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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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January 6, 2016

Green Beret, White Coat

Whether donning a green hat or a white coat, Karl Holt has lived with a service mindset. As a Green Beret medic, he saved the lives of others during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2009. He nearly lost his life that night, and spent years recovering from his injuries, both physical and...

UNC Stories, Veterans

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December 14, 2015

The Burn Microbiome

UNC’s Dana Walsh creates a new research method to better understand how to battle airway bacteria common in smoke inhalation victims.

Research

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Sarah Shelton/Photo by Max Englund

June 9, 2015

Imagining a New Kind of Image

Graduate student Sarah Shelton reinvented herself from a dancer to a scientist. Now, she’s creating a new ultrasound technique to improve cancer diagnostics.

Research, Technology

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April 30, 2015

Building Pipelines of Physician-Scientists

We may be rivals on the court, but believe it or not, UNC and Duke share many of the same values. Take, for example, the MD-PhD students at both schools who are working together and building mentorship programs for undergraduates interested in pursuing the dual-degree.

Education

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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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Andrew Tucker

April 11, 2014

Building a Better Image

Andrew Tucker, PhD, used his graduate experience at UNC to help build a new kind of mammographic imaging machine now in use in a clinical trial at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

Clinical Trials, Innovation, Research

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Beth Knight/Photo by Max Englund

March 4, 2014

Inside Our Cellular Invaders

When we fight an infection -- any invader -- our bodies conjure inflammatory responses, immune responses. But inside some individual cells, a similar reaction happens. Beth Knight, PhD, found out what transpires inside such cells involved in a kind of brain cancer called medulloblastoma and what role a particularly important protein plays in cancer development. This is the second profile in a continuing series of features on UNC School of Medicine graduate students.

Cancer, Physician Stories, Research

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February 14, 2014

Corbett continues quest for dengue fever vaccine

In this new series, we profile graduate students who conduct research in labs across the UNC School of Medicine. First up is Kizzmekia Corbett, who received an off-campus dissertation fellowship from the UNC Graduate School to travel to Sri Lanka. Corbett will collect blood samples to search for a specific antibody response to the dengue virus, a key step in creating a vaccine for the world's most widespread mosquito-borne disease.

Physician Stories, Research, Vaccines

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