(University of North Carolina Health Care) While new CF drugs are life-changing for some patients, they don't work for everyone. Now, UNC and UAB researchers present a simple test that aims to predict which treatment is most likely to work for each patient, an approach known as personalized or precision medicine.
Accreditation is a great paper tiger. Supposedly it ensure that colleges are of high quality, but accredited schools routinely get away with degrees of almost no quality, as long as they have done everything necessary to look like a college. Show More Summary
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led study has demonstrated the ability of cognitive computing to scour large volumes of data from scientific studies and...Show More Summary
(University of North Carolina - RENCI) Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play key roles in a new project that applies semantic technologies developed by computer and information scientists to the field of evolutionary biology. Show More Summary
By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Brent Hoshall, who swims for Pinecrest High School and Sandhills Sand Sharks, has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for 2018-19. Read the full story on SwimSwam: UNC-Wilmington Secures Verbal from Back/IM Specialist Brent Hoshall
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University have developed artificial beta cells that can release insulin in response to rising glucose levels in the blood stream. The technology could be used to treat diabetes through subcutaneous injections of the cells into patients, or gradual delivery using a skin patch. The […]
A study released by the University of North Carolina found 'non-speed' players take repeated blows in the same area. Different helmets may be useful.
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Life on Earth originated in an intimate partnership between the nucleic acids (genetic instructions for all organisms) and small proteins called peptides, according to two new papers from biochemists and biologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Auckland. Show More Summary
The NCAA has announced that it won’t take any action against the University of North Carolina for its decades-long scandal of fake courses for star athletes. How did the university manage to escape getting even a slap on the wrist? As...Show More Summary
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Veteran sailors know that rogue waves can rise suddenly in mid-ocean to capsize even the largest vessels. Now it appears that a similar phenomenon called shear shock wave occurs in the concussed brain. It may help explain why some head knocks cause so much more harm than others.
The famous athletics scandal at the University of North Carolina occurred because the school let the Athletics Department run the place, specifically with its “advising” of the players. That opened the door to fraud. In today’s Martin Center article, Anthony Hennen writes about a developing situation at his alma mater, Ohio University. Show More Summary
George Andreou is Director of Harvard University Press; Elaine L. Westbrooks is University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Michelle L. Young will become President of the...Show More Summary
CHAPEL HILL -- Preserving sexual function was important to many men facing treatment for prostate cancer, according to a recent study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. However, this preference was not strongly reflected in the treatment choices of men with low-risk prostate cancer.
(University of North Carolina Health Care) "There is confusion about whether e-cigarettes are 'safer' than cigarettes because the potential adverse effects of e-cigarettes are only beginning to be studied," said Kesimer, who is also a member of the UNC Marsico Lung Institute. Show More Summary
Even as one case potentially settles, the fight continues. After two years of being attacked by their very own state government, trans North Carolinians are moving closer to obtaining partial victory. Today Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney...Show More Summary
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
(Paul Mirengoff) Years ago, after it came to light that athletes at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill took bogus courses in African and Afro-American studies, I wrote; In my opinion, based on the facts I’ve seen so far, this story isn’t about football; it’s about academic corruption. Show More Summary
We gotta start a university and set up a ton of these “paper courses.” Both of these things are true: The NCAA agrees with the University of North Carolina, former UNC athletes, and multiple third-party investigations that hundreds of...Show More Summary
Oct 13 (Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Friday said it "could not conclude academic violations" at the University of North Carolina, which had been accused of running sham classes for years for some of its scholarship athletes. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
An NCAA infractions panel takes no major action against the University of North Carolina, although it says athletes "likely benefited from the so-called 'paper courses'" for some 18 years.