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|12th||largest US research university in research volume & annual expenditures.|
Cures and treatments for disease. New technologies. New industries for North Carolina and the world. At Carolina, we tackle tough challenges with multidisciplinary teams of top scientists and students whose diverse perspectives deliver creative, unprecedented solutions. As one of America’s top research universities, we conduct roughly $1 billion in research annually. We provide dedicated service to our sponsors and unprecedented opportunities for graduate students, postdocs and undergraduates.
— Terry Magnuson, UNC Vice Chancellor for Research
By fostering and supporting collaborative, interdisciplinary teams, UNC Research is accelerating new discoveries and solutions to emerging challenges in these areas:
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On Sunday August 29th, Hurricane Ida made landfall in New Orleans as a Category 4 hurricane, but thanks to the work of UNC researcher Rick Luettich and others, the levees held and water damage was greatly minimized.
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A new analysis by Innovate Carolina shows that in 2021 UNC-affiliated startups have generated more than $14 billion in revenue and created more than 12,000 jobs across North Carolina.
UNC School of Medicine Professors Timothy Elston and Klaus Hahn improved a technique to track proteins in real time in living cells. The method introduces florescent molecules that bind to the studied protein. While that’s been done before, this development broadens the proteins that can be studied.
UNC School of Medicine professor Leah Ranney received a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how cigar warnings can be improved by making the labels larger and adding images.