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Cures Through Collaboration

January 18, 2022

Scientists come closer to breakthroughs in drug treatments for a rare cancer when they work together, says David Drewry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Since seeing the impacts of such cancers in his community, Drewry has been collaborating … Continued

A Classroom on the Core Sound

January 18, 2022

More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on the ecology of several ponds created by Hurricane Dorian in the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Moving beyond … Continued

The Search for Safer Birth Control

January 18, 2022

Birth control users are seeking safer, more convenient options to prevent pregnancy, like an app that tracks monthly fertility. UNC OBGYN Rachel Peragallo Urrutia has evaluated the effectiveness of fertility awareness methods, a hormone-free birth control option.

Frenemies in the Workplace

January 18, 2022

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Shimul Melwani finds that ambivalent relationships with coworkers are positively related to both helpful and harmful behaviors.

Barriers to Diversifying Clinical Trials

January 14, 2022

UNC School of Medicine professor Saira Sheikh and research associate Tessa Englund conducted a study of underrepresented patient barriers to trials studying lupus. They found it is prudent to address barriers to enrollment like investigational drug education and participant time … Continued

Utilizing Teachers for Health Care

January 14, 2022

Christina Cruz, UNC Department of Psychiatry professor, led a year-long study in Darjeeling, India on how teachers in low and middle income countries are uniquely positioned to deliver mental health care to their students, and how utilizing teachers in this … Continued

Watching Proteins Dance

January 13, 2022

A video of cellular movement from the pharmacology labs at the UNC School of Medicine was named a top science video of 2021 by Cosmos Magazine. The video helped researchers understand how proteins bend, twist and shape-shift as they go … Continued

The Benefits of Accessible Produce

January 13, 2022

A lack of access to healthy food is associated with a host of diseases including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancers. A new project from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be exploring the health … Continued

Lasting Protection from COVID-19

January 13, 2022

Vaccination offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, according to a new study from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

RUNC: Sikoya Ashburn

January 12, 2022

“Cerebellum, cognition, children — oh my!” UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience postdoctoral researcher Sikoya Ashburn uses neuroimaging to understand how the cerebellum affects higher cognitive functions and neurodevelopmental disorders, like ADHD, in children.