A Crystal Ball for the Tar Heel State

September 22, 2017

Carolina Demography Director Rebecca Tippett studies population changes in the Tar Heel state and the effects they could have in the years ahead — perhaps a million more people in the next 10 years.

UNC Research Responds to Hurricane Matthew

September 21, 2017

Since Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina nearly one year ago, UNC researchers have engaged in projects all over the state to help those affected. Take a look at this interactive map to see what they’re doing and where.

Woman in Science: Amanda Suchanek

September 20, 2017

Amanda Suchanek is a postdoctoral research fellow working in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on how enzymes control fat production in the liver.

DeSimone Named Recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

September 18, 2017

UNC chemist Joseph DeSimone receives the Heinz Award, which recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the arts and humanities, environment, human condition, public policy, and technology, the economy, and employment.

Woman in Science: Tamera Coyne-Beasley

September 13, 2017

Tamera Coyne-Beasley is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine within the UNC School of Medicine. Her research focuses on sexual health, vaccines, injury, and violence prevention among adolescents.

What Makes Storm Surge So Dangerous?

September 10, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Director Rick Luettich talked with CBS News to discuss the science and dangers behind a storm surge.

Well Said: Hurricanes and Water Quality

September 6, 2017

Major storms leave behind a quiet, long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish. In this “Well Said” podcast, UNC talks with Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Hans Paerl about how hurricanes impact water quality.  

Woman in Science: Madeline Fisher

September 6, 2017

Senior Madeline Fisher is double-majoring in environmental studies and music. Her research focuses on gathering oral histories from musicians who have come from coal-mining communities and the role environmental science plays in their lives.

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: How Brain Cells Go Bad

August 31, 2017

UNC School of Medicine and National Institutes of Health researchers have untangled why one Alzheimer’s drug currently in development shows promise and how other therapies might reverse the disease process.