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Joseph DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Joseph DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry and a joint Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. This election represents the third time Desimone has been elected to a U.S. National Academy.

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Bryan Roth Elected to Institute of Medicine

Bryan Roth Elected to Institute of Medicine

Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.

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UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

UNC researchers receive $2.85-million NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Led by Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, three UNC labs will develop the next generation neuroscience tool-kit to accelerate novel treatments for neuropsychiatric and a host of other diseases. ~by Mark Derewicz

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Bryan Roth and Gary Johnson Awarded NIH Grants From the NIH Illuminating the Druggable Genome Initiative

Bryan Roth and Gary Johnson Awarded NIH Grants From the NIH Illuminating the Druggable Genome Initiative

Drs. Bryan Roth and Gary Johnson receive 2 of 9 grants awarded by the NIH Illuminating the Druggable Genome Initiative which is supporting research to study 4 of the most commonly drug-targeted protein families

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Splicing Balance Keeps Cell in Harmony

Splicing Balance Keeps Cell in Harmony

Zefeng Wang's paper published in Cancer Cell this week shows that the splicing factor RBM4 suppresses proliferation and migration of various cancer cells by specifically controlling cancer-related splicing.

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Mike Miley named Co-Director of Center for Structural Biology

Mike Miley named Co-Director of Center for Structural Biology

Michael Miley, PhD, and Ashutosh Tripathy, PhD, are the new co-directors for the UNC Center for Structural Biology (CSB). CSB has also launched a brand new website.

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Terry Kenakin To Receive 2014 Gaddum Memorial Award

Terry Kenakin To Receive 2014 Gaddum Memorial Award

Dr. Terry Kenakin to Receive the 2014 Gaddum Memorial Award from the British Pharmacological Society.

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UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

UNC researchers create new tool to unravel mysteries of metastasis

Press release by Mark Derewicz for UNC Hahn Lab paper published online in Nature Chemical Biology March 9, 2014.

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Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for better brain disorder treatments

Solving a 40-year-old mystery, UNC researchers find new route for better brain disorder treatments

New targeted therapies for pain, Parkinson's disease, and depression carry the promise of greater benefit for patients without serious side effects.

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A Real Mindbender - Juan Song's Nature Neuroscience Paper

A Real Mindbender - Juan Song's Nature Neuroscience Paper

In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience on November 10, Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

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