Infographic for Out of Hospital Sudden Unexpected Death (also known as OHSUD). 4 of the 5 medical conditions that cause OHSUD in North Carolina are related to the heart. 32 OHSUD-related deaths occur each day in North Carolina. Nationwide, OHSUD accounts for 15% of all natural deaths.

Without Warning: Why Do People Drop Dead?

In North Carolina, roughly 32 people die unexpectedly every day, their loved ones devastated not only by loss but the inability to say goodbye. To help prevent these tragedies, UNC cardiologists...
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Celebrating Darwin Day

For over a decade, UNC scientists have committed to sustaining and protecting the unique species and ecosystems in the Galápagos Islands. In honor of Darwin Day — a celebration of the renowned...
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Seeking Solace through the Screen

Anonymous online chat therapy groups for people with bulimia nervosa prove just as effective as face-to-face meetings — a treatment form that could save both cost and lives. UNC researcher Stephanie...
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The Long Game

We use statistics to analyze almost every aspect of sports on the court, but UNC’s Jonathan Jensen employs statistical analysis to predict what will happen behind the scenes of sports business...
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A HHIVE for Health & Humanities

From the UNC School of Medicine to the College of Arts & Sciences, students and professors are abuzz at the HHIVE — Carolina’s new lab for health and humanities research...
Vincenc Morstadt was a German visual artist born in 1802. This drawing depicts Wenceslas Square, one of the main city squares and center of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, during 1830.

One Foot in Front of the Other

From summertime strolling to political marching, the act of walking has greatly influenced social practices for hundreds of years. UNC historian Chad Bryant discusses these topics in a new book...
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Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s First Nobel Laureate, Passes Away at 91

Oliver Smithies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday...
Shawn Hingtgen poses in his lab

A Living Scalpel to Fight Brain Cancer

A new technique uses stem cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs to aggressive brain tumors that are, otherwise, often inaccessible. This potentially life-saving treatment was developed by UNC...
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Pentecostalism and Prestige in the Dominican Republic

How did the fastest-growing religious movement in Latin America transform local culture in a Catholic country? UNC anthropologist Brendan Thornton explains...
Photo of The Wilmington Ten holding a press conference at Central Prison in Raleigh.

Proving Innocence: Lessons from The Wilmington Ten

In 1971, as civil rights battles raged across the South, 10 young men and women fought for fair treatment within Wilmington, North Carolina’s newly desegregated schools. UNC historian Kenneth Janken...
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A Caregiving Community at Carolina

A new program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation strives to create better work-life balance for UNC physician scientists who have extreme caregiving needs at home...
Weida Gong collects a water sample for sequencing from the Neuse River

Sequencing the Sea

Marine scientists at UNC are taking a new approach to figuring out why and how microalgae blooms occur in the Neuse River Estuary...