Author Archives: Jonathon Cornett
The Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core offers technical support and expertise for measuring traits related to metabolism in mouse models of nutrition and disease. The core provides access to state-of-the-art methods and equipment to support high quality phenotyping of energy balance in mice.
Led by Qi Zhang, PhD, and Robert McGinty, MD, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill scientists used cryo-electron microscopy technology to produce the first-ever high-resolution structure of the protein cGAS bound to the DNA packaging unit inside human cell nuclei, revealing how cGAS responds to foreign or damaged DNA, but not the body’s healthy DNA.
Cognitive flexibility, which refers to the brain’s ability to switch between mental processes in response to external stimuli and different task demands, seems to begin developing during the first two years of life, which is much earlier than previously thought. UNC BRIC researchers led by Weili Lin, PhD, used magnetic resonance imaging techniques to show … Continued