In a study using zebrafish, Dr. John Rawls and colleagues reveal how microbes in the intestine aid the uptake of fats—and suggest how diet may influence our bodies’ microbial communities.
September 1, 2012 - Dr. Kenneth Jacobson awarded funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Science Foundation
August 2012 - Graduate student Adam Gracz awarded an NC TrACS $2K Pilot Grant.
August 2012 – A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects.
Sarah Street, PhD and assistant professor of cell and molecular physiology, speaks at the 2012 Whitehead Lecture and Awards.
July 2012 - Graduate students Jim Dunleavey and Klara Klein have been accepted into UNC's Integrative Vascular Biology Training Program.
New proteins to clear the airways in cystic fibrosis and COPD
July 2012 - Kay Lund, PhD, awarded a new, five-year R01 from the National Institute on Aging
July 2012 - Graduate student Sarah Wetzel will receive a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to support her research in the Caron lab.
July 2012 - Sarah Street has been selected by the medical student body to give the 2012 Whitehead Lecture.
June 2012 - Undergraduate students join department labs for summer research experience
June 2012 - Graduate student Caitlin Collins will receive two years of funding from the American Heart Association for her research in the Tzima lab.
The Dudley lab publication shows how fat cells fuel tumor growth and angiogenesis by contributing to inflammation and acting as a depot for tumor-associated
June 2012 - Assistant professor Drew Dudley and colleagues publish a study in the journal Angiogenesis
June 2012 - Embryonic stem cells—those revered cells that give rise to every cell type in the body—just got another badge of honor. If they suffer damage that makes them a threat to the developing embryo, they swiftly fall on their swords for the greater good, according to a study published online May 3, 2012 in the journal Molecular Cell.
June 2012 - "Shot may top acupuncture for pain relief: Mouse study finds enzyme injection has lasting effects"
May 2012 - Graduate student Jim Dunleavey wins first place award for his poster in the Basic Science category at this year's UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Scientific Retreat.
June 2012 - The Fellner Fellowship Committee is pleased to award a second Fellner Fellowship for the upcoming academic year.
Philpot lab publication in the journal Neuron outlines how brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in Angelman syndrome
New research by Philpot lab researchers may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.
Department faculty member Marianne Meeker, PhD, was recently elected as a Fellow to the 2012 UNC Academy of Educators