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UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. Show More Summary

Jane's political salon: Gerry Cohen

Gerry Cohen is in our salon tonight to talk about local politics. If you have questions, drop them below. Gerry, Jane and I go way back. Jane and Gerry met in 1977 when he was running for mayor of Chapel Hill. I eventually joined the town council and knew about Gerry's legendary service. Show More Summary

Ward for House Fundraiser in Chapel Hill on Sunday 9/14

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

I would like to invite the BlueNC Community to our fundraiser at the home of Florence Peacock. Special Guest: Representative Graig Meyer Host Committee (Still in formation): Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt | Councilman Lee Storrow | Representative...Show More Summary

How to Handle an Internship That Isn't What You Expected

This blog post was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Jackie O'Shaughnessy of UNC - Chapel Hill. As college students, many of us spend our time scouring the Internet in search of the perfect internship -- one that will teach us, challenge us, or even land us a dream job. Show More Summary

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

September 8, 2014 CHAPEL HILL – UNC School of Medicine researchers have discovered an unlikely relationship between CXCR7 – a protein implicated in tumor growth and metastasis – and adrenomedullin – a hormone involved in cardiovascular health. Show More Summary

UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein RBM4, a molecule crucial to the process of gene splicing, is drastically decreased in multiple forms of human cancer, including lung and breast cancers. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At Chapel Hill, A Scandal That Won’t Die. I wrote on this a while …

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At Chapel Hill, A Scandal That Won’t Die. I wrote on this a while back.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Betting Odds and Prediction

Don't tell anyone, but the North Carolina Tar Heels have been a pretty good bet at home recently, covering the spread in 13 of their last 18 games in Chapel Hill. The Heels will try to extend that run Saturday afternoon when they welcome...Show More Summary

Launch Of The North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA)

Bikeshares are active in many cities in the United States, in 60 municipalities, and worldwide in over 300 hundred cities. Small progressive communities such as Aspen, colleges such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and large urban areas such as Washington DC, Boston, and New York City have programs. Show More Summary

Reading Resource: Tar Heel Reader

A year or so ago I came across the website Tar Heel Reader. It was created by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.The purpose of the website...Show More Summary

View From the Hotel Window, 8/29/14: Chapel Hill

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Chapel Hill is just a short jaunt from Raleigh, so I didn’t have to get in an airplane, I just got into a car and was driven. Hooray! Not that I don’t love air travel, mind you. But a nice little trip in a car is good, too. Afternoon: Catching up with friends. This evening. […]

View From a Hotel Window, 8/28/14: Raleigh

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Overlooking a mall. There are worse views. Event tonight at 7:30 at Quail Ridge Books, here in Raleigh; if you’re in the Raleigh area I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, tomorrow I am in Chapel Hill, just down the road, at Flyleaf Books. Come to either. Or both!

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

RTI International Develops Novel Lung-on-a-Chip

Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked cellular layers that mimic the structure of the airway tissue.

Album Review: Spider Bags – Frozen Letter

Chapel Hill garage rockers seize the moment on their Merge debut.

Stream: Spider Bags’ new album Frozen Letter

Chapel Hill rockers release their fourth LP with new label Merge Records.

Kennedy Meeks shows off dramatic weight loss for North Carolina

Meeks has lost close to 50 pounds since coming to Chapel Hill a year ago, and now he looks ready to be a force in the ACC. When James Michael McAdoo decided to forgo his senior season, it became clear that North Carolina would rely more on rising sophomore Kennedy Meeks to anchor the frontcourt in 2014-15. Show More Summary

Two North Carolina men charged with killing UNC professor

A mugging near the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina went horribly wrong and left a beloved professor dying in the street in broad daylight, police said.

Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells. In neurons, long-term survival allows for proper brain function as we age. Show More Summary

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