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. ...
Scan of a mouse brain showing beams of radiation through it

Radiation Revolution

Designed to kill tumors, microbeams spare surrounding tissue. ...
Little girl sits in chair with a box of popcorn, smiling

Weighing the Evidence

What messages are children's movies sending about weight? ...

Battling AIDS in Africa

An estimated thirty million people in Africa carry HIV. In the battle against the virus, Carolina researchers have launched two new efforts — the first treatment study funded by the National ...