Tag Archives: Epigenetics

Researchers show how a cancer gene protects genome organization

UNC study uncovers crucial function of a yeast enzyme Set2 whose well-conserved human counterpart is often mutated in cancers, especially kidney cancer. Media Contact: Mark Derewicz, 919-923-0959, mark.derewicz@unchealth.unc.edu June 13, 2017 CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC School of Medicine researchers … Continue reading

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New antibody portal bolsters biomedical research reliability

UNC’s Brian Strahl, PhD, and Van Andel Research Institute’s Scott Rothbart, PhD, create a robust online interactive database to address science’s ‘antibody crisis’. July 23, 2015 CHAPEL HILL, NC – For years, a crisis has been brewing in molecular biology. … Continue reading

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UNC Program in Chromatin and Epigenetics Launches

UNC has launched a new program that aims to address the fundamental gaps in knowledge surrounding epigenetic regulation, with a long-term goal of developing novel therapeutic approaches towards treating human disease. The program is centered around a highly collaborative and … Continue reading

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Epigenetic Breakthrough: A first of its kind tool to study the histone code

Scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have created a new way to investigate epigenetic mechanisms important in diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to cancers. Robert Duronio, PhD; Daniel McKay, PhD; Greg Matera, PhD; Brian Strahl, PhD. CHAPEL HILL, NC –University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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All the Cell’s a Stage

Brian Strahl, PhD, and his band of biochemists unravel the complicated mysteries of the epigenetic code to find a culprit in cancer development. By Mark Derewicz Every single human cell contains every single human gene.  But depending on the cell, … Continue reading

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Brian Strahl Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Strahl who was promoted to full professor effective April 25, 2014. Brian Strahl’s laboratory has been at the forefront of understanding how histones and their covalent modifications regulate chromatin structure and function, with a particular emphasis … Continue reading

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Upcoming FASEB Conference on Biological Methylation

Don’t miss the Upcoming FASEB conference this summer titled “Biological Methylation: From DNA and Histones to Disease”, which will be held from August 12-17, 2012 in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  This exciting conference will focus on our current level of knowledge … Continue reading

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