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New Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC)

October 29, 2020

The Bioinformatics and Analytics Research Collaborative (BARC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a multi-disciplinary center that aims to provide bioinformatics expertise and analysis to researchers across the university and beyond for high throughput data.

Cryo-EM Core Facility Determines High-Resolution Structure of Key DNA-sensing Protein

September 11, 2020

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.

Scientists Show How Brain Flexibility Emerges in Infants

September 11, 2020

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

Quality Management Systems in UNC Core Facilities

July 21, 2020

The Journal of Biomolecular Techniques has published a paper by Dr. Christopher W. Gregory, Director, Office of Research Technologies (Building a Quality Management System in a Core Facility: A Genomics Core Case Study). 

Biomedical Research Core Voucher RFA Program Announcement

December 2, 2019

The Core Facility Advocacy Committee (CFAC) in the Office of Research Technologies (ORT), UNC School of Medicine (SOM), announces a new program for research projects that directly utilize UNC SOM biomedical research cores.  Core vouchers worth up to $10,000 will be awarded to investigators with qualified projects to be used exclusively for core services.  Up … Continued

The Animal Models Core offers CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Services

August 23, 2019

The Animal Models Core (AMC) offers a full range of CRISPR/Cas9 services for genome editing in mice, rats and cell lines. The core was an early adopter of the CRISPR system in 2013 and have now completed over 150 CRISPR projects. Using the CRISPR System for Genome Editing in Mice and Rats: The CRISPR system … Continued