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UNC Lineberger symposium draws luminaries in field of DNA repair

UNC Lineberger symposium draws luminaries in field of DNA repair

The 42nd Annual UNC Lineberger Scientific Symposium included presentations on the science of DNA damage and repair in normal cells and cancer, and efforts to identify ways improve the immune response to DNA damage when it occurs in tumors.

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Some e-cigarette ingredients are surprisingly more toxic than others

Some e-cigarette ingredients are surprisingly more toxic than others

Scientists led by UNC Lineberger's Robert Tarran, PhD, created a new screening technique to deduce the different toxicity levels of the more than 7,700 types of e-liquid flavors available to consumers.

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UNC Lineberger symposium to focus on abnormal genetics, DNA repair in cancer

UNC Lineberger symposium to focus on abnormal genetics, DNA repair in cancer

UNC Lineberger’s symposia have tracked advances in the understanding and treatment of cancer since 1977, just two years after the National Cancer Institute formally recognized UNC Lineberger as a cancer center.

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Improved capture of cancer cells could aid in disease tracking

Improved capture of cancer cells could aid in disease tracking

In the journal Clinical Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger's Andrew Wang, MD and colleagues reported that by forcing cancer cells to slow down and developing stronger molecular traps for them, they could identify large numbers of the cells in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

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