Via this University of North Carolina Library press release I learn about a remarkable individual: A free public celebration on March 20 will mark the acquisition of a book of Latin poetry published in 1573 by Juan Latino. Scholars have described Latino as the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of […]
(University of North Carolina Health Care) In this study, published in Cell Reports, two labs at UNC and a group at Princeton University reprogrammed ordinary cells called fibroblasts into new and healthy heart muscle cells, and recorded changes that appear to be necessary for this reprogramming.
In an effort to combat new HIV infections among men who inject drugs in Vietnam, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Their results were published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
(University of North Carolina Health Care) In an effort to combat HIV infections among men who inject drugs in Vietnam, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Their results were published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
The University of North Carolina has suspended freshman guard Jalek Felton from the school, including his eligible to participate in any university activities.
Jalek Felton was suspended by the University of North Carolina yesterday, and according to his lawyer, that suspension is not a punishment. “It’s not a sanction, and he’s not being punished for something,” Kerry Sutton, a Durham attorney representing Felton, told the News & Observer. “That’s just something the school does while they gather information,
(University of North Carolina Health Care) 'If we want to create better medications, the first step is to see what the D2 receptor looks like in high-resolution detail when it's bound tightly to a drug,' said senior author Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine. Show More Summary
QMC sends us a link to WECT6 which reports that Garrett Asher Grimsley, a former University of North Carolina West graduate student, was sentenced to 3 years probation for making terror threats on social media. In a Feb. 19, 2017 public message on a messaging app, Grimsley stated “don’t go to Cary tomorrow.” Then, in […]
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have revealed new details of how the physical properties of the nucleus influence how cells can move around different environments - such as "soft" tissue like brain and fat, or "stiff" tissue like cartilage or bone.
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Cystic fibrosis shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and inflammation. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. Show More Summary
Recent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in animal models of HIV prevention. Two investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describe the potential of bnAbs to inform HIV prevention, treatment and cure strategies in a recent article in the New Journal of Medicine.
Dwayne Dixon, a University of North Carolina anthropology professor and leader of the armed Antifa group Redneck Revolt, has admit to chasing James Alex Fields Jr. with a rifle just before he drove into a group of protesters, killing Heather Heyer. Show More Summary
Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, it came as a "tsunami" that was "sudden, unexpected, and may have huge consequences."
Power With AI, FocusWriter, PC Fonts, and Community Management What Did I Miss? (Tim O'Reilly) -- Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at the University of North Carolina and author of "Twitter and Tear Gas," perfectly summed up the situation in a tweet from September: "Let me say: too many worry about what AI—as if some independent entity—will do to us. Show More Summary
The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has commissioned its first major site-specific, outdoor art installation in nearly 20 years: a ?stickwork? sculpture by Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty entitled Step Right Up. Show More Summary
Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are legendary sports rivals, but a federal antitrust complaint says there's one area where the elite institutions have agreed … Click to Continue »
Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush and now she is the president of the University of North Carolina system. Sadly, her rhetoric sounds a lot like that of former senator John Edwards, who tried to make it to the White House on boo-hoo rhetoric about class divisions that could only be solved by federal activism. Show More Summary
FINALLY, ADULT SUPERVISION: UNC cracks down on disruptions with new free speech policy: The University of North Carolina Board of Governors passed a systemwide free speech policy Friday in response to demands from lawmakers that it take steps to curb the “heckler’s veto.” “The Faculty Assembly, however, complained that the policy goes beyond the bare […]
(University of British Columbia) New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens--a class of elements that include fluoride, bromine, chlorine and iodine--in a dye-sensitized solar cell can increase conversion efficiency by 25 per cent. Show More Summary
Scandals in college athletics are becoming so commonplace that the NCAA’s decision not to sanction University of North Carolina over academic misconduct barely made the news, while corruption in NCAA basketball has turned into a major FBI investigation. Fans might be justified in viewing the NCAA as a boogeyman in scandal-plagued college sports. After all, […]