Preventive dentistry in doctors’ offices

March 1, 2011

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

Neighborhood natives move out when immigrants move in

February 8, 2011

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

Tar Heel Certificate Program in Research Administration

January 26, 2011

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

A new approach to aneurysms: Go through the nose

January 21, 2011

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

Six demographic trends that will transform the United States

January 18, 2011

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

HRT? Maybe

January 12, 2011

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.

A nanoparticle for a better blood substitute

January 10, 2011

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

Putting Solar Energy in Its Place

January 5, 2011

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.

From Flickr photos to a 3-D model of Rome

December 10, 2010

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

Heat may help explain the timeline of early evolution

December 6, 2010

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