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NORC Precision Nutrition Core offers QuantStudio PCR System

June 3, 2020

The Precision Nutrition Core now offers the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real-Time PCR System—a highly flexible, comprehensive real-time PCR platform that can genotype or quantify gene expression in a customized and targeted approach.  The system can accommodate OpenArray plates, TaqMan® array cards, 384-well, 96-well, and FAST 96-well plates, allowing us to select the format that is … Read more

BRIC Small Animal Imaging (SAI) Core Receives Shared Instrumentation Grant

April 21, 2020

The BRIC SAI Core Facility has been awarded $2M (Ian Shih, PI) from NIH Office of the Director, to purchase a 9.4T small animal MRI scanner. The system will include the most recently released console and bring in the latest high field MR technologies to UNC.  Aside from the magnet, the core will also install … Read more

MacInFac Wins NCBC IIG Grant

March 23, 2020

The Macromolecular Interactions Facility (MacInFac) recently applied for and was just awarded, a North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) innovation impact grant for a Biacore 8K, a high-throughput Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) -based biosensor.  With its ultra-low noise level, high sensitivity and high throughput capability, it will not only replace the current aged instrumentation in the … Read more

ORT mini-grant funds staff certification

March 20, 2020

The Office of Research Technologies (ORT) makes available mini grants for professional development and other educational activities for core facility staff. One of our recent awardees, Bentley R. Midkiff (Translational Pathology Lab) recently completed the NSH Digital Pathology Certificate program, a self-paced course to increase knowledge and improve competency in digital pathology/whole slide imaging. “Although … Read more

Aperio AT2 at TPL

January 23, 2020

After scanning more than 250K slides over 10 years, the Translational Pathology Lab (TPL) has replaced its Aperio XT 120 slide scanner with the more robust, high-throughput and highly referenced  Aperio AT2.  The new Aperio instrument has a 400 slide capacity, enabling the facility to scan slides 5 times faster and dramatically reduce turn-around time! … Read more

Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Core

July 29, 2019

The Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Core, established by the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, provides testing services, training, and access to an extensive set of automated measurement systems and other resources for behavioral evaluation.  The core can carry out multifaceted testing regimens to characterize mouse models of psychiatric and neurological disorders.  Procedures are available to assess … Read more

New Director of the Biobehavioral Lab (BBL)

December 7, 2018

Associate professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar Patricia Silveyra, PhD, MSc, was appointed director of the UNC School of Nursing (SON) Biobehavioral Laboratory (BBL) on September 1, 2018.

Human Pluripotent Cell Core (HPSSC)

December 3, 2018

The HPSSC expertise is available to facilitate the development of joint proposals, provide technical support and consultation for researchers working with stem cells.

Advanced Analytics Core

October 1, 2018

The AA Core is excited to announce single-cell Western blot service using the Protein Simple Milo! The Milo platform measures expression of multiple proteins across 1,000+ single cells in just 4-6 hours.