NSF grants awarded for soft matter research

September 16, 2011

The discipline of soft matter is a growing area of research spanning sciences, applied materials science, engineering, and other fields. States of soft matter include foams, gels, polymers, and emulsions, created by combining smaller molecules to form structures with applications … Continued

UNC to Launch Digital Innovation Lab

September 14, 2011

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will launch a new virtual lab that will encourage collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative digital humanities projects. Brett Bobley, director of the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will give a free … Continued

Call for Proposals: Mobile Applications

September 13, 2011

Carolina Apps Call for Proposals Deadline: October 17  The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in conjunction with Innovate@Carolina, is pleased to announce a call for proposals in support of Carolina Apps, a new initiative to bring Carolina-born ideas to wider … Continued

Water and Health Conference October 3-7

September 12, 2011

Join UNC’s Institute for the Environment and Water Institute October 3-7 forWater and Health: Where Science Meets Policy. The 2010 Water and Health conference brought together over 400 people from over 40 countries to address critical concerns facing drinking water, sanitation, hygiene, and water … Continued

Race differences in aggressive breast cancer

September 2, 2011

A grant of $19 million from the National Cancer Institute will help epidemiologist Robert Millikan and colleagues figure out why breast cancer is more often fatal in young black women than in young white women.

Pediatric Research Day

September 1, 2011

Co-hosted by the UNC Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty Development Committee and the NC TraCS Institute Bonnie Ramsey, MD, of the University of Washington Institute for Translational Health Sciences and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, will deliver the keynote … Continued

Working on a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer

August 22, 2011

Chemist Joe DeSimone’s company Liquidia Technologies will develop an immunotherapy for prostate cancer to test in partnership with Harvard and Johns Hopkins. Their funding comes from a challenge award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Choosing a dose of Tamoxifen based on a gene

August 1, 2011

A team lead by School of Medicine researcher William Irvin Jr. has shown that checking which version of the gene CYP2D6 a breast-cancer patient has can tell doctors how much of the drug Tamoxifen the patient should receive. Listen to … Continued