The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, (UNC School of Medicine) established in 1879 is ranked 2nd in primary care and 16th in research by U.S. News and World Report for 2009. Funding from the National Institutes of Health contribute significantly to the overall excellence of UNC School of Medicine. The UNC Health Care System includes four core hospitals for teaching and medical research. The UNC Neurosciences Hospital has distinguished itself in cutting edge research. UNC School of Medicine confers a combined Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy, a Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Public Health. UNC School of Medicine is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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DNA replication protein Cdt1 also has a role in mitosis, cancer

The foundation of biological inheritance is DNA replication – a tightly coordinated process in which DNA is simultaneously copied at hundreds of thousands of different sites across the genome. If that copying mechanism ...

Stem cells poised to self-destruct for the good of the embryo

Embryonic stem cells — those revered cells that give rise to every cell type in the body — just got another badge of honor. If they suffer damage that makes them a threat to the developing embryo, they swiftly fall ...

3-D RNA modeling opens scientific doors

In a paper published today in the journal Nature Methods, a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will ...

Growing without cell division

An international team of scientists, including biologists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may have pinpointed for the first time the mechanism responsible for cell polyploidy, a state in which cells ...

Scientists discover important step in sperm reprogramming

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 ...

Scientists map attack tactics of plant pathogens

Every year, plant diseases wipe out millions of tons of crops, lead to the waste of valuable water resources and cause farmers to spend tens of billions of dollars battling them.

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