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UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

UNC researchers engineer 'protein switch' to dissect role of cancer’s key players

In the first application of this approach, the UNC researchers showed how a protein called Src kinase influences the way cells extend and move, a previously unknown role that is consistent with the protein’s ties to tumor progression and metastasis.

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Kuhlman Promoted to Full Professor

Kuhlman Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Biochemistry and Biophysics faculty Brian Kuhlman who was promoted from associate professor to full professor effective March 1, 2013.

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UNC scientists awarded $1 million to develop new tools to study the protein methylome

Three scientists at the UNC-CH (Marcey Waters, Brian Strahl, Xian Chen) have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation’s Medical Research Program to study a widespread but largely unexplored phenomenon that may be implicated in many diseases, including cancer.

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Zhang awarded March of Dimes Starter Scholar award

Zhang awarded March of Dimes Starter Scholar award

Congratulations to Dr. Qi Zhang, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who has received the 2013 Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation.

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New mechanism for cancer progression discovered by UNC and Harvard researchers

New mechanism for cancer progression discovered by UNC and Harvard researchers

The protein Ras plays an important role in cellular growth control. Researchers have focused on the protein because mutations in its gene are found in more than 30 percent of all cancers, making it the most prevalent human oncogene.

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Charles Carter elected as 2012 AAAS Fellow

Charles Carter elected as 2012 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Carter, Jr., Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was elected as a 2012 AAAS fellow.

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Nikolay Dokholyan elected as a 2012 American Physical Society Fellow

Nikolay Dokholyan elected as a 2012 American Physical Society Fellow

Congratulations to Nikolay Dokholyan, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, for his election as a 2012 APS Fellow.

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Scientists in the Strahl lab find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Scientists in the Strahl lab find missing link between players in the epigenetic code

Sept. 30, 2012 - New research from the Strahl lab has established the first link between the two most fundamental epigenetic tags -- histone modification and DNA methylation -- in humans.

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Rinku Majumder has the cover article in the October 2012 issue of ATVB

Rinku Majumder has the cover article in the October 2012 issue of ATVB

A schematic from Dr. Majumder's paper "Inhibition of Intrinsic Xase by Protein S - A Novel, Regulatory role of Protein S Independent of Activated Protein C" in the October 2012 issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology has been chosen as the cover image.

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Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Cell death mystery yields new suspect for cancer drug development

Sept 13, 2013 - Discovery by UNC researchers in the Parise lab uncover a prime suspect for new cancer drug development. The team’s findings were published in the journal Oncogene.

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UNC team reports a novel DNA Damage-Dependent Tumor Suppressor

UNC team reports a novel DNA Damage-Dependent Tumor Suppressor

Life is full of choices, and even cells come to a fork in the road. They have to decide what to do about damage to their DNA: repair the damage, force the damaged cell to die, or allow the damage to transform the cell to a tumor cell. Read more on the work from the Xian Chen lab in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics that was published in Cell Death & Disease.

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