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UNC research uncovers new insight into cell development and cancer
The study, published December 27, 2012 by the journal Molecular Cell, implicates a unique class of proteins called polycomb-like proteins, or PCL's, as bridging molecules between the "on" and "off" state of a gene.
Located in News / 2012 / December
Scientists find missing link between players in the epigenetic code
New research from UNC has established a new link between two fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone H3 lysine 9 methylation and DNA methylation -- in humans.
Located in News / 2012 / September
Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development
A mysterious form of cell death, coded in proteins and enzymes, led to a discovery by UNC researchers uncovering a prime suspect for new cancer drug development.
Located in News / 2012 / September
UNC’s Saskia Neher selected as 2012 Pew Scholar
Neher is the eleventh such recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985 and she is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.
Located in News / 2012 / June
DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer
The finding presents a possible explanation for why so many cancers possess not just genomic instability, but also more or less than the usual 46 DNA-containing chromosomes.
Located in News / 2012 / May
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
Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society
Biochemist Henrik Dohlman, microbiologist William Goldman, geneticist Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, virologist Nancy Raab-Traub, geneticist Jeff Sekelsky and biochemist Yue Xiong are new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Located in News / 2011 / December
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
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
UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming
A study from the UNC School of Medicine has illuminated a key step of demethylation, giving stem cell researchers critical information as they try to reprogram adult cells to mimic the curative and self-renewing properties of stem cells.
Located in News / 2011 / September