Button: Foundations series
Button: Research Uncovered series
Button: Time and Tenacity series
PET scan of a brain. Various regions of the brain are different colors to show activation.

Committed to Memory

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans — a number predicted to increase to 20 million by 2050, according to UNC researchers. ...
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The Music of Discovery

At the intersection of art and science, music professor Lee Weisert creates sound installations that allow audiences to experience the natural world in a unique way. ...
Illustration of puzzle piece with smaller puzzle pieces inside of it

Another Piece of the Puzzle

UNC clinical researchers begin the largest-ever genetic study of autism to elucidate the complex genetics of the condition. ...
Infographic: Some Research notes on the Sharks of North Carolina by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The blacknose and Atlantic sharpenose are some of the most common shark species observed by UNC Researchers. Blacknose shark averages 8.3 feet and the Atlantic sharpnose shark averages 2.4 feet. Sharks have been on Earth over 400 million year. 50 different shark species can be found in North Carolina waters. Large sharks in North Carolina are down by 50% since the 1970s. Commercial and recreational fishing have contributed to decreasing shark populations. In the past 45 years, UNC has surveyed approximately 7,000 sharks; the average shark studies is 3 feet long. The UNC institute of Marine Sciences has studies sharks in North Carolina waters since 1972, making it the longest running shark research program in the nation. To learn more about shark research in North Carolina, visit imc dot unc dot edu.

Uncharted Territory: Using Drones to Detect Sharks

Ever since he was a kid, Martín Benavides has viewed sharks a little differently than most people. ...
Illustration of a silhouette of a head with a brain in the shape of a money sign in it.

Money and the Mind

A meld of finance and neuroscience helps UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Camelia Kuhnen better understand the underpinnings of growing wealth inequality. ...
a panoramic image of banana plantation warehouse in Panema

360 Degrees of Storytelling

Using 360 video, journalism professor Steven King creates immersive, technology driven experiences for audiences everywhere ...
A moose hip bone sits on a a table next to a sketch pad and drawing tools

Scans, Sketches, and Skeletons

UNC School of Medicine rheumatologist Amanda Nelson utilizes her artistic abilities in cutting-edge imaging research to better understand osteoarthritis ...
Showing one someones legs and feet, they stoop down to pick up two 40 pound hand weights

Lift More, Eat More, Burn More

Research from exercise and sport science professor Abbie Smith-Ryan shows that lifting heavier weights and eating more protein is not just for men. ...
Infographic Illustration of a stack of boulders and rocks, looking as though they will fall over. Graphic states "Stopping the Stigma: The rate of suicide in the U.S. is nearly triple the rate of murder. 70% of people who die by suicide have either bipolar disorder and/or depression. 30% of people who die by suicide have either suffered from schizophrenia, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, personality disorder, and/or anorexia. Depression affects approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population each year. Despite the success rate for depression treatment, two out of three people affected do not seek out of receive treatment."

Stopping the Stigma

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty focus on suicide prevention — a difficult topic that needs more voice, education, and awareness. ...
Illustration infographic. Burger equals 22 water droplets. One water droplet equals 500 gallons of water. Note: An average American show uses about 18 gallons of water.

Platter Chatter

One UNC philosophy professor invites us to question what we put on our plates. ...
Infographic showing the flow of UNC's drinking water. Step 1: Water is pumped from University Lake and Cane Creek Reservoir. Step 2: It is then treated at the Orange Water and Sewer Authority on Jones Ferry Road. Step 3: After treatment, it heads to the UNC campus.

Reconstituting Rain, Revitalizing Rivers

Water experts within the UNC Sustainability Office and Institute for the Environment strive to make local and statewide water systems healthier, safer, and more resilient. ...
A yellow-and-white striped Monarch butterfly caterpillar munches on the leaves of a milkweed plant

In the Weeds

To help restore the monarch butterfly population, the North Carolina Botanical Garden has joined a nationwide effort to grow milkweed. ...