Researchers in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences and at Stanford University find teens are influenced by “caricatures” of their peers’ sexual and drug-use behaviors.... Read More »
A team of scientists led by researcher Michael Willis has published a new paper showing for the first time that meltwater from the surface of an ice cap in northeastern Greenland can make its way beneath the ice and become trapped, refilling a subglacial lake. ... Read More »
When it comes to fighting disease, bacteria do it better. Not just antibiotics, but immunosuppressants, anti-fungal creams, some drugs for malaria, and many anti-cancer agents come from compounds made by bacteria.
“Bacteria don’t get malaria. They don’t get cancer,” says UNCbiologist Elizabeth Shank. “We don’t really know what bacteria are doing when they make these things.”... Read More »
Oysters may be one of North Carolina’s most important organisms. They filter the water, their shells provide habitats for other organisms, and they can help slow the process of erosion. But can they do all those things even when they’re regularly being harvested for food?... Read More »
Six scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Three of the new fellows are from the College of Arts and Sciences.... Read More »
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