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Will University of North Carolina Start a New Law School?

Once the largest law school in North Carolina, Charlotte School of Law's student population has fallen from 1,500 a decade ago to less than 300 this semester. The for-profit law school, now on probation for failing educational standards and sanctioned with no federal funding, may not survive into the summer.......

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations.

Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

(University of North Carolina Health Care) UNC scientists found that as mice learn to associate a particular sound with a rewarding sugary drink, one set of prefrontal neurons becomes more active and promotes reward-seeking behavior while other prefrontal neurons are silenced, and those neurons act like a brake on reward-seeking.

University of North Carolina Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population

The UNC AARP Sprint aims to find digital health solutions to the challenge of: How can wearables be used to seamlessly galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications as prescribed?

Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists have struggled to trace the specific biology behind diabetes-associated heart disease risk or find ways to intervene. Now, UNC School of Medicine researchers have hunted down a possible culprit -- a protein called IRS-1, which is crucial for the smooth muscle cells that make up veins and arteries.

Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment

(Lancaster University) In an opinion piece published by the journal Environmental Science and Technology, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lancaster University in the UK have called on US federal agencies to fund studies that will gather essential environmental data from the legal cultivation farms and facilities.

QB Kevin Olsen, brother of Greg Olsen, arrested on rape charges

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Kevin Olsen, the brother of Panthers TE Greg Olsen and University of North Carolina at Charlotte QB, was arrested Sunday on rape allegations

UNC board reduction bill nears final legislative approval

The North Carolina legislature has formally signaled it will send its first bill to Gov. Roy Cooper — a measure reducing the University of North Carolina Board of Governors 25 … Click to Continue »

Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Managing Director, Performance Facilities

Leading the newly formed Performance Facilities Department, which combines Stevens Center and Campus Performance Facilities, the Managing Director, Performance Facilities (MDPF) will first and foremost be an advocate for the students, faculty, staff, and audiences served by UNCSA.

Bubba Cunningham Thinks NCAA Enforcement System Is Broken -- How Convenient

Perhaps Bubba Cunningham is just nervous about what might happen to the University of North Carolina as its long running NCAA major violations case comes to an end. Maybe he really believes that the UNC athletic department should be absolved for what he feels is a university scandal. Methinks no.

How life survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA repair

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Day in and day out, the DNA in our cells is damaged for a variety of reasons, and thus DNA-repair systems are fundamental to the maintenance of life. Now UNC scientists have confirmed and clarified key molecular details of one of these repair systems, known as nucleotide excision repair.

Bill to reduce UNC governing board OK'd by panel

Membership on the University of North Carolina system's governing board would be reduced by 25 percent in legislation receiving bipartisan support from a House committee. The panel voted Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma.

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that's hard to treat, killing most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed that adult skin cells could be transformed into stem cells and used to hunt down the tumors. Show More Summary

Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human cells

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) UNC-Chapel Hill researchers describe how human stem cells, made from human skin cells, can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials -- and real treatment.

Scientists illuminate the neurons of social attraction

(University of North Carolina Health Care) The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered an important clue about the neurons involved in that wiring.

Ackland receives gift of Dutch masterworks including 7 Rembrandt drawings

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Ackland Art Museum has received its largest gift ever, donated from alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife Leena -- valued at $25 million. The unprecedented commitment includes an $8 million...Show More Summary

This is LSD attached to a brain cell serotonin receptor

(University of North Carolina Health Care) For the first time, UNC School of Medicine researchers solved the structure of LSD attached to a human serotonin receptor of a brain cell, and they may have discovered why an 'acid trip' lasts so long.

Caltech researcher David Anderson wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

(University of North Carolina Health Care) The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 17th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to David Anderson, PhD, the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology for 'his discovery of neural circuit mechanisms controlling emotional behaviors.'

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