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Aziz Sancar receives 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
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Deepak Jha receives a 2013 Lineberger Fellow award
Congratulations to Deepak Jha, former graduate student in the Brian Strahl lab, who received a 2013 Lineberger Predoctoral Fellow Award in the Basic Sciences.
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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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UNC Lineberger team finds possible strategy to overcome radiation therapy resistance acquired by cancer cells
In a new study published in the Cell Press journal "Chemistry & Biology", researchers in the Chen lab share a discovery that could lead to a new strategy for sensitizing radiation-resistant cancer cells to the treatment.
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Potential drug target identified for aggressive breast cancer type
In a new pre-clinical study published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, researchers from the Parise lab show they can exploit cancer’s reliance on a particular protein to help fight triple negative breast cancer. They believe the protein could be a potential new drug target.
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New evidence emerges on the origins of life on Earth
University of North Carolina researchers provide evidence for how the genetic code developed in two distinct stages to help primordial chemicals evolve into cells.
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UNC researchers create DNA repair map of the entire human genome
The new experimental assay can help scientists find the precise locations of repair of DNA damage caused by UV radiation and common chemotherapies. The invention could lead to better cancer drugs or improvements in the potency of existing ones.
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Mrinalini Ramanan awarded an NIH fellowship
Congratulations to Mrinalini (Minu) for receiving a Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of NIH.
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Scott Rothbart accepts faculty position at the Van Andel Research Institute
Congratulations to Dr. Scott Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the Strahl lab, who has accepted a faculty position at the Center for Epigenetics at the Van Andel Research Institute beginning in April 2015.
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Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on the sciences
The 18 members of the QEP steering committee, led by co-chairs Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, and Kevin Guskiewicz, professor of exercise and sport science and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, will develop the QEP’s focus, implementation and budget before presenting a draft plan to the Provost. One of the major focuses is improvement on science learning.
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