For Black Men, Being Tall Increases Threat Stereotyping

February 28, 2018

Height amplifies already problematic perceptions of threat in black men, which can lead to harassment and even injury, according to a new study by two Department of Psychology and Neuroscience researchers.

HIV Exports Viral Protein in Cellular Packages

February 19, 2018

The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that HIV may be able to affect cells it can’t directly infect by packaging a key protein within the host’s cellular mail and sending it out into the body.

Study Maps Molecular Mechanisms Crucial to Heart Disease Therapy

February 15, 2018

Creating new healthy muscle cells within a patient’s own ailing heart is how scientists hope to reverse heart disease one day. A new study led by UNC researchers reveals key molecular details that should be useful in developing this approach.

Viral Barcode to Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier Found

February 12, 2018

Small viruses that deliver therapeutic genes can have adverse side effects at high doses. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now found a structure on these viruses that makes them better at crossing from the bloodstream into the brain.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome More Common Than Believed

February 7, 2018

A study led by Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Philip A. May suggests that 3.1% to 9.9% of children throughout the U.S. have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Structure of antipsychotic drug target solved

January 29, 2018

Antipsychotic agents have serious side effects: agitation, vision impairments, and loss of balance. UNC scientists are working to limit these side effects while maintaining effectiveness.

Chameleon Cloud Computing Project Enters New Phase

November 1, 2017

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.