April 2009

April 30, 2009

New solar fuels research center Study findings have implications for development of pain-relieving drugs Scientists identify chemical compound that may stop deadly brain tumors Gates Foundation grant to help tackle reproductive health issues facing urban poor

March 2009

March 30, 2009

New Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs Unexpectedly high rates of childhood diabetes revealed by multi-center study Young athletes most at risk of knee injuries reap big benefit from warm-up exercise Scientist receives $1.5 million grant to perfect … Continued

February 2009

February 28, 2009

Long-term use of nutrient supplements may increase cancer risk Parents learn about HPV vaccine mostly from drug company ads Mental illness by itself does not predict future violent behavior Possible drug target for obesity treatment Chronic low back pain on … Continued

December 2008

December 30, 2008

New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace Shared survival mechanism explains why ‘good’ nerve cells last and ‘bad’ cancer cells flourish First comprehensive report on state’s tobacco programs shows major successes

November 2008

November 30, 2008

Without enzyme, biological reaction essential to life takes 2.3 billion years Text messaging may help children fight off obesity Partnership with Yale to study effects of cocaine use on mother-infant relationships UNC expands study of infants at risk for autism … Continued

October 2008

October 30, 2008

Shape, not just size, impacts effectiveness of emerging nano-medicine therapies Two-thirds of severe sports injuries to female students due to cheerleading MSG use linked to obesity ‘Chilling’ hardship rates among families raising disabled children Study shows link between spanking and … Continued

September 2008

September 30, 2008

Scientists, research network, unveil results from groundbreaking brain tumor study Nearly half of U.S. adults will develop painful knee osteoarthritis by age 85 Grant to evaluate health, poverty, and gender programs worldwide Investment in imaging to accelerate researchers’ understanding of … Continued

August 2008

August 30, 2008

Shape, not just size, impacts effectiveness of emerging nano-medicine therapies Two-thirds of severe sports injuries to female students due to cheerleading MSG use linked to obesity ‘Chilling’ hardship rates among families raising disabled children Study shows link between spanking and … Continued

July 2008

July 30, 2008

UNC researchers, spin-off company receive NIH small business grant Experimental philosophy explores real-life dilemmas Study ties ending moderate drinking to depression Some drugs increase risk of falling Out-of-pocket health-care costs for disabled children vary widely by state Genetics, social factors … Continued

June 2008

June 30, 2008

Non-whites receive harsher sentences for inflicted traumatic brain injury of children Journalism school launches media project covering NC’s Latino population UNC scholars shoot for the stars with space grants UNC cancer researcher receives American Brain Tumor Association grant UNC to … Continued