New Hope for a Rare Brain Disorder

February 20, 2019

Researchers from UNC’s Zylka Lab have developed a radical gene therapy that could treat Angelman Syndrome, a rare genetic brain disorder. The treatment involves fixing genetic faults in the brain with harmless viruses.

Woman in Science: Tsion Coulter

February 20, 2019

Tsion Coulter is a sophomore majoring in computer science and minoring in cognitive science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on machine learning and natural language processing to identify misleading web content.

Tackling Unhealthy Eating

February 18, 2019

Researchers from Gillings School of Global Public Health have co-authored a study that marks Chile’s new healthy food policies, which aim to stem its obesity epidemic, as effective.

A New Perspective on Obesity

February 18, 2019

Researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health have identified multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes fat tissue. This could have implications for treatments of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

The Power of Pay Transparency

February 15, 2019

Research conducted by Kenan-Flagler’s Elena Simintzi reveals that wage transparency policies in Danish companies led to an increase in female hires and promotions. This may have connotations for companies around the world.

“The Talk” Between One Man, His Son, and His Community

February 14, 2019

UNC PhD student Sonny Kelly stars in “The Talk,” a play he developed after giving his son a version of “the talk” — a conversation African-American parents often have with their children about how to act in encounters with the police.

Drone-Delivered Defibrillators

February 14, 2019

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health epidemiologist Wayne Rosamond will launch a study on Feb. 20 to test the feasibility of delivering medical equipment to people in need via drone.

UNC Major Contributor of Fulbright Scholars

February 13, 2019

Out of 212 U.S. research institutions, UNC ties as the 12th highest producer of Fulbright Scholars this year.  Sixteen Carolina students received this prestigious scholarship in 2018-2019.

A New Perspective on Earth’s Water Resources

February 13, 2019

UNC hydrologist Tamlin Pavelsky writes about the role satellites can play in monitoring the water cycle. His research may help predict droughts, track floods, and show how climate change alters access to water.

Woman in Science: Chloe Glaeser

February 13, 2019

Chloe Glaeser is an instructor of operations within the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Her data-driven research helps companies understand and improve business operations.