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“Fourth Trimester” Transforms Care for New Moms

April 25, 2018

UNC OBGYN Alison Stuebe led a revised opinion on postpartum care from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology that establishes a “fourth trimester” of comprehensive care for new mothers.

Woman in Science: Samantha Kistler

April 25, 2018

Samantha Kistler is a doctoral candidate within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating the modifications that occur within Ras proteins, which may allow for protein-specific drug targeting.

90 Minutes or Less: E. Coli Testing

April 24, 2018

Because of nationwide E. coli outbreaks — like the most recent in tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona — UNC Institute of Marine Sciences researcher Rachel Noble has developed a rapid E. coli test that only takes an hour to 90 minutes to conduct.

UNC Researchers Testing Male Birth Control

April 20, 2018

UNC and Oregon State researchers have found that a new form of male contraceptive, a drug called EP055, was shown to be effective in preclinical trials conducted on monkeys.

Woman in Science: Jillian Dempsey

April 18, 2018

Jillian Dempsey is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding how to harness the sun’s energy to create clean fuel.

The Rush-Hour-Like Environment of a Living Cell

April 17, 2018

What makes certain molecules come together into the same droplet or “safe harbor,” and why is that important? That’s what UNC biologist Amy Gladfelter and chemist Kevin Weeks unpack in a recent paper published in Science.

Magnetic Fields Predict Sea Turtle Genes

April 13, 2018

Genetic similarities between groups of Loggerhead sea turtles can be predicted by magnetic fields present at nesting sites, according to a study published by UNC biologists.