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Parise helps bring Nobel Prize winning CryoEM technology to UNC and RTP

Parise helps bring Nobel Prize winning CryoEM technology to UNC and RTP

Leslie Parise has been working for years to bring the technology that won a Nobel Prize. "We are going from nothing to three instruments."

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The Science of Fluoride Flipping

The Science of Fluoride Flipping

Zhang lab develops a new imaging technique helps UNC researchers study tiny, time-sensitive biological processes – the crucial underpinnings of human health and disease.

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Bergmeier Blood Advances cover

Bergmeier Blood Advances cover

Blood Advances From the cover. Bergmeier lab image has been selected for the cover of Blood Advances 1:18 issue.

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Neher receives Jr. Faculty Research Award from NLA

Neher receives Jr. Faculty Research Award from NLA

Congratulations to Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who received a Basic Science Award from the National Lipid Association (NLA)!

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Newly designed viral vectors could lead to improved gene therapies

Newly designed viral vectors could lead to improved gene therapies

UNC and University of Florida researchers created viruses to deliver gene therapies while evading pre-existing immune system responses. Congratulations to Aravind Asokan, Assistant Professor of Genetics with a Joint Appointment in Biochemistry and Biophysics of whose findings provide a road map for designing virus strains that can evade neutralizing antibodies.

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Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

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Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization

Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization

UNC study uncovers crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2 whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer.

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Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair

Parise elected UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Chair

Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, has been elected to a three-year term as chair of the faculty beginning on July 1, 2017.

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McGinty Awarded 2017 Pew-Stewart and Searle Scholarships to Pursue Cancer Research

McGinty Awarded 2017 Pew-Stewart and Searle Scholarships to Pursue Cancer Research

Robert McGinty, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in Pharmacy with a joint appointment in the department of biochemistry and biophysics has been selected as both a 2017 Searle and a Pew-Stewart Scholar. He is the first Searle Scholar named at the University of North Carolina in the past 10 years.

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Parise Nominated as President-Elect of AMGDB

Parise Nominated as President-Elect of AMGDB

Congratulations to Leslie Parise, professor and chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics on her election as the new President of AMGDB to begin in January, 2018.

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Leslie Parise and Lloyd Kramer vie for UNC Chair of Faculty

Leslie Parise and Lloyd Kramer vie for UNC Chair of Faculty

The Office of Faculty Governance at UNC is pleased to announce the 2017 Chair of the Faculty candidates: Leslie Parise and Lloyd Kramer. Voting takes place on April 7th!

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UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood

UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood

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

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