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Sharon Campbell organizes the ASBMB Special Symposia Series to be held July 2014

Sharon Campbell organizes the ASBMB Special Symposia Series to be held July 2014

Learn more about the event "Translating the Biophysics of Molecular Switches: Signaling Mechanisms and Inhibition of Ras and Rho GTPases"

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New findings from the Carter lab challenge assumptions about origins of life

New findings from the Carter lab challenge assumptions about origins of life

Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics resurrect “molecular fossils” to conduct experiments that undercut the predominant scientific theory of how life began on Earth.

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Conquering Chromatin

Conquering Chromatin

Congratulations to Greg Wang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who was awarded a Jefferson Pilot Fellowship from UNC School of Medicine to further his research mission searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.

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Calcium key to ‘legless’ bacteria

Calcium key to ‘legless’ bacteria

The team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that a single atom—a calcium, in fact—can control how bacteria walk.

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Cook named Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Cook named Associate Dean for Graduate Education

Congratulations to Dr. Jeanette Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics who assumed her new administrative role on Sept. 15, 2013.

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UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack

UNC researchers find promising new angle for drugs to prevent stroke and heart attack

A new study in the Parise lab — 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.

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UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal

UNC researchers identify cellular distress signal

Researchers from the Dohlman lab 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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NIH and UNC Researchers Define Role of Protein Vinculin in Cell Movement

NIH and UNC Researchers Define Role of Protein Vinculin in Cell Movement

Researchers at UNC and NIH have defined the role of the protein vinculin in enabling cell movement in a paper published in the JCB,

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Bergmeier receives the BACH Investigator Recognition Award from ISTH

Bergmeier receives the BACH Investigator Recognition Award from ISTH

Dr. Wolfgang Bergmeier is the recipient of the Investigator Recognition Award at the 16th Biennial Awards for Contributions to Haemostasis (BACH) from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).

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Parise elected as the Federal Issues Subcommittee chair for the PAAC of ASBMB

Parise elected as the Federal Issues Subcommittee chair for the PAAC of ASBMB

Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Parise, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who has been elected as chair of the Federal Issues Subcommittee of Public Affairs Advisory Committee for ASBMB.

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Researchers in the Strahl lab identify another piece of the "histone code" puzzle

Researchers in the Strahl lab identify another piece of the "histone code" puzzle

New research from the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl, associate professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has shown how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.

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Dohlman selected as JBC associate editor

Dohlman selected as JBC associate editor

Congratulations to Dr. Henrik Dohlman who will become an Associate Editor of Journal of Biological Chemistry, a peer-reviewed journal, effective July 2013 for a five-year term.

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