of cellular interactions that result in long life. The finding gives clues to how the molecular interactions in cells of one organism affect progeny many generations later.
Located in News / 2014 / April
UNC researchers link gene to increased dendritic spines – a signpost of autism
By deleting the NrCAM gene, scientists have found a potential way to cut back on the neural connections implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Located in News / 2014 / September
UNC researchers pinpoint new role for enzyme in DNA repair, kidney cancer
The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, PhD, offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer.
Located in News / 2014 / June
UNC School of Medicine departments rank high in 2018 NIH funding report
All six basic science departments rank in the top 10 in NIH finding, according to a new report by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 11 clinical departments rank in the top 30.
Located in News / 2019 / February
UNC School of Medicine graduate students earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships
Megan Agajanian, in the lab of Ben Major, PhD, and Juanita Limas, in the lab of Jean Cook, PhD, will receive up to $150,000 each to support their biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Located in News / 2018 / July
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
UNC School of Medicine's Leslie Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair
Parise is completing a second term on the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) and Faculty Council, where she pushed for improvements to the campus work-life environment and initiated discussions that led to creation of the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Located in News / 2017 / April
UNC Scientist Aziz Sancar Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Sancar’s team mapped DNA repair mechanisms that protect us against cancer.
Located in News / 2015 / October
UNC Scientists Discover Proteins Keeping Stem Cells in their Undifferentiated State
The lab of Jean Cook, PhD, found how a chain of proteins called an MCM complex could enable the fast cell-division that makes some forms of cancer so dangerous.
Located in News / 2017 / December