Will Climate Change Make Rockslides Worse?

October 12, 2017

In response to two recent, major rockfall events at Yosemite’s El Capitan — a rock formation extremely popular with climbers — UNC geological sciences professor Allen Glazner talks about what causes rockslides and why “nature always wins.” 

Woman in Science: Jeliyah Clark

October 11, 2017

Senior Jeliyah Clark is an undergraduate researcher studying environmental health sciences within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Program for Parents Improves ADHD Behaviors in Young Children

October 9, 2017

A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 3- to 8-year-olds, according to researchers at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.

Planetarium Gets the Wheels Rolling on Science Education

September 29, 2017

Students in North Carolina are about to get their own Magic School Bus. Ten Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the state will spend a week with an interactive science vehicle through a partnership with the Morehead Planetarium and GlaxoSmithKline.

Repairing Broken Hearts

September 28, 2017

Cardiologists struggle to regenerate healthy heart cells after a heart attack — so the muscles there stay damaged. But a team of UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a way to reprogram scar tissue cells, transforming them into healthy heart muscle cells.

Woman in Science: Waru Gichane

September 27, 2017

Waru Gichane is a PhD student in the Department of Health Behavior within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on the individual, interpersonal, and institutional barriers women face in achieving optimal sexual and reproductive health.

Celebrating Sustainability at Carolina

September 26, 2017

On September 25, UNC celebrated the one-year anniversary of Three Zeros — Carolina’s initiative to reduce the campus’ environmental footprint through net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills, and net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Brain, Behavior Distinguish Autism from Language Delay

September 26, 2017

Babies with autism show behavioral and brain features that differ from those of babies with language delay. These findings from a new UNC School of Medicine study hint at different biological origins for autism and language delay.

UNC ROI Awards Three Grants Worth $6.2 Million

September 25, 2017

The UNC System recently announced three new Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) grants worth a total of $6.2 million to teams from six universities in the UNC system. Two have been awarded to UNC principal investigators Alexander Tropsha and Jinsong Huang.