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Viruses and cancer focus of Damania’s talk at National Academy of Sciences annual science symposium
Blossom Damania, PhD, was a speaker at the Twenty-third Annual Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, held November 17-19, 2011 in Irvine, California. The symposium is hosted by the National Academy of Sciences.
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Six UNC faculty recognized by prestigious international scientific society
Six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Meet Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD - a kidney cancer doctor at UNC Lineberger
Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, thrives on discovery, whether in her lab developing a new experiment for kidney cancer or in her kitchen trying out a new food or cuisine.
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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.
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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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Working on workplace wellness, Linnan featured in an expert interview
An expert interview with Laura Linnan, ScD, CHES, is featured in News & Views, a publication of the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA).
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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 study shows potential for nanotechnology-based therapy for ovarian cancer
Chapel Hill - A UNC-led study has shown the potential for nanotechnology therapy for ovarian cancer. Scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Medical Center conducted a preclinical study using nanoparticle technology to deliver doses of chemo- and radiotherapy that specifically targeted metastasized ovarian cancer cells, eradicating the cancer and lessening the toxicities often associated with the treatment.
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