Researchers in the lab of Carol Otey, PhD, found that the protein palladin enhances the ability of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) to assemble organelles known as invadopodia to break down the barriers between cells and create pathways for tumors to spread throughout the body. Findings published in the March 25 issue of Oncogene.
October 2012 - Dr. Robert Lipinski and Dr. Kristen Pleil received two of the five $1,000 International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ISBRA) Presidents Awards at the annual meeting in Sapporo, Japan in September.
December 2012 - Article includes a profile of Zylka's work with collaborator Stephen Frye in a discussion of drug discovery in academic research.
Graduate students Adam Gracz and Tricia Lenhart to receive 2013 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards
December 2012 - Congratulations to physiology graduate students Adam Gracz and Tricia Lenhart, 2013 recipients of UNC's Graduate Education Advancement Board (GEAB) Impact Award
November 2012 - Graduate student Lin Xiao is one of seven nominees from UNC for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship.
November 2012 - Professor James Faber received a new four-year R01 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects
November 2012 - New research from Ben Philpot and colleagues provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.
November 2012 - Eva Anton and study collaborators track a gene’s crucial role in orchestrating the placement of neurons in the developing brain. Their findings help unravel some of the mysteries of Joubert syndrome and other neurological disorders.
October 22, 2012 - Drs. William Arendshorst and Robert Tarran have been awarded an NC TraCS $5K-$50K Pilot Grant
October 2012 - A new activity-dependent role for the protein heavily implicated in autism, Neuroligin-1, identified
Richard Weinberg receives new funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
September 2012 - Richard Weinberg receives new funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
In a study using zebrafish, Dr. John Rawls and colleagues reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats—and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.
September 1, 2012 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobson awarded funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation
August 2012 - Graduate student Adam Gracz awarded an NC TrACS $2K Pilot Grant.
August 2012 – A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects.
Sarah Street, PhD and assistant professor of cell and molecular physiology, speaks at the 2012 Whitehead Lecture and Awards.
July 2012 - Graduate students Jim Dunleavey and Klara Klein have been accepted into UNC's Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program.