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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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Dan Isom receives a URC research grant and James Moeser Award for Distinguished Research

Dan Isom receives a URC research grant and James Moeser Award for Distinguished Research

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Isom, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who is the recipient of the University Research Council's 2012 James Moeser Award for Distinguished Research.

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Lucia Stefanini receives a URC research award

Lucia Stefanini receives a URC research award

Congratulations to Dr. Lucia Stefanini, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who is a recipient of a University Research Council research grant award

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Jean Cook elected as a Fellow to UNC Academy of Educators

Jean Cook elected as a Fellow to UNC Academy of Educators

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Cook, Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who was recently elected as a Fellow to the 2012 UNC Academy of Educators in recognition of her outstanding teaching efforts at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Mary Napier receives a Massey Award for Distinguished Service

Mary Napier receives a Massey Award for Distinguished Service

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Napier, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, who is a recipient of a 2012 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.

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Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

Dokholyan lab researchers publish a paper in the April 16, 2012 issue of Nature Methods demonstrating the structure and function of RNA molecules and paving the way to develop targets for new therapeutics.

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Open for business: UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility

Open for business: UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility

Do you need peptides synthesized? Peptide antigens for antibody production? Or even specialized peptide libraries? -- The UNC High Throughput Peptide Synthesis and Array Facility can help!

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