Some kids start having dental problems before they’re even in kindergarten. But a North Carolina program developed with the Gillings School of Global Public Health can head off trouble by having doctors and nurses screen for problems, counsel parents about … Continued
Whites may be moving out of areas with large and growing immigrant populations because of a reaction to the racial composition of the neighborhood, according to a study by sociologist Kyle Crowder and colleagues. In contrast, blacks seem to move … Continued
This spring the Office of Sponsored Research will again offer the Tar Heel Certificate Program in Research Administration. This workshop series is intended for administrative staff who perform or anticipate assuming duties and responsibilities related to the administration of research … Continued
During breakfast one Sunday, Alfreda Cordero was struck suddenly and violently by the worst headache she had ever experienced. She had a ruptured brain aneurysm, which is often treated with open-brain surgery. But surgeons Anand Germanwala and Adam Zanation decided … Continued
Kenan-Flagler researchers pulled together data from a bunch of demographic and economic sources to find out how the U.S. population is changing. (First point: we’re becoming more and more southern.) Read the full report: "Six Disruptive Demographic Trends: What Census … Continued
Estrogen replacement for women has gotten bad press since 2004, but two UNC psychiatrists think that hormone therapy given in the two years after menopause may help prevent depression and heart disease.
Particles that mimic the size, shape, and flexibility of red blood cells may be a first step toward a better kind of blood substitute. Article abstract: Using mechanobiological mimicry of red blood cells to extend circulation times of hydrogel microparticles … Continued
Come to the Friday Center on Friday, January 14 to talk to experts about the future of solar energy and other alternative energy sources. Hosted by the UNC-Solar Energy Research Center.
Researchers from UNC and ETH-Zurich can grab photos from the web and use them to make 3-D models using only the processing power of a personal computer. Their technique makes better models and works much more efficiently than any other … Continued
Biochemist Richard Wolfenden and his team were measuring the speed of chemical reactions when they realized that the slowest reactions were the most temperature-dependent. Raising the temperature made some of these processes, which took place in the early history of … Continued