Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liquidia Technologies, a biotech company based on the discoveries of UNC-Chapel Hill scientist Joseph DeSimone, has announced the initiation of a multi-year, collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), potentially worth several hundred million dollars. The efforts of the two companies as a result of this agreement could lead to the development of multiple life-saving healthcare products. GSK has acquired exclusive rights to … Continued
A new rapid DNA-based test for water quality developed and patented by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill marine scientist is being used by the city of Racine, Wis., to test Great Lakes water samples this beach season. The test created by Rachel Noble, professor at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, dramatically reduces the … Continued
Geology graduate student Roger Putnam is busy doing research this summer, but he won’t be sitting in front of a computer all day. He’s currently scaling El Capitan, a 3,000-foot granite cliff in Yosemite Valley that is a favorite challenge of rock climbers. He’s mapping the cliffs as part of his master’s work.
A magnetic map and smart swimming help endangered loggerhead turtles survive during migration. The most comprehensive perspective to date on how young loggerheads navigate the transoceanic migration was recently published by a research team led by marine biologist Kenneth J. Lohmann.
Scott Madry, research associate professor of archaeology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award from the “making a difference through volunteer service.” The award is given annually to individuals, families, and groups who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. Madry was honored for his volunteer work with the Urban and Regional … Continued
Sixteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall, and year-long 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. The Summer/Fall Phillips Ambassadors will study in greater China, including Hong Kong; India, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore.
Frederick Mueller, a professor emeritus of exercise and sport science, will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Mueller is director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, based in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. He will receive the Award of Merit at the organization’s annual meeting … Continued