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Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment

(Lancaster University) In an opinion piece published by the journal Environmental Science and Technology, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lancaster University in the UK have called on US federal agencies to fund studies that will gather essential environmental data from the legal cultivation farms and facilities.

The Latest: UNC board bill approved, going to Cooper's desk

The Latest on a bill that would reduce the size of the North Carolina Board of Governors (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Legislation pushed by Republicans reducing the University of … Click to Continue »

QB Kevin Olsen, brother of Greg Olsen, arrested on rape charges

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Kevin Olsen, the brother of Panthers TE Greg Olsen and University of North Carolina at Charlotte QB, was arrested Sunday on rape allegations

North Carolina school opens dorm honoring poet Maya Angelou

Wake Forest University has named a new dorm in honor of poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Multiple media outlets report Wake Forest cut the ribbon on the five … Click to Continue »

UNC board reduction bill nears final legislative approval

The North Carolina legislature has formally signaled it will send its first bill to Gov. Roy Cooper — a measure reducing the University of North Carolina Board of Governors 25 … Click to Continue »

Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age.

Pilot project offers blueprint for addressing mental health needs of homeless children

(North Carolina State University) A research team led by North Carolina State University outlines the lessons learned in a five-year pilot project that was designed to help meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families -- and could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts - Managing Director, Performance Facilities

Leading the newly formed Performance Facilities Department, which combines Stevens Center and Campus Performance Facilities, the Managing Director, Performance Facilities (MDPF) will first and foremost be an advocate for the students, faculty, staff, and audiences served by UNCSA.

Bubba Cunningham Thinks NCAA Enforcement System Is Broken -- How Convenient

Perhaps Bubba Cunningham is just nervous about what might happen to the University of North Carolina as its long running NCAA major violations case comes to an end. Maybe he really believes that the UNC athletic department should be absolved for what he feels is a university scandal. Methinks no.

Dan Forest and North Carolina's Restore Campus Free Speech Act

North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has just announced his intention to work with members of the General Assembly to pass the Restore Campus Free Speech Act, a bill designed to protect freedom of speech within University of North Carolina system. Show More Summary

Coal ash selenium found in fish in N.C. lakes

A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste.

Coal ash selenium found in fish in N.C. lakes

(Duke University) A new Duke study has found high levels of selenium in the tissues of fish in North Carolina lakes that receive coal ash effluents from power plants. Concentrations of selenium exceeding EPA-recommended thresholds for...Show More Summary

How life survives: UNC researchers confirm basic mechanism of DNA repair

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Day in and day out, the DNA in our cells is damaged for a variety of reasons, and thus DNA-repair systems are fundamental to the maintenance of life. Now UNC scientists have confirmed and clarified key molecular details of one of these repair systems, known as nucleotide excision repair.

Bill to reduce UNC governing board OK'd by panel

Membership on the University of North Carolina system's governing board would be reduced by 25 percent in legislation receiving bipartisan support from a House committee. The panel voted Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma.

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

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Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that's hard to treat, killing most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed that adult skin cells could be transformed into stem cells and used to hunt down the tumors. Show More Summary

Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human cells

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) UNC-Chapel Hill researchers describe how human stem cells, made from human skin cells, can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials -- and real treatment.

Paper spotlights key flaw in widely used radioisotope dating technique

(North Carolina State University) An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples.

Scientists illuminate the neurons of social attraction

(University of North Carolina Health Care) The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered an important clue about the neurons involved in that wiring.

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