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Tag: Biochemistry and Biophysics

Charles Carter

September 13, 2013

New findings from UNC School of Medicine challenge assumptions abou...

UNC biochemists resurrect “molecular fossils” to conduct experiments that undercut the predominant scientific theory of how life began on Earth.


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Stephen P. Holly

August 29, 2013

UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent strok...

A new study — the first to apply a new screening technique to human platelets — netted a potential drug target for preventing dangerous blood clots in high-risk people.

Heart Failure, Innovation, Research, Stroke

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Henrik Dohlman

August 15, 2013

UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal

Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered that a well-known associate of G protein-coupled receptors -- a common target of FDA-approved drugs -- may play a critical role in mounting a rescue effort to avert an intracellular meltdown.


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Image source: Chen Lab

February 22, 2013

UNC researchers discover the underlying mechanisms behind chronic i...

A team lead by Xian Chen of UNC mapped the complex interactions of proteins that control inflammation at the molecular level.

Chronic Illness, Research

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October 24, 2011

Morning UV exposure may be less damaging to the skin

Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that the timing of exposure to UV rays – early in the morning or later in the afternoon – can influence the onset of skin cancer.

Skin Health, Wellness

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HIV particle infecting human T cell. Image source: NIAID

October 6, 2011

Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with H...

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.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Treatment

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Illustrated here are images of sperm and egg. Image source: NIH.

September 22, 2011

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.

Genetics, Innovation, Research, Sexual Health

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Yi Zhang

July 21, 2011

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.

Genetics, Innovation, Research

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Channing Der

July 13, 2011

Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer...

The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize for each awardee.


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