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UNC to Create and Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention.

UNC to create and test injectable long-acting implant to prevent HIV/AIDS

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention.

Poor oral health and food scarcity major contributors to malnutrition in older adults

(University of North Carolina Health Care) A new study by UNC School of Medicine researchers suggests that food scarcity and poor oral health are major risk factors for malnutrition that leads an older adult -- already at high risk of functional decline, decreased quality of life, and increased mortality -- to land in the emergency department.

Study examines birth outcomes for adolescent & young adult cancer survivors

(The JAMA Network Journals) A new article published online by JAMA Oncology from Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., Chelsea Anderson, M.P.H., and coauthors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill used a data linkage between the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry and state birth certificate files to examine selected birth outcomes. Show More Summary

The Mechanism of Mucus: Discovery Could Lead to Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.

The mechanism of mucus: Discovery could lead to better cystic fibrosis treatments

(University of North Carolina Health Care) University of North Carolina scientists found that mucin proteins, which make mucus thick and sticky, fail to unfold properly in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis. And they found the lack of water in the lung can trigger the misfolding mucins.

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

Researchers use light to remotely control curvature of plastics

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into spheres, tubes or bowls.

New approach uses ultrasound to measure fluid in the lungs

(North Carolina State University) A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema -- fluid in the lungs -- which often occurs in patients with congestive heart failure. Show More Summary

School choice advocate Allison joins UNC governing board

A longtime North Carolina school choice advocate is joining the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. The Senate voted unanimously Thursday for Darrell Allison to serve out the final … Click to Continue »

How Christians Do March Madness

Two Reformed schools demonstrate an important lesson in rivalry. A few years ago, an ESPN poll ranked the biggest rivalries in college basketball. Of course, Duke University and the University of North Carolina topped the list. ThenShow More Summary

UNC researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming phosph

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant's roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. The nutrient, phosphate, makes it to the plant's roots, helping the plant increase its yield.

Researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming phosph

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant's roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. The nutrient, phosphate, makes it to the plant's roots, helping the plant increase its yield.

'No fat' or 'no sugar' label equals no guarantee of nutritional quality

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mara Thacker | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Community Builders

CURRENT POSITION South Asian Studies Librarian & Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries DEGREE MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010 FAST FACT Thacker studies West African dance and...Show More Summary

Jesse Vieau | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Community Builders

CURRENT POSITION Teen Services Librarian, Madison Public Library, WI DEGREE MLIS, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007 FOLLOW teenbubbler.org; madisonbubbler (Instagram) Photo by Faisal Abdu’allah Justice Maker “I’m actually happy I’m in jail right now!” is one of the statements Jesse Vieau has heard from the teens he works with through Making Justice, an […]

Sara Trettin | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Digital Developers

CURRENT POSITION Policy Advisor, Lead for Digital Engagement, Open Education, and Libraries, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, Washington, DC DEGREE MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of a One Percent Black Company, Spoke to Black Students About 'Diversity'

As part of his trip to all 50 states to show off that he’s just a regular guy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the historically black North Carolina A&T State University on Monday, where he fielded questions from students about technology, politics, media, and, of course, diversity. Read more...

Mark Zuckerberg On Lack Of Diversity In Tech: 'That's Our Problem To Figure Out'

Mark Zuckerberg believes it’s up to tech companies themselves to diversify the white, male-dominated industry. The Facebook CEO joined students at North Carolina A&T, a historically black college and university (HBCU), to kick off the chancellor’s speakers series on Monday. Show More Summary

Richmond County public comment policy unconstitutional, expert says

Hat-tip to Lisa Sorg, who put the "T" in Tenacity: Reached by email, Jonathan Jones, director of the Open Government Coalition at Elon University, said the county’s policy “clearly violates the First Amendment.” Under North Carolina law, counties and cities are required allocated time in their meetings for public comment at least monthly. Show More Summary

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