Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Kevin Weeks, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received an award from the National Institutes of Health to support innovative research on creating new drugs that work by binding to RNA. Weeks, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, was tapped for a EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge … Continued
Two recent grants from the National Science Foundation will support soft matter research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Soft matter is a branch of materials science with numerous practical applications, from organic solar cells, construction and packaging materials to tissue implants, cancer therapy and new classes of drugs. The grants will foster collaboration among UNC departments … Continued
The quarterback kept running the same play during a high-school scrimmage. Three times in a row. His teammates looked around, wondering what was going on. Then the quarterback ran the same play a fourth time. Jason Mihalik, at the time a graduate student and athletic trainer, was on the sidelines. “Is he supposed to be doing that?” Mihalik asked the … Continued
The birth of a baby can elicit many emotions, from joy and excitement to fear and uncertainty. But it can also trigger unexpected difficulties with anxiety, in particular with postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Now University of Miami (UM) and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have developed an effective program for the prevention of postpartum obsessive compulsive symptoms. The findings are reported … Continued
Psychology Professor Regina Carelli and Chemistry Professor Marcey Waters have been named 2011-2013 WOWS (Working on Women in Science) Scholars for the College of Arts and Sciences.
UNC chemist Joseph DeSimone will partner with scientists at two universities and a local biotechnology company to develop a nanoparticle vaccine for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) awarded the UNC-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard-Johns Hopkins-Liquidia Technologies consortium a Challenge Award of $1 million, one of 10 such awards funded by the organization. DeSimone is Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of … Continued
Every year, plant diseases wipe out millions of tons of crops, lead to the waste of valuable water resources and cause farmers to spend tens of billions of dollars battling them. Now a new discovery from a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-led research team may help tip the war between plants and pathogens in favor of flora. The … Continued