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UNC faculty gets Nobel Prize for DNA repair mechanisms!!

Dr. Aziz Sancar, just won the Nobel Prize for chemistry today, along with two other scientists,Dr.Tomas Lindahl from the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Modrich, from Duke University.  All study different mechanisms of DNA repair. The … Continue reading

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Tanning beds are hazardous to your health.

I tell my students all the time about my three big bads…motorcycles, smoking and sun damage. Motorcycles are great…if you need an organ transplant.  I have worked in a transplant lab where we harvested organs for people needing a functional … Continue reading

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