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The Search for a Syphilis Vaccine

July 13, 2022

There are 7 million new cases of syphilis every year, a disease that largely affects minority populations and youth. Dr. Arlene Seña is researching which strains of the syphilis bacteria are most prevalent in order to create a vaccine against the … Continued

RUNC: Colleen McCann

July 13, 2022

Colleen McCann is a rising senior majoring in biomedical and health sciences engineering and minoring in chemistry within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She studies how protein malfunction leads to diseases, such as heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.

Diversity is Critical and Lacking in Epigenetic Research

July 12, 2022

A new study highlights that about 87% of DNA samples used in epigenetic research are from people of European descent, so any resulting treatments will primarily benefit white people. Accessing samples from diverse populations could be critical in addressing issues like … Continued

Undergraduate Research and a Path to Puma

July 12, 2022

Jordan Feldman’s experience as a research assistant in the Applied Biomechanics Lab at UNC has guided her to an internship with the Footwear Innovation team at Puma. “It’s not just science that’s cool to me anymore, which is really awesome,” … Continued

UNC Professor Advises Health Policy in Middle-Income Countries

July 11, 2022

“There’s a long history of cooperation between the U.S. and China in medicine and health, especially here at UNC,” Sean Sylvia, a health economist, said. Sylvia is helping to improve the health care service delivery in China, Ghana, and India.