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Immunotherapy strategy could be beneficial for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia

ATLANTA - University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that pairing an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy proved beneficial for some patients with acute myeloid leukemia whose disease did not respond to standard treatment or had relapsed.

How Expressing Gratitude Can Improve Your Relationship (and Your Health!)

Practicing gratitude regularly can help you achieve happiness, but studies have shown that it can also give your relationship a boost. Dr. Sara Algoe, an associate professor of social psychology at the University of North Carolina, and Dr. Show More Summary

Short intervention boosts safe-sex skills in teen girls

(North Carolina State University) A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

Separated since the dinosaurs, bamboo-eating lemurs, pandas share common gut microbes

(North Carolina State University) A new study finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common -- despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.

The Gates Foundation hired a PR firm to influence the UN’s gene drives policy

Emails obtained from the University of North Carolina show that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hired a PR firm to try to influence the UN’s moratorium on the controversial new genetic extinction technology, reports Independent Science News. Show More Summary

Scientists find potential weapons for the battle against antibiotic resistance

(University of North Carolina Health Care) UNC School of Medicine scientists found that the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa can produce specific molecular factors that dramatically increase or decrease an antibiotic's ability to kill Staphylococcus aureus, another bacterium that often co-infects with P. Show More Summary

Lemur study highlights role of diet in shaping gut microbiome

(North Carolina State University) A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems -- and how these microbes may relate to primate health.

Saturday News: When fairness hurts the unfair

NC REPUBLICANS NOT HAPPY WITH PROPERLY RE-DRAWN MAPS: The Stanford University professor hired to draw North Carolina election maps for a panel of federal judges weighing a gerrymandering case has submitted a plan that quickly drew criticism from Republican lawmakers and praise from challengers. Show More Summary

Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material -- creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites embedded in a silica shell. Show More Summary

Researchers inadvertently boost surface area of nickel nanoparticles for catalysis

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites embedded in a silica shell. Show More Summary

Thursday News: Suborned

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

POPE-FUNDED THINK TANK TAKES CREDIT FOR MANIPULATING UNC BOARD OF GOVERNORS: A conservative think tank in North Carolina is taking some credit for recent university policies enacted by the legislature and the UNC Board of Governors. In its Thanksgiving-themed fundraising letter, the James G. Show More Summary

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

A closer look at Duke Energy's corruption of UNC Charlotte

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Our public universities should never allow this to happen again: Daniels described the board in a letter to Tom Reeder, then the assistant secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, in a letter on April 5, 2016, arguing against a risk classification system for Duke’s coal ash ponds. Show More Summary

More than a numbers game: New technique gauges microbial communities by biomass

A new technique devised by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities - the microscopic life within our bodies and all around us.

NSF grant harnesses big data & AI to advance disease prevention

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Through a new $2 million National Science Foundation grant, scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of Georgia, and North Carolina A&T State University are harnessing the power of machine learning to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic disease.

Study: More neuroscience research articles are reporting the sex of laboratory animals

(North Carolina State University) In the largest-ever survey of neuroscience research, scientists found that the number of research studies reporting the sex of lab animals increased significantly in the current decade, though sex bias remains present. Show More Summary

Intelligence study IDs key factors for government, academia, industry collaboration

(North Carolina State University) A study of government and industry teamwork at a National Security Agency-funded research center found that an established suite of factors are key to fostering effective collaboration in a novel partnership to conduct research for the intelligence community. 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

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