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September 2016
    Endeavors UNC Research

Science for Safer Food
  From oysters harvested off the coast of North Carolina, to spinach grown in the Salinas Valley of California, UNC researcher Rachel Noble has spent 10 years developing technology to keep our food safe from bacteria like E. coli.  


World of Wonder
The North Carolina Botanical Garden's Katie Stoudemire brings the outdoors inside, making nature safe for children with compromised immune systems.

Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Experts at the UNC School of Government have developed tools to help determine the long-term consequences of a criminal record.

If You Build It, They Will Come
As schools move further away from cities, the cost of busing continues to skyrocket — but one UNC city and regional planner hopes to change that.

Women in Science Wednesday

Senior Pranavi Sanka is an undergraduate researcher in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in biology and computer science, with a minor in chemistry. Her research focuses on developing new therapies for breast cancer. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school with the goal to become a primary care physician.

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#ResearchUNCovered on Instagram
  A group of undergraduates had a unique start to the semester at the UNC Institute for the Environment field site in Morehead City. Hosted by the Institute of Marine Sciences, the students will spend the semester doing research in the marsh and ocean. Here, one student researcher takes notes while on a dive.

#ResearchUNCovered gives a behind-the-scenes look at student and faculty investigations. To see more research photos, follow us on Instagram.



The New Oil: In the last decade, the world has been hit by a tsunami of data — and the Renaissance Computing Institute is determined to help businesses harness its power. (Endeavors)


Ending the Opioid Epidemic:
A new pain medication appears to be less dangerous than the prescription drugs that are killing thousands — and it's not addictive. (Mother Jones)


  "When you look at the South and say what makes it different, story-telling is a part of that and a key for why you have this powerful literary tradition coming out of the South." —UNC history professor William Ferris talks about his new book, "The South in Color," a collection of 100 of his photographs of the South (The Daily Beast)  


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