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Zylka lab finds interaction between the neural circuits that sense hot and cold stimuli, pain

The research was selected by the journal Neuron as cover story for the April 10, 2013 print edition. Click for complete UNC Healthcare news story.

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Magness lab researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue

Graduate student Adam Gracz is co-author of the study, published in the journal Stem Cells. Click for the complete UNC Health Care news story.

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Storming the gates: Otey lab research probes how pancreatic cancers metastasize

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.

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Two UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies fellows receive ISBRA Presidents Awards

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.

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Mark Zylka featured in Nature news article on drug discovery

December 2012 - Article includes a profile of Zylka's work with collaborator Stephen Frye in a discussion of drug discovery in academic research.

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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

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Lin Xiao nominated for HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Lin Xiao nominated for HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

November 2012 - Graduate student Lin Xiao is one of seven nominees from UNC for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship.

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James Faber receives new funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

November 2012 - Professor James Faber received a new four-year R01 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

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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.

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Watching the developing brain, Anton and colleagues glean clues on neurological disorder

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.

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Arendshorst and Tarran awarded NCTraCS Pilot Grant

October 22, 2012 - Drs. William Arendshorst and Robert Tarran have been awarded an NC TraCS $5K-$50K Pilot Grant

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