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Your Brain on Electricity

Your Brain on Electricity

Something much subtler than ECT could be the new way to treat mental illness.
The Two-Photon Future

The Two-Photon Future

UNC neuroscientist Spencer Smith creates a new kind of microscope to study the brain like never before.
The Root of the Problem

The Root of the Problem

What is food insecurity? And why is it an issue in an agricultural state like North Carolina?
Grow your own way

Grow your own way

UNC researchers are helping Warren County officials find ways to boost local business without sacrificing their rural quality of life.
The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise

Henrik Dohlman discovered why seemingly identical cells might react differently to the drugs we use to battle diseases.
Fat of the Bone

Fat of the Bone

Maya Styner shows how a high-fat diet, exercise, and diabetes medications can change the insides of our bones.
The Business of Bugs

The Business of Bugs

Microbes bring agricultural biotechnology to the Triangle.
It’s the Mucins that Matter

It’s the Mucins that Matter

UNC Marsico Lung Institute researchers overturn a controversial study and show how too many mucin proteins in mucus can worsen cystic fibrosis.

Stop the pain before it starts

UNC researchers have discovered a new target for chronic pain treatment.
The birds and the bees—in text messages

The birds and the bees—in text messages

A journalism PhD student helps market a new kind of sex ed.
Better than Bulkheads

Better than Bulkheads

Where N.C. rivers meet the sea, oysters can protect the land, fish, and human habitat.
Will Big Science Cure AIDS?

Will Big Science Cure AIDS?

The story of UNC’s decades-long fight against HIV and its implications for the battle against other deadly diseases.