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Sing Wai Wong

Sing Wai Wong is a third-year periodontology resident in the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He studies how autophagy — the process by which the body cleans out damaged cells to regenerate new, healthy cells — affects bone loss in the mouth.

Comprehending Chemotaxis

James Bear uncovers the intricate mechanisms that allow certain cells to move, discoveries with implications for cancer metastasis.

Clockworks

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar discovers the mechanisms responsible for keeping our internal clocks in sync.

The Signal and the Noise

Henrik Dohlman discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the drugs we use to battle diseases.