Features | Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Genetics of Drug Side Effects

UNC School of Medicine’s William Valdar and James Crowley lead a quest to discover the genetic underpinnings of drug side effects.

by Mark Derewicz
Features | Monday, February 10, 2014

Why Do Some Laptops Catch on Fire?

A flammable component in many of our electronics could soon be a thing of the past.  

by Mary Lide Parker
Here’s to Your Health | Friday, February 7, 2014

To tube or not to tube?

Ear tube placement is the most common pediatric surgery in the United States. But is it necessary?     

by Mary Lide Parker
Features | Friday, February 7, 2014

Ever Greener

In the shade of the longleaf pine, some N.C. plants find relief from global warming.

by Susan Hardy
Features | Thursday, February 6, 2014

Your Brain on Salt

UNC’s Patrick Giguere uncovers a single sodium ion that regulates how pain medications work in the brain, a key discovery that carries the promise of a better class of drugs.

by Mark Derewicz
Features | Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Radiation Revolution

Designed to kill tumors, microbeams spare surrounding tissue.

by Susan Hardy
Features | Monday, January 6, 2014

Weighing the Evidence

What messages are children’s movies sending about weight?

by Tien Nguyen
Here’s to Your Health | Friday, December 6, 2013

Stress and Breasts

Is there a connection between stress and a mother’s ability to breastfeed her baby? 

by Mary Lide Parker
Features | Monday, December 2, 2013

The Power of Plastic

What might make solar technology more affordable? Trading silicon for plastic.

by Susan Hardy
Features | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Real Mindbender

Juan Song discovers how baby neurons stay alive, a key finding for understanding neurodegenerative disease.

by Mark Derewicz