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Lobbying America

Lobbying America

A time when business decided to fight back—and change the country’s political landscape
A new way to control diabetes

A new way to control diabetes

The EndoBarrier could help many people control their type 2 diabetes without drugs or surgery.
The Birth Defects Detective

The Birth Defects Detective

Andy Olshan is trying to solve some of the saddest mysteries of medicine.
Chasing Pac-Man

Chasing Pac-Man

Two UNC researchers design a biological test to individualize chemotherapy.
The Genetics of Drug Side Effects

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.
Why Do Some Laptops Catch on Fire?

Why Do Some Laptops Catch on Fire?

A flammable component in many of our electronics could soon be a thing of the past.
To tube or not to tube?

To tube or not to tube?

Every year, millions of children undergo surgery to have tubes placed in their ears. UNC researchers are reviewing years of studies to see whether this common surgery is always necessary.
Ever Greener

Ever Greener

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

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.
Radiation Revolution

Radiation Revolution

Designed to kill tumors, microbeams spare surrounding tissue.
Weighing the Evidence

Weighing the Evidence

What messages are children's movies sending about weight?

Winter 2012

BIG on the PIG: North Carolina’s hog farming industry is one of the largest in the nation. Is it also making people sick?