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Taxing Sugar Consumption

September 2, 2021

UNC Gillings School of Public Health professors Lindsey Smith Taillie and Shu Wen Ng with alum Michael Essman found a tax on drinks with more than four grams sugar per 100 milliliters reduced the purchase of sugary drinks in South … Continued

Pregnancy and COVID-19

September 1, 2021

UNC gynecologist Lisa Rahangdale believes it is safe for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding to get the COVID-19 vaccine – in part because three different CDC surveillance systems tracking vaccinated pregnant people have not flagged any negative outcomes.

Focused on Health Journalism

September 1, 2021

UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media professor Seth Noar launched the Communicating for Health Impact Lab to research adolescent tobacco and vaping prevention with $5 million from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

RUNC: Nihar Vaidya

September 1, 2021

Nihar Vaidya is a junior double-majoring in computer science and statistics and analytics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. He uses computational neural networks to analyze brain patterns found in MRI data sets to predict when patients may … Continued

Citizen Science and Biodiversity in the Galápagos

August 31, 2021

This Washington Post article features The Barcode Galapagos Project, a research effort carried out by a team of local citizen scientists and researchers from institutions including UNC Chapel Hill and the Galapagos Science Center to collect data that will help … Continued

Stopping Sperm in its Tracks

August 26, 2021

Researchers from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy have generated antibodies that can specifically target sperm, essentially stopping it in its tracks and potentially providing a new non-hormonal method of contraception.

Fires and Floods Sweep the Globe

August 26, 2021

In this Q&A, Carolina Population Center Director Elizabeth Frankenburg discusses how extreme weather events like the ones we’ve seen this summer affect the well-being of people and places and what the recovery process might look like.

Predicting Storm Surge for Tropical Storm Henri

August 25, 2021

Researchers from the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence, RENCI, and the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences shared their storm-surge modeling expertise with the University of Rhode Island to help them improve their coastal hazards prediction system for Tropical Storm Henri … Continued

Southern Futures at Carolina Performing Arts

August 24, 2021

The Southern Future Initiative will produce works, collaborations, and research on social justice and racial equity in the American South with internationally celebrated musician Rhiannon Giddens.  

The Med-South Diet

August 24, 2021

The Mediterranean diet has been linked to health benefits including longevity and improved heart health. UNC researchers have developed the Med-South diet as part of a lifestyle program undergoing clinical trials to determine if it’s effective for long-term weight loss … Continued