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Dr. James Bradner Presents 20th Avery Steelman Lecture

Dr. James Bradner Presents 20th Avery Steelman Lecture

Dr. James Bradner of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, spoke on "Disruption of Super Enhancers" for Pharmacology's 20th Avery Steelman Lecture, held May 19, 2015.

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A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’

A BRAIN Initiative first: new tool can switch behavior ‘on’ and ‘off’

Using a new ‘chemogenetic’ technique invented at UNC, scientists turn neurons ‘on’ and ‘off’ to demonstrate how brain circuits control behavior in mice. This unique tool – the first to result from the NIH BRAIN Initiative – will help scientists understand how to modulate neurons to more effectively treat diseases.

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Mike Miley Receives Game-changing Research Grant Award

Mike Miley Receives Game-changing Research Grant Award

Dr. Mike Miley is co-PI, along with Dr. TinChung Leung of UNC State, on one of six three-year grants funded by the University of North Carolina General Administration to support game-changing faculty research in areas of strategic importance to the state.

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Researchers find new approach to treat drug-resistant HER2-positive breast cancer

Researchers find new approach to treat drug-resistant HER2-positive breast cancer

Using human cancer cell lines, UNC scientists identified various ways that HER2-positive breast cancer tumors resist therapy, and they discovered a potential combination therapy to overcome multiple mechanisms of resistance and kill cancer cells.

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Bryan Roth Cited in Science Signaling's Best Breakthroughs in Signaling in 2014

Bryan Roth and collaborator Raymond Stevens' Nature paper on "Molecular control of δ-opioid receptor signalling" was selected as one of the Best Breakthroughs in Signaling in 2014 in the Jan. 6 issue of Science Signaling. Gustavo Fenalti was first author on the paper.

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Mauro Calabrese Receives March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Scholar Research Award

Mauro Calabrese Receives March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Scholar Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Mauro Calabrese, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, who has received the 2014 Basil O’Connor Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation.

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Roth’s novel research technique, DREADDs, lands him on Top 10 List

Roth’s novel research technique, DREADDs, lands him on Top 10 List

The National Institute of Mental Health director Tom Insel recognized Byran L. Roth, MD, PhD, for his innovative research tool.

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Graduate Student Orrin Stone Highlighted in Vital Signs Article: "Platform for Proteins"

Graduate Student Orrin Stone Highlighted in Vital Signs Article: "Platform for Proteins"

Graduate student Orrin Stone is creating molecular tools to pinpoint how and when cellular pathways trigger cell movement – or, in cancer, metastasis.

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