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Tag: Biochemistry and Biophysics

An illustration of a liver with gears.

February 28, 2017

UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased t...

Doctoral student Cassandra Hayne, working with Saskia Naher, PhD, found that a specific mutated version of a lipoprotein binds more effectively to liver cells, thus explaining decreased levels of triglycerides in blood.

Genetics, Hematology, Research

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Chris Selby

February 7, 2017

How Life Survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA r...

Findings come from an advanced DNA sequencing application developed by the lab of University of North Carolina Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar.

Genetics, Research, Studies

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John Sondek

December 21, 2016

Inside the world of cell signaling: a G-protein breakthrough

UNC scientists led by John Sondek, PhD, created a new biochemical tool to block specific types of downstream G-protein signaling, opening new avenues of research and potential drug design and discovery.

Gastroenterology, Studies

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Aziz Sancar

July 6, 2016

Carnegie Corporation tabs Aziz Sancar as “Great Immigrant” honoree

Each year on Independence Day, the organization publishes its list entitled “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” to honor the accomplishments of notable immigrants.


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Nobel medals

May 2, 2016

UNC Nobel laureates Oliver Smithies and Aziz Sancar present medals ...

Sancar, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, donated his prize money to a Chapel Hill foundation. Smithies donated his monetary award to four universities, including UNC.


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Aziz Sancar

March 8, 2016

Harriet Fulbright Institute announces the Prof. Aziz Sancar Girls i...

Seven hundred girls from seven cities in Turkey will engage in science, technology, engineering, and math education during a series of three-day conferences.


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Nikolay Dokhoylan

December 28, 2015

Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.

ALS, Research, Studies, Treatment

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Qi Zhang

December 9, 2015

Motion Pictures of Micro Anatomy

Qi Zhang, PhD, earned a Jefferson-Pilot Award for his groundbreaking techniques that allow him to create videos of the tiniest bits of the stuff that make us human.


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Aziz Sancar

October 7, 2015

UNC Scientist Aziz Sancar Wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Sancar’s team mapped DNA repair mechanisms that protect us against cancer.


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Wolfgang Bergmeier

August 25, 2015

UNC’s Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD, earns Bridge Grant

The American Society of Hematology fills gap in decreased federal funding, supports 13 blood research projects.

Awards, Hematology

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UNC Chapel

July 16, 2015

UNC researchers earn prestigious Keck award for cell cycle map

The labs of Jean Cook, PhD, and Jeremy Purvis, PhD, will develop the first-ever interactive molecular model of a crucial cellular process that controls healthy growth and diseases such as cancer.


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