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Researchers identify components that keep immune system in check
CHAPEL HILL – Within the immune system, a subtle balance exists between the cells that destroy alien pathogens and those that preserve the body’s own tissues. When the balance gets out of whack, the cells that normally target viruses or bacteria can go astray, attacking innocent cells and causing autoimmune and inflammatory disease.
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ESPN anchor Stuart Scott featured speaker at Fast Break Against Cancer
Seventh annual event benefits cancer research and treatment in our community
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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 scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cancer therapy
Chapel Hill - A new type of nanoparticle developed in the laboratories at the University of North Carolina has shown potential for more effective delivery of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Wenbin Lin, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and colleagues report their finding online in advance of print on September 14, 2011 in Angewandte Chemie, the German-based flagship chemistry journal.
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Weili Lin, PhD, appointed Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor in Neurological Medicine
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Weili Lin, PhD, professor of radiology, neurology and biomedical engineering and director of the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, has been appointed The Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor in Neurological Medicine.
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UNC team reports link between protein overexpression and head and neck cancer outcomes
Chapel Hill - A team of UNC scientists report that in laboratory studies, overexpression of a specific protein could be used as a prognostic marker and as a guide for therapeutic choices for patients with head and neck cancer. Their findings appear in the September 9, 2011 online issue of the journal Clinical Cancer Research.
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UNC partners with Community Health Centers to improve colorectal cancer screening
Toolkit moves best practices to the community
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UNC spin-off receives $3M Small Business Innovation Research grant
Chapel Hill, NC – G-Zero Therapeutics, an RTP company started in 2008 based on technologies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a $3 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Still A Hard Fight For African-American Women
Keith Amos, MD, quoted in The Huffington Post
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Laws aren’t enough to make sure girls are vaccinated for HPV
Noel Brewer, a professor of public health at UNC who has also studied HPV vaccine use, said the public controversy has been less harmful than the fact that many doctors simply don’t know or choose not to recommend it, or that many parents have insurance plans that don’t cover the vaccine or charge large co-pays for it.
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