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For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue
The accomplishment provides a much-needed resource for scientists eager to uncover the true mechanisms of human stem cell biology. It also enables them to explore new tactics to treat inflammatory bowel disease or to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, which often damage the gut.
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Conquering Chromatin
Five questions for Greg Wang, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow searching for better ways to shut down cancer cells.
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real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies
Dr. Oliver Smithies won the Nobel Prize for his research in gene modification. What you may not know is that since he was a child, he's been enthralled with flying.
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The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons
University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers uncover surprising insights about how nerve cells rewire themselves, shedding light on a process linked with neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders like schizophrenia and autism.
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Single Fathers Due to Cancer Google+ hangout set for Nov. 1
Join UNC Health Care at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Nov. 1, for a discussion of how fathers cope with the loss of their wife or partner, meet the demands of sole parenthood, and manage their children's grief.
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UNC Lineberger researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant GSK
GlaxoSmithKline drug-discovery competition winners aim to find a new cancer therapy and a novel way to regulate male fertility, projects spearheaded by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine.
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UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit
Clinical geneticist Jim Evans, MD, PhD helped to open the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. The high-tech, high-intensity display celebrates the 10th anniversary of production of the first complete human genome sequence also known as the genetic blueprint of the human body.
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UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle
New research from the UNC School of Medicine has shown how a protein called UHRF1 “reads” the histone code in a specific way to perform an important cellular function.
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Dohlman lab identifies cellular distress signal
Like a toddler in need of a nap or a snack, the cells of our bodies can turn a bit sour under conditions of stress or nutrient deprivation. The pH levels inside these cells – starved, perhaps by a heart attack or other injury – have been known to drop dramatically in a cry for help.
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Kathy DeClue: A Second Chance to Say ‘I Do’
Kathy DeClue of Randolph County was featured in Family House Diaries in August 2012. She celebrated the success of a second stem cell transplant for leukemia by renewing her wedding vows with her husband of 41 years before 80 friends and family.
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