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New simple test could help cystic fibrosis patients find best treatment

(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.

University of North Carolina Faculty Tries to Hide Behind Accreditation

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

Pairing cancer genomics with cognitive computing highlights potential therapeutic options

(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

New UNC-Chapel Hill project aims to bring semantics to evolutionary trees

(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

UNC-Wilmington Secures Verbal from Back/IM Specialist Brent Hoshall

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

Artificial Beta Cells Can Release Insulin On-Demand

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 […]

Concussion study: Long-term effects may depend on position

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.        

New theory addresses how life on earth arose from the primordial muck

(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 Academic Equivalent of Getting Away with Murder

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

Why do some head knocks cause more damage than others?

(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 Perfect Conditions for a College-Athletics Scandal

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

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

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

Sexual function concerns not always reflected in prostate cancer treatment choices

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.

To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

(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

The University of North Carolina Continues to Defend Its Right to Discriminate Against the Trans Community

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

Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

(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.

Widespread academic corruption lets UNC sports off the hook

(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

The NCAA decided UNC’s fake classes aren’t its jurisdiction. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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

NCAA could not conclude violations in North Carolina probe - statement

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

NCAA 'Could Not Conclude Academic Violations' In UNC Athletics Scandal

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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.

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