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UNC Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology rated among the very best
Training the next generation of scientists is vital to continued progress in understanding cancer and all human disease. But how do students evaluate the programs offered by colleges and universities to decide which program is the best fit for them?
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Obesity epidemic may reduce life expectancy
American life expectancies, which have climbed steadily for almost a century, may drop in years to come as the obesity epidemic progresses.
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UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming
CHAPEL HILL – When sperm meets egg, the chemical instructions that tag sperm cells must be erased so that human life can start anew. One way these instructions are erased is through demethylation, the removal of specific chemical tags or methyl groups that dot the underlying DNA of cells. Though scientists have known about this phenomenon for a decade, exactly how such “reprogramming” occurs has proved elusive.
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UNC scientists offer first evidence of using biologically targeted nanoparticles to boost radiation therapy effects
Chapel Hill - Making a tumor more sensitive to radiotherapy is a primary goal of combining chemo and radiation therapy to treat many types of cancer, but with the chemotherapy drugs come unwanted side effects.
Located in News / 2011 News
Postdoctoral fellow receives DOD Visionary Fellowship Award
Idoia Garcia, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Timothy Gershon, MD, PhD, has been awarded a Department of Defense Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award. The peer-reviewed award is intended to support exceptionally talented recent medical or other doctoral graduates in their pursuit of cutting-edge, innovative, high-risk/high-impact cancer research during their postdoctoral fellowship.
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V Foundation grant supports local cancer research
A grant from The V Foundation for Cancer Research is helping to fund skin cancer research at UNC Lineberger.
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UNC Lineberger honors five clinical fellows
UNC Lineberger honored five clinical fellows for their research accomplishments and clinical excellence.
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First Cancer Transitions Workshop a success
UNC Lineberger’s Carolina Well and the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) offered a workshop on “Cancer Transitions: Promoting Wellness & Group Process” for community outreach coordinators and their community partners as well for interested UNC nurses and staff.
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UNC Lineberger scientist receives grant for pancreatic cancer research
The Lustgarten Foundation, the nation’s largest foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, has awarded Channing Der, PhD, a $1.165 million grant to identify promising drug combinations for potential future use in clinical trials.
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Carey named Division Chief of Hematology-Oncology and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital
Chapel Hill - Lisa A. Carey, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
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