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From Lab to Life with Emily Zhou

From Lab to Life with Emily Zhou

The Pharmacology Department held it's first “From Lab to Life” seminar April 15, 2016. This series features Pharmacology Alumni returning to share their stories. Our first “From Lab to Life” talk featured Emily Zhou.

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New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a protein that appears to protect against coronary artery disease in older people with surprisingly clear arteries.

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UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

UNC researchers uncover how kappa opioid receptors drive anxiety

Study could lead to new drug development targets for forms of anxiety that are more pathological, such as those associated with excessive alcohol intake or opiate abuse.

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Meagan Ryan Receives Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award

Meagan Ryan Receives Women in Cancer Research Scholar Award

Meagan Ryan, CCBTP trainee and graduate student in the Der and Cox Labs, has been selected to receive a Women in Cancer Research (WICR) Scholar Award.

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Nicole Baker Gives Real Scientists Voice in Social Media

Nicole Baker Gives Real Scientists Voice in Social Media

Nicole Baker founds Science Writing and Communication Club and popular SWAC science blog, The PipettePen.

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Erasing memory using synaptic optogenetics

The Hahn, Kuhlman and Kasai labs developed a genetically encoded probe that can label and optically erase synapses that were enlarged or generated by motor learning. Dense labeling of synapses was found in a small subset of pyramidal neurons, and irradiation with blue light erased motor memory.

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