Min Zheng is a research associate in the Department of Ophthalmology within the UNC School of Medicine. Her research focuses on using nanotechnologies in gene and drug delivery for treating ocular disorders.
Small communities rally round their newspapers in ways that bigger ones do not, with rates of loyalty twice that of readers of national or regional papers, keeping these local papers from shuttering their doors.
UNC’s Southern Historical Collection is making archive creation more accessible by offering resources to launch community partners on memory projects. Called Archivist in a Backpack, it supplies compact kits with basic tools for oral history and material archives.
Through a National Science Foundation grant, the RENCI-based South Big Data Hub is helping develop the Open Storage Network, which will enable researchers to manage data more efficiently than ever before.
Researchers found that with certain types of lung cancer, tumors use certain immune cells to clot and help it spread, causing patients to die faster. The discovery could lead to new treatments for other cancers.
Chemist Sergei Sheiko and his lab team have figured how to make silicone gels that perform, mechanically, more like skin and muscle, contributing to biomedical solutions and–possibly–making robots more lifelike.
Scientists in the joint biomedical engineering program at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have invented technology that can decode neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.
Nina Barnett, a rising senior at UNC, created a safety app called “Grooop” where you can create groups of friends to keep track of each other’s safety status. Grooop has active users in 15 schools around the country.