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Whose University is it Anyways? UNC and HB2

Image by B. A. Coussens In North Carolina, the re-convening of the General Assembly for its short session on Monday was a conspicuous day in the fight over House Bill 2. It marked the culmination of a month of protest against the bill...Show More Summary

New England Patriots Draft: Who Is Jacoby Brissett? Pats Shock NFL With Surprise Pick Of QB In 3rd Round

The New England Patriots stunned their fans, as well as many NFL draft experts on Friday when they selected 23-year-old Jacoby Brissett, a quarterback out of North Carolina State University, with the second in their trio of third-round picks — the 91st selection overall. Show More Summary

Costs for Orally-Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

An analysis by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher reports in JAMA Oncology that a month of treatment with orally-administered cancer drugs introduced in 2014 were, on average, six times more expensive at launch than cancer drugs introduced in 2000 after adjusting for medical inflation. Show More Summary

Researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than $170 billion annually and how it can be treated. read more

NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations on UNC Perplexing, But Not Surprising

Surprise, surprise, surprise-in my best Gomer Pyle voice! I must admit I was a bit surprised, but not shocked that the NCAA has now seriously amended its sanctions against the University of North Carolina yesterday. At first I thought the NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations (ANOA) was just some additions and [...]

Lagniappe: Brown Beer Bottles and the Wedge of Lime

Brewers learned long ago that dark bottles protect beer from the light and prevent it from developing a skunky "lightstruck" taste. But it wasn't until 2001 that scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found out exactly what causes that nasty flavor. Show More Summary

Delaney Thomas Reviews Weeks McCormack's The Childcare Tax Squeeze

Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), It's Time to Revisit the Tax Treatment of Working Childcare Costs (reviewing Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington), Over-Taxing the Working Family: Uncle Sam and the Childcare Squeeze, 114 Mich. L. Rev. 559 (2015)): Childcare costs have soared in recent years while wages remain stagnant....

Transgender Hate Hoax at University of North Carolina

Despite the recent emergence of actual consequences for the hoaxers (see here and here), the hate hoax rage continues: A transgender North Carolina University student spread a false claim all

Model makes designing new antennas orders of magnitude faster

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that allows antenna designers to identify efficient configurations for antenna designs in minutes, rather than days. The model is designed to expedite development of next generation "multi-input, multi-ouput" (MIMO) antennas, which allow devices to get more use out of the available bandwidth. read more

Duke President Urges Repeal of Anti-LGBT North Carolina Bill

In a statement issued Monday, Richard Brodhead argued the bill “runs counter to the ideals of Duke University.”

A transgender college student is fighting against a law that would force him to use the women's bathroom

Payton McGarry is a transgender college student at University of North Carolina Greensboro. He's suing the state of North Carolina over its anti-LGBT law, "House Bill two," which mandates that people must use public restrooms based on the gender stated on their birth certificate. He and Dr. Show More Summary

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions found a link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

Trans Student Falsely Claims Facebook Insult by College Republicans

Fake hate crimes and insults keep popping up in discussions about the most controversial issues of the day, and the media does little to investigate and separate the real from the staged. A transgender North Carolina University student...Show More Summary

Duke University Urges Full Repeal of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law, HB2

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Duke University leaders have put out a statement urging full repeal of North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, also known as HB2. Says the statement: Duke University is committed to fostering an open, welcoming, inclusive community that respects each i… Read The post Duke University Urges Full Repeal of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law, HB2 appeared first on Towleroad.

New Optogenetic Tool Moves Proteins Within Cells to Study Biological Changes

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a way to embed light-responsive switches into proteins so that researchers can use lasers to manipulate protein movement and activity within living cells and animals.

Trans student says Republicans threatened her: Don’t use women’s bathroom ‘if you value your life’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A transgender female student at the University of North Carolina said she was threatened by the university’s Republican students over the state’s new anti-gay legislation, according to Towelroad. The student said she approach UNC College Republicans hoping they would help repeal the...

UNC Republicans Threaten Transgender Student on Facebook After Calling Her ‘Mentally-Ill Tranny Freak of Nature’

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A transgender student at the University of North Carolina says she was attacked by the UNC Republicans after approaching them to try and help repeal anti-LGBT law HB2. Instead, she received hateful messages, which she posted to Reddit (see below). Show More Summary

Katie Ziglar named Director of Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that, following a national search, Katie Ziglar has been appointed as the Director of the Museum. Ziglar is currently the Director of External Affairs at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, a position she has held since 2003. Show More Summary

New research explains why HIV is not cleared by the immune system

La Jolla, Calif., April 13, 2016-- Scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a human (host) protein that weakens the immune response to HIV and other viruses. Show More Summary

Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas on Mexico's African Heritage

Dr. Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas is Professor of Spanish & Afro-Hispanic Studies at North Carolina Central University. He has written six books in English and Spanish: African Mexicans and The Discourse on Modern Nation (Lanham: UP of...Show More Summary

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