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Photo of a baby with an eye infection.

The Shedding Effect

UNC microbiologists pinpoint a gene that makes RSV one of the deadliest infections a baby can get. ...
Split screen photo: left side shows multiple Felony Punishment Chart papers fanned out. Right right shows someone tapping a touch screen that says "Select the offense category to begin. Felony, Misdemeanor, or Drug Trafficking" and the user is selecting "Felony"

A Fair Sentence

Jamie Markham created a mobile app to help N.C. prosecutors, lawyers, and judges determine the correct sentences for criminal offenders. ...
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Running the Numbers

What would the United States look like if every American were a runner? Mizuno asked the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to find out. ...
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Lobbying America

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

The EndoBarrier could help many people control their type 2 diabetes without drugs or surgery. ...
Portrait of Andy Olshan

The Birth Defects Detective

Andy Olshan is trying to solve some of the saddest mysteries of medicine. ...
Picture of Paola Gehrig and William Zamboni together in the lab

Chasing Pac-Man

Two UNC researchers design a biological test to individualize chemotherapy. ...
Illustration of prescription pills spilled out of a pill bottle. First pill has an airbubble above it saying "Spasms?", the next says "Tremors?", and the last says "Facial Tics?"

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?

A flammable component in many of our electronics could soon be a thing of the past. ...
Image of a child getting ear tube replacement surgery.

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

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

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. ...