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Study: Living abroad leads to a clearer sense of self

Living abroad can clarify your sense of self, according to new research by a team of social scientists at Rice University, Columbia University and the University of North Carolina.

Termite queen, king recognition pheromone identified

(North Carolina State University) Forget the bows and curtsies. Worker termites shake in the presence of their queens and kings. New research explains how these workers smell a royal presence.

Primary care physicians report feeling unprepared for role in prenatal oral health

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequipped to provide adequate oral health counseling to pregnant women. Poor maternal oral health can have significant impacts on a woman's overall health and the health of her children.

UNC - Wilmington Surfrider Club Takes To The Hill

On Feb 16th, six passionate students and leaders of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Surfrider club descended upon Washington D.C. to lobby against offshore oil drilling and other ocean protections as part of Surfrider’s Ocean Recreation Hill Day.

Update on Black Confederates Manuscript: Reader Reports

Many of you have emailed over the past few months asking for an update about this manuscript. Earlier today I received the reader reports from the University of North Carolina Press for Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth. Both reports recommended that the manuscript should be published with some necessary revisions. […]

Former University of North Carolina broadcaster Woody Durham dies at age of 76

Woody Durham served as the men's basketball and football announcer for North Carolina for 40 seasons. He passed away at the age of 76.        

UNC Lineberger researchers identify genetic 'seeds' of metastatic breast cancer

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified genetic clues that explain how breast cancer spreads, or metastasizes - findings that may lead to better treatments or approaches to prevent its spread at the onset.

Computer modeling of WNK kinase inhibitors could offer new tools for understanding hypertension

Researchers from North Carolina State University have modeled and analyzed the binding modes of 210 molecules previously reported to inhibit the function of a family of enzymes involved in regulating salt and blood pressure in the human body. Show More Summary

Research improves food bank effectiveness, equity

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.

Controversy as Law School Cuts Off Students Below 142 LSAT

Bob Orr, formerly a justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has a problem with the American Bar Association. The ABA put pressure on his old law school at North Carolina Central University over admission standards, compelling NCCU to cut off applicants who score less than 142 on the......

Common bricks can be used to detect past presence of uranium, plutonium

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have demonstrated a technique that can determine whether bricks -- the common building material -- have ever been near a radiological source, and identify the specific type of source, such as high enriched uranium or plutonium.

UNC faculty threaten to take matters into their own hands, remove Confederate statue

A group of 17 senior faculty members at the University of North Carolina (UNC) are threatening to take down a Confederate statue on campus, saying in a letter to the school’s chancellor that if the university doesn’t remove the statue — known as Silent Sam — they will take matters into their own hands. The […]

New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.

Tar Heels Receive Verbal Commitment from NCISAA Record-holder Amy Dragelin

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Amy Dragelin, a junior at Charlotte Latin, has verbally committed to swim for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning in the fall of 2019. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Tar Heels Receive Verbal Commitment from NCISAA Record-holder Amy Dragelin

Injectable Hydrogel Responds to Tumors to Release Chemo and Immunotherapies

Scientists at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University have developed an injectable polymer hydrogel that breaks down in response to reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by tumor cells. During its controlled degradation, the hydrogel releases a chemotherapeutic drug and an immunotherapy to kill surrounding tumor cells. Show More Summary

Counter-protesters scare off white supremacists in North Carolina

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

After rumors swirled that white supremacists intended to hold a rally at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill to defend their “Silent Sam” Confederate statue, counter-protesters showed up large numbers to resist their message. Just a day after the final charges against...

Study points to risk of future sleep breathing problems in college football players

(University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Previous studies with older NFL football players have found a high incidence of sleep apnea, a serious health issue, among the group, particularly among older linemen. Now, a study with college-age...Show More Summary

New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumors

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner. Show More Summary

Protesters have a new strategy to remove Confederate statue from UNC campus

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Several people have submitted petitions to the North Carolina Historical Commission to move the Silent Sam Confederate statue from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.... The post Protesters have a new strategy to remove Confederate statue from UNC campus...

Atomic structure of ultrasound material not what anyone expected

(North Carolina State University) Lead magnesium niobate (PMN) is a prototypical "relaxor" material, used in a wide variety of applications, from ultrasound to sonar. Researchers have now used state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to see exactly how atoms are arranged in PMN - and it's not what anyone expected.

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