James F. Cahoon is among 126 scholars being awarded the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. This is the second prestigious award given to early-career scientists that Cahoon has received in recent months. Last October, he was awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering,... Read More »
Sarah Cooley, a senior Morehead-Cain Scholar and geological sciences major and mathematics minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a recipient of the 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholarship.... Read More »
Pancreatic cancer cells are notorious for being protected by a fortress of tissue, making it difficult to deliver drugs to either shrink the tumor or stop its growth. Now researchers at UNC have developed a device that could change all that.... 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 »
The moment of birth marks the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong relationship between a baby and the billions of microbes that will soon colonize his or her gastrointestinal tract. In a study published today in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection... Read More »
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