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Category: Cell Biology

Orrin Stone/Photo by Max Englund

December 11, 2014

Platforms for Proteins

Graduate student Orrin Stone is creating molecular tools to pinpoint how and when cellular pathways trigger cell movement – or, in cancer, metastasis.

Cancer, Cell Biology, Devices, Innovation

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Shawn Ahmed

April 24, 2014

UNC researchers link aging to cellular interactions that occur acro...

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.

Cell Biology, Genetics, Research

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Shelley Earp

July 8, 2013

Inhibiting macrophage MerTK signaling creates an innate immune resp...

New evidence by a UNC-led team shows that MerTK macrophage action in the microenvironment that surrounds cancer cells blunts the immune response, allowing the tumor cell to grow and metastasize.

Cancer, Cell Biology, Immunology, Research, Treatment

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Neurons can be cultured in one compartment of a microfluidic chamber (right side) and extend their axons through very small grooves into a separate compartment (left side).

May 23, 2013

The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons

UNC researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and autism.

Autism, Cell Biology, Neurology, Research

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The UNC study was published online in the journal Stem Cells.

April 4, 2013

For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human...

The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.

Cell Biology, Research

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