Technical Treatments for Binge Eating

March 4, 2019

UNC researchers are using Apple Watches to help people with eating disorders predict binge episodes. By looking at biological markers and personal habits, they hope to develop better treatments for people with these illnesses.

China’s Aging Population

March 1, 2019

By 2030, one-quarter of China’s population will be over the age of 60. UNC sociologist Yong Cai shares his perspective on China’s aging population – and what the nation’s leaders can do about it – with the New York Times.

Innovating Toward a Stronger Economy — and a Healthier Planet

March 1, 2019

Co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the sixth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit brought together entrepreneurs, students, government leaders, and researchers to discuss the global clean technology economy.

North Carolina’s Leaky Educational Pipeline

February 28, 2019

The fastest jobs in N.C. now require more education. A new report from Carolina Demography and the John M. Belk Endowment will help guide the path forward to improve education attainment to fill the need for a highly trained workforce.

Protecting Against Peanut Allergies

February 27, 2019

A preliminary study from UNC found that it’s possible to fight peanut allergies… with peanuts. Of the patients who ate small amounts of peanuts in the years after completing immunotherapy trials, none suffered reactions from accidental peanut exposure.

Woman in Science: Eileen Parsons

February 27, 2019

UNC School of Education professor Eileen Parsons investigates and critiques racial and cultural inequalities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to improve access to STEM opportunities.

School of Medicine Leader in NIH Funding

February 25, 2019

All six basic science departments in the UNC School of Medicine ranked in the top 10 for funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. The pharmacology and genetics departments were ranked number-one for funding among public universities.

Holding Prosecutors Accountable

February 25, 2019

A year ago this week, the UNC School of Law launched the Prosecutors and Politics Project, which aims to ensure accountability in elected prosecutors across the nation by studying their campaign contributions.

Real-World Research

February 22, 2019

In what started as a homework assignment, a UNC undergraduate statistics class found evidence of fraud during the contentious 2018 9th Congressional District election. Their models and calculations found that roughly 1,500 absentee ballots were unaccounted for.

Climate Woes Unsettling for Coral Reef Researchers

February 20, 2019

A study led by UNC marine ecologist John Bruno reveals that coral reefs protected from fishing & pollution are experiencing the same levels of decline as unprotected reefs, and that addressing climate change is the only solution.