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How Cancer Research Helped Develop COVID-19 Treatment

January 22, 2021

Researchers at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gillings School of Public Health, and Eschelman School of Pharmacy have been studying immunology drugs to fight viruses and viral cancer for years. Now, their work is helping COVID-19 research.

What influences states’ adoption of pre-K programs?

January 21, 2021

A UNC School of Education study sought to understand why five states still don’t have public pre-K programs, meaning that each year a quarter million 4-year-olds do not have access to those academic benefits.

Solving a Campus Mushroom Mystery

January 21, 2021

How was the Chip Cherry mushroom introduced into North Carolina — and how long has It been present in the beds around Coker Hall? Carolina mycologists went digging for answers.

READDI, not Reactive

January 21, 2021

For decades, scientists warned of the potential for a global coronavirus outbreak. But when SARS-CoV-2 emerged, no therapeutics, drugs, or vaccines were readily available. The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI) — founded by researchers at UNC and the Structural Genomics Consortium — is not only finding solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also drugs and therapeutics for future viral outbreaks.

Philosophy as Public Service

January 20, 2021

The UNC Department of Philosophy is taking philosophical thought to a new level through a series of outreach programs that bring Carolina philosophers to prisons, retirement communities, and local high schools.

RUNC: Ashleigh Henry

January 20, 2021

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health junior Ashleigh Henry studies how body mass index can lead to adverse birth outcomes, such as preterm birth and preeclampsia, and the correlation between consuming water infused with heavy metals and cancer rates.

COVID-19 Amplifies Issues in Meat Processing Industry

January 19, 2021

Historically, essential workers in the meat and poultry processing industry have faced difficulties and exploitation, and the COVID-19 pandemic is only intensifying these issues, reports UNC College of Arts & Sciences anthropology professor Angela Stuesse.

Social Media’s Role in Attack On the Capitol

January 19, 2021

Three researchers from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media weigh in on the role of social media in the attack on the Capitol and the calls to disrupt the Electoral College vote count.

Helping Students and Startups

January 11, 2021

From startups to students UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Mahka Moeen helps all kinds of people harness their potential. Moeen specializes in firm strategy around emerging technologies — in particular, the point when a new technology is transformed into a … Continued