Whether they’re trying to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems or finding the answers to scholarly questions, Carolina faculty often engage in fascinating research. 2011 was no exception. Here are some of the biggest UNC Research stories and trends of the year.
The journal Science’s 2011 Breakthrough of the Year is an HIV-prevention study led by UNC’s Myron Cohen. The study showed that early treatment with antiretroviral drugs — that is, drugs that attack retroviruses such as HIV — can effectively prevent the transmission of the virus.
- Endeavors: Deathwatch