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UNC researchers identify another piece of the “histone code” puzzle
by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) published Jun 13, 2013 last modified Jun 24, 2013 12:00 PM — filed under:
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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UNC genetics researcher helps open Smithsonian exhibit
by Megan Fazekas-King (fazekask) published Jun 13, 2013 last modified Jun 13, 2013 02:15 PM — filed under:
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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real doctors, real people - Oliver Smithies
by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care published Sep 11, 2013 — filed under:
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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UNC research uncovers molecular role of gene linked to blood vessel formation
by UNC Health Care published Apr 30, 2013 last modified May 07, 2013 09:34 AM — filed under:
University of North Carolina researchers have discovered that disrupting a gene that acts as a regulatory switch to turn on other genes can keep blood vessels from forming and developing properly.
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Researchers identify genetic sequence that helps to coordinate synthesis of DNA-packaging proteins
by UNC Health Care published Mar 28, 2013 last modified Apr 12, 2013 04:04 PM — filed under:
Research conducted in fruit flies at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has pinpointed a specific DNA sequence that both triggers the formation of the “histone locus body” and turns on all the histone genes in the entire block.
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The secret lives (and deaths) of neurons
by UNC Health Care published May 23, 2013 last modified May 23, 2013 02:33 PM — filed under:
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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UNC Health Care to host live Facebook chat on newborn genome mapping
by UNC Health Care published Sep 20, 2013 last modified Sep 20, 2013 03:28 PM — filed under:
Dr. Cynthia Powell of N.C. Children's Hospital and Dr. Jonathan Berg of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center will answer your questions in a live Facebook chat at noon (12 p.m.) Eastern time on Thursday, Sept. 26.
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Family House Diaries: Salie Babilonia - How “The Look” Speaks Volumes
by Written by Elizabeth Swaringen for UNC Health Care published Nov 20, 2013 last modified Nov 26, 2013 09:36 AM — filed under: ,
A Dare County, N.C., wife and mother of three keeps her spunky, positive spirit intact during treatment for thyroid cancer, buoying herself, her family and her medical team on the journey.
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UNC Lineberger researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant GSK
by UNC Health Care published Nov 06, 2013 last modified Nov 06, 2013 03:12 PM — filed under:
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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For the first time, researchers isolate adult stem cells from human intestinal tissue
by Michelle Maclay published Apr 04, 2013 last modified Apr 12, 2013 03:57 PM — filed under:
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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