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Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal

Sancar receives top honor from Triangle Business Journal

Congratulations to Dr. Aziz Sancar, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Triangle Business Journal and is named as one of their Healthcare Heroes for the year.

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Sancar and Modrich honored as "Heroes of the Game"

On January 15, during Teacher Appreciation night, Aziz Sancar of UNC and Paul Modrich of Duke were honored as "Heroes of the Game" for their shared 2015 Nobel prize in chemistry.

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Study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

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.

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Aziz Sancar honored as Tar Heel of the Year

Aziz Sancar honored as Tar Heel of the Year

2015 Tar Heels of the Year are Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina and Paul Modrich of Duke University.

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The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

In this video, learn more about Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemisty for 2015.

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Motion Pictures of Micro Anatomy

Motion Pictures of Micro Anatomy

Qi Zhang, PhD earns a 2015 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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New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

Brian Strahl, PhD at UNC and Scott Rothbart, PhD at Van Andel Research Institute create a robust online interactive database to address science’s ‘antibody crisis’.

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UNC researchers earn prestigious Keck award for cell cycle map

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

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

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

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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