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Team pinpoints role of key protein in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Tue, May 10, 2011 — A team based at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has established a connection between a known cancer gene called KRAS and a protein called Pim-1 kinase.
Located in News / 2011 / May
Test for colon cancer screening beneficial for some seniors, but not for many others
Mon, May 9, 2011 — A new study of U.S. veterans ages 70 and older finds that the healthiest get the most benefit from current colon cancer screening methods. However, for many less healthy veterans the burdens of screening may outweigh the benefits.
Located in News / 2011 / May
UNC research highlights at 2011 Digestive Disease Week
Mon, May 9, 2011 — Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.
Located in News / 2011 / May
Normal stem cells made to look and act like cancer stem cells
Thu, May 5, 2011 — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, after isolating normal stem cells that form the developing placenta, have given them the same properties of stem cells associated with an aggressive type of breast cancer.
Located in News / 2011 / May
UNC scientist receives grant to address lung cancer disparities
Samuel Cykert, MD, has received a $1.8 million five-year grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to study “Lung Cancer Surgery: Decisions Against Life Saving Care.”
Located in News / 2011 / May
Narcotic pain relief drug overdose deaths a national epidemic
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 — Approximately 27,500 people died from unintentional drug overdoses in 2007, driven to a large extent by prescription opioid overdoses. This is 4.6 times as many deaths as all U.S. fatalities in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Located in News / 2011 / April
Study in roundworm chromosomes may offer new clues to tumor genome development
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 — Research led by UNC School of Medicine scientists finds that a "promiscuous DNA replication process" may be responsible for large-scale genome duplications in developing tumors. These findings challenge the long-standing, currently accepted model.
Located in News / 2011 / April
Catherine Dulac, Cori Bargmann are co-recipients of 11th Perl–UNC Neuroscience Prize
Tue, Apr 12, 2011 — The Perl prize carries a $10,000 award and is given to recognize a seminal achievement in neuroscience. Past recipients have included four subsequent winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine.
Located in News / 2011 / April
UNC study helps clarify link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 — New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta.
Located in News / 2011 / April
UNC Lineberger scientist receives Innovative Research Grant from Stand Up to Cancer
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 — Angelique Whitehurst, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded one of 13 Innovative Research Grants from Stand Up to Cancer, the scientific partner of the American Association of Cancer Research.
Located in News / 2011 / April