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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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Crews selected to serve on NIH Study Section

Crews selected to serve on NIH Study Section

Dr. Stephen T. Crews, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Neurogenesis and Cell Fate Study Section, Center for Scientific Review for the term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2018. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

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Saskia Neher selected as a 2012 Pew Scholar

Saskia Neher selected as a 2012 Pew Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Saskia Neher, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics who is the eleventh Pew Scholar recipient for UNC since the program began in 1985. She is one of 8 women among 22 awardees overall nationwide.

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Stephen Chaney receives AOE Lifetime Achievement Award

Stephen Chaney receives AOE Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Chaney, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who received the Academy of Educator's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Teaching.

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DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer

DNA replication protein also has a role in mitosis, cancer

Cook lab researchers publish a paper in Nature Cell Biology. The finding presents a possible explanation for why so many cancers possess not just genomic instability, but also more or less than the usual 46 DNA-containing chromosomes.

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