UNC Researchers have found that older adults with unclogged, healthy arteries have much higher levels of a protein called CXCL5, a finding that potentially reveals the genetic basis for coronary artery disease.
A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children’s academic and social skills.
Carly Moreno is a PhD student studying marine science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on using molecular sequencing to study the environmental factors that regulate phytoplankton growth in Antarctica.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has tapped the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RENCI, a UNC technology research institute, to lead a project aimed at making biomedical data easier to use.
Nearly 150 undergraduates from UNC and universities around the country presented at the event, highlighting the research they completed over the summer. Eleven of those scholars were from IDEA 2.0, a program that aims to increase diversity in academia.
Although widely agreed upon by scientists, the theory that ribonucleic acid (RNA), part of our genetic material, came first and proteins came later, has it’s problems. Now, two scientists have a potential solution: the peptide-RNA hypothesis.
Sophomore Sweta Karlekar studies computer science, and is currently building an artificial intelligence program that can automatically identify early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia through the way a person speaks.
In collaboration with the Southern Oral History Program, UNC undergraduates produced a digital exhibit and audio documentary on, perhaps, the largest and longest example of collective activism in UNC’s history — the foodworkers’ strikes of 1969.
UNC College of Arts & Sciences Dean Kevin Guskiewicz and his team analyzed 61 brain scans of former college and professional football players in a new study, determining that linemen bear the brunt of brain impacts.
Since 2015, the Chameleon testbed has helped researchers push the potential of cloud computing even further, and now, a new grant from the National Science Foundation will extend Chameleon’s mission for another three years.