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No dream: Electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

CHAPEL HILL, NC - When you sleep, your brain is busy storing and consolidating things you learned that day, stuff you'll need in your memory toolkit tomorrow, next week, or next year. For many people, especially those with neurological conditions, memory impairment can be a debilitating symptom that affects every-day life in profound ways. Show More Summary

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction

CHAPEL HILL - Women were less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy if they had Medicaid or Medicare rather than private insurance or if they lived 10 or more miles from a plastic surgeon's office, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found. read more

NC creamery recalls cheeses linked to at least 100 Salmonella cases

The Chapel Hill Creamery in Chapel Hill, NC, is recalling all of its cheese products because they have been linked to a growing Salmonella outbreak in North Carolina and elsewhere. A local county health officer told Food Safety News on Thursday that the outbreak has sickened at least 50 people in North Carolina and about the same number in other states,... Continue Reading

North Carolina Home with the Ultimate Environmentalist Cred

This comfortable and stylish family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received major environmentalist cred recently by going net positive.  Architect Arielle Condoret Schechter said that the home was producing $22 more energy per month than it consumed at the time of her report on the project. Show More Summary

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when the HIV-infected person started antiretroviral therapy or ART at a higher CD4 cell count.

Freshman Bradley hopes to provide inside spark for Tar Heels

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Tony Bradley Jr. knows the opportunity awaiting him this fall at North Carolina. The freshman big man will suit up for a fast-paced offense that looks to get the ball inside. And the Tar Heels could use some help...Show More Summary

UNC Awarded Nearly $23 Million to Continue National Effort to Cure HIV

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive nearly $23 million over the next five years to continue research on their innovative "kick and kill" strategy for eradicating HIV.

Palliative care offers no additional benefit to caretakers of chronically critically ill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Shannon Carson, MD, professor of medicine and division chief of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, along with co-principal investigator Judith Nelson, MD, JD, at MemorialShow More Summary

UNC experts: Doctors shouldn't routinely recommend e-cigarettes to smokers

CHAPEL HILL - The health benefits of quitting smoking are widely accepted, but researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have taken issue with the suggestion that doctors should routinely recommend e-cigarettes as an alternative to cigarettes for their patients who smoke. read more

Noah’s Ark, splitting of Red Sea appear in newfound mosaic at ancient synagogue

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Excavations at a late-Roman era synagogue in the Galilee have unearthed more staggering mosaics depicting biblical scenes, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced this week. The ongoing dig at the 5th-century CE Huqoq Synagogue has previously uncovered brilliant floors featuring...

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer Earth

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Early life forms on Earth are likely to have mutated and evolved at much higher rates than they do today, suggests a new analysis from researchers at the University of North Carolina. read more

Russell Johnson to lead UNC bluegrass band

The Music Department at the University of North Carolina has announced the creation of The Carolina Bluegrass Band, open to all students enrolled in classes at their primary Chapel Hill campus. It’s part of the newly-created Bluegrass Initiative within the Department to incorporate more opportunities for […]

Singer James Taylor's Childhod Home in North Carolina Up for Auction

Can't you see the sunshine, can't you just feel the moonshine? Now you can make like James Taylor and go to his idyll of Carolina—not only in your mind but also in real life—because the Chapel Hill, North Carolina childhood home of five-time...Show More Summary

These Departments At UNC Chapel Hill Have Zero Republican Professors

Professors at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are 12 times more likely to be a registered Democrat than a registered Republican, The...

UNC Researchers Help Create Key Diagnostic Measures for Gastrointestinal Disorders

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- With no laboratory test available to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, proper diagnostic criteria are critical for clinicians to make an accurate determination of what ails their patients. Several University...Show More Summary

Democrats Outnumber Republicans 12:1 On UNC Faculty, 15 Departments Have Zero Republicans

The College Fix, At UNC Chapel Hill, 16 Departments Have Zero Registered Republican Professors, Analysis Finds: Professors registered as Democrats outnumber those registered as Republicans by a ratio of roughly 12 to one at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – and in 15 departments zero registered Republican professors...

Researchers find better way to 'herd' electrons in solar fuel devices

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel solutions. The finding, published today in Nature Chemistry, could have a big impact on devices that convert sunlight into electricity and fuel. read more

HeyMarket, mobile CRM for text messaging, stops you from drunk texting your customers

Like most stories worth telling, this one begins with bad time management. The day I was set to fly out to San Francisco, I was on the road with a friend driving to Chapel Hill from Chicago. By the time I got back, I had just under an hour to pack for my new home. Show More Summary

Horseback – “Shape Of The One Thing”

Jenks Miller plays guitar in the very good Chapel Hill country-rock band Mount Moriah, and he’s also the man behind Horseback, a fascinating one-man kinda-metal project. On his records as Horseback, Miller weds drone-metal aesthetics to mythic Americana and bleary-eyed psychedelia, and it’s a potent combination. As Horseback, Miller has released a rarities collection and […]

Diabetes drug lowers risk of cardiovascular complications, kidney disease

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Researchers have shown that the glucose-lowering drug liraglutide safely and effectively decreases the overall risk of heart attack, stroke, or cardiovascular death for people with type 2 diabetes. These patients are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, which is the number one killer of people with type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

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