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Researchers find that antiretroviral therapy reduces HIV in the female reproductive tract

Chapel Hill, NC - For the first time, investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have determined how antiretroviral therapy (ART) affects the way HIV disseminates and establishes infection in the female reproductive tract. Show More Summary

Scientists elucidate genetic underpinnings of congenital heart disease

CHAPEL HILL - Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect and the leading cause of all infant deaths in the United States. Mutations in the gene TBX5 have been shown to cause both rare and more prevalent forms of congenital heart disease, yet the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. read more

You Can Rent the Bronx Castle That Was Built for Jesus — Design News

Pin it Sitting atop the Bronx's highest point is the Chapel Hill mansion. Built in 1928 by a religious order for Jesus Christ to live in when he returned to life, JC obviously never moved in, so now you can rent it. READ MORE »

Complex Drug Releasing Nanostructures Build Themselves Near Tumors

Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have come up with a nanotechnology approach to solving a long existing limitation of certain cancer drugs. While many meds attack tumor cells from within, others are designed to attack cellular membranes and nearby vasculature (angiogenesis). Show More Summary

College students' internet overuse leads families to connect and conflict, new study finds

College students who are addicted to the Internet report positive and negative effects on their family relationships, according to new research from Georgia State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study...Show More Summary

UNC Approved for a $248,594 Award From Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

CHAPEL HILL, NC- An interdisciplinary team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been approved for a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to define unmet patient-centered health care needs in what is known as the "fourth trimester," the three months after a mother gives birth.

NC: Public Can Weigh in This Week on Chapel Hill's Faster, Future Bus Line

Jan. 17--CHAPEL HILL -- Chapel Hill Transit will make one more push for public input this week before drafting its recommendation for the future bus-rapid transit corridor planned from Eubanks Road to Southern Village. BRT relies on dedica

No. 5 North Carolina beats rival NC State for 5-0 ACC start

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks attacked the rim, scored through contact and kept throwing himself on the floor for loose balls. "It was just total effort," coach Roy Williams said. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels needed every bit of it against rival North Carolina State, too. Show More Summary

Fighting Environmental Racism in North Carolina

On an autumn afternoon in 1972, the people of Rogers-Eubanks, a historically black community just outside Chapel Hill, North Carolina, gathered beneath a tree to witness the end of a dispute. They were led by David Caldwell, Sr., one of Chapel Hill’s first black police officers, in whose back yard they stood. Show More Summary

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

The cancer drug paclitaxel just got more effective. For the first time, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have packaged it in containers derived from a patient's own immune system, protecting the drug from being destroyed by the body's own defenses and bringing the entire payload to the tumor. read more

Researchers further illuminate pathway for treatment of cystic fibrosis

January 12, 2016 CHAPEL HILL, NC - It is well established that people with cystic fibrosis (CF) have two faulty copies of the CFTR gene, but debate continues on the question of whether certain symptoms of the airway disease are caused by the mutation or if the genetic defect precedes, but does not directly lead to some of the worst symptoms patients face. read more

A Road Less Traveled: UNC's Justin Jackson Blossoming as a Throwback Player

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Five-star wing Justin Jackson arrived on the college basketball scene last year with a scouting report that is rarely attached to players in this era: His strength was the mid-range jumper. The mid-range jumper is a lost art in basketball, and in some statistical circles, it's considered the worst shot in basketball. Show More Summary

Social networks as important as exercise and diet across the span of our lives

(Chapel Hill, N.C. - Jan. 4, 2016) - The more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health is at the beginnings and ends of their lives, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Show More Summary

Georgia Tech Still Struggling to Finish Close Games

With just under six minutes to go in the Smith Center on Saturday afternoon, Georgia Tech was in great position to snag a precious ACC road win in Chapel Hill. The Yellow Jackets had started strong, leading by three at the half. North...Show More Summary

No. 7 Tar Heels beat Yellow Jackets 86-78 for 2-0 ACC start

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Joel Berry II tried to keep his head in the game as the turnovers and frustrations mounted Saturday. He did it the best way possible: hitting a couple of big baskets that helped No. 7 North Carolina to a 2-0 start in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Show More Summary

No. 5 Cavaliers, No. 7 Tar Heels look like ACC front-runners

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina started the year ranked No. 1 and as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, while Virginia enjoyed its own top-10 ranking as the Cavaliers look to claim the league's regular-season crown for the third straight year. Show More Summary

New study opens new door for ALS drug discovery

December 28, 2015 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - To create treatments for a disease without any, scientists need to study and understand the driving forces behind the faulty biology. Today, researchers at the University of North Carolina School...Show More Summary

Marcus Paige’s has priceless reaction to the Duke loss

North Carolina’s college basketball rivalry against Duke runs deep through the heart of Chapel Hill.  With the rich history, each team takes pleasure in the other’s misfortune on the court. So when UNC senior guard Marcus Paige was informed...Show More Summary

Protesters seek to reverse appointment of Margaret Spellings to run UNC system

Members of the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors who met in Chapel Hill on Friday morning were greeted by dozens of demonstrators protesting the recent appointment of controversial former education secretary Margaret Spellings as the next UNC president. A handful of protesting faculty were escorted from inside the board room by police, […]

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