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A Living Scalpel to Fight Brain Cancer

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 ...
Pentecostalism and Prestige in the Dominican Republic

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.
Proving Innocence: Lessons from The Wilmington Ten

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 ...
A Caregiving Community at Carolina

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.
Sequencing the Sea

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.
One Giant Leap in the Dark

One Giant Leap in the Dark

We can’t know how a transformative experience — like walking on the moon — will change us until we make that first small step. UNC philosopher L.A. Paul explains.
This Is Your World on Drugs

This Is Your World on Drugs

Hendrée Jones, director of UNC Horizons, works tirelessly every day to help mothers and children struggling with substance use disorders. In the past five years, her work has expanded beyond Chapel ...
Colors of Colonial Congo

Colors of Colonial Congo

Belgium’s control of the Congo in the early 20th century had a profound impact on native artists. Carlee Forbes, a UNC art history researcher, is looking for clues to ...
Scraping for Secrets on Online Drug Forums

Scraping for Secrets on Online Drug Forums

Online forums provide an outlet for drug users — and a source of information for UNC researchers like John D. Martin, III, who believes that ...
Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Extraterrestrials

Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Extraterrestrials

At what age do children recognize complex emotions? UNC College of Arts & Sciences researchers Kristen Lindquist and Misha Becker explore this ...
Carving Creativity

Carving Creativity

UNC anthropologist Silvia Tomášková studies South African rock engravings to unearth the creative process of some of the country’s earliest inhabitants.
Detective Work Deep in the Earth

Detective Work Deep in the Earth

UNC College of Arts & Sciences seismologist Berk Biryol takes a crack at understanding how the earth is moving under the Southeastern United States