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A Nutrient’s Impact On Brain Function

September 16, 2021

Inspired by her chemist father, UNC Nutrition Research Institute Professor Isis Trujillo is now researching how an essential nutrient choline impacts our development and behavior. She hopes her research will encourage choline supplements for pregnant mothers.

Making Impact With A Coffee Farm

September 8, 2021

Discourage invasive plants, cultivate a native species and help human neighbors. A project funded by UNC Center for Galapagos Studies is doing all three, practicing sustainable farming on the island.

Returning To The Galápagos

July 22, 2021

After an almost two-year break, animal health researchers from UNC and NC State returned to Carolina’s Galapagos Science Center to conduct various vital studies ranging from cross-matching blood samples in sea lions to measuring microplastics found in the green sea … Continued

The Cost of Metastatic Breast Cancer

July 15, 2021

A study from the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention estimates that annual costs associated with metastatic breast cancer among United States women will total $152.4 billion in 2030 — nearly two and a half times the estimate for 2015 costs — due to an increase in cases among younger women.

Nutritional Genomics

July 14, 2021

In this episode of The Bioinformatics CRO Podcast, Saroja Voruganti, of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses her work in the unique field of nutritional genomics. She seeks to identify genetic susceptibility to diseases, effect of genetic variation … Continued

Microbes and Marine Ecosystems

June 16, 2021

In this video, UNC Center for Galapagos Studies researcher Scott Gifford explains his work to better understand the molecular biodiversity found in microbial communities and the role bacteria play in shaping ocean chemistry and ecology.

Preschool During the Pandemic

June 15, 2021

This video series from the FPG Child Development Institute’s Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center shares the successes of practitioners and families across the country in supporting preschoolers during COVID-19 through technology.

On The Edge Of Discovery

June 9, 2021

Carolina alumna Stacy Zhang first got her feet wet in marine ecology as an undergrad. Now a postdoctoral researcher with the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, she is on the frontlines of helping navigate challenges facing North Carolina’s coast.

Why Do Sea Turtles Eat Ocean Plastics?

June 3, 2021

New research from a team of UNC Biology experts shows that plastics floating in the ocean build a coating of algae and microorganisms that smells edible to turtles. The findings raise questions about a number of long-term impacts plastics may … Continued