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January 2017
Endeavors UNC Research
Research and creative activity at UNC-Chapel Hill

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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 pharmacoengineer Shawn Hingtgen.

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A HHIVE for Health & Humanities

Faculty and students from the medical campus and College swarm to UNC's new lab for health humanities research.

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A Life in the Lab

A look at the research successes of UNC's first Nobel Laureate, Oliver Smithies, who passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the age of 91.

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One Foot in Front of the Other

Pleasure, prestige, political protest. Ever wonder why we walk? UNC Historian Chad Bryant explains.

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Women in Science Wednesday
photo by Alyssa LaFaro

"Be fearless in your approach," advises UNC chemist Bo Li, who studies the small molecules produced by bacteria and the ways in which they may help defend the human body against infectious diseases.

Check out other researchers from our Women in Science Wednesday Series, or recommend a scientist to be featured.


photo by Mary Lide Parker

From a lab in Chapel Hill to a volcano in South America, Carolina researchers work all over the world. Two years ago, UNC geophysicists visited the Llaima Volcano (pictured here) to test cutting-edge technology that helps predict when and how it will erupt.

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



Gillings Around the Globe

Faculty, staff, and students at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have conducted research and service projects in more than 80 countries, as well as across all 100 North Carolina counties. (School of Public Health)

A River Runs Through It

Children with compromised immune systems at UNC Children's Hospital can now play in the river thanks to a portable, safe creek bed created by Katie Stoudemire, an educaitonal program manager with the North Carolina Botanical Garden. (The Herald Sun)

Chinese skeletons reveal new disease info (Forbes)

The science of sight (DailyMail)

The sugar hiding in your food (Fast Company)

A day in the life: university archivist (Daily Tar Heel)

The potential of Wilkesboro's federal building (Journal Patriot)


"We are investing in [young researchers'] potential with a strong committment to mentoring faculty, providing state-of-the-art facilities, and forming creative hubs where cross-disciplinary teams solve major problems together."

— Terry Magnuson, vice chancellor for research, on Carolina's thriving early and mid-level faculty who have recently received some of the nation's most prestigious awards.

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