ROI Series: The Future of Therapeutics

Posted: 09 15, 2015

Written by Deirdre Sackett Doctoral Candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience It sounds like medicine from a futuristic, sci-fi hospital: nanoparticles that deliver drug therapies and cells that can fight cancer or promote organ regeneration. However, by combining engineering and pharmaceutical research, UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University are helping to bring the future of therapeutics …read more

Stay Free of CHIKV!

Posted: 09 09, 2015

Written by Suzan Ok Doctoral Candidate in Microbiology & Immunology at UNC Illustration by Allie Mills Doctoral Candidate in UNC Department of Pharmacology Stay Free of CHIKV! Chikungunya (pronunciation: chik-en-gun-ye), a virus with a difficult name to pronounce, is also proving difficult to contain. Like the more commonly known dengue virus, chikungunya (CHIKV) is an …read more

Arctic Tales of Icy Trails

Posted: 06 10, 2015

May 2015 Sarah Cooley in the lovely Scandinavian dream of Iceland, just one of the countries where she has pursued her polar studies as a UNC student. Far out in eastern Russia, deep in the Siberian Plateau, lies one of the great waterways of the world. The Lena is the eleventh longest river on Earth. …read more

NCI Ras Initiative: Let’s get together and drug RAS!

Posted: 05 15, 2015

Non-scientist friends and relatives often ask me whether I am “curing” cancer, and question why the cure for cancer doesn’t already exist following decades of funding for research. Worse, some social media conspiracy theorists are irrevocably convinced that the cure for cancer already exists, but, for monetary gain, the government only allows companies to treat …read more

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