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UNC scientists unveil a superbug’s secret to antibiotic resistance

January 30, 2013

Worldwide, many strains of the bacterium commonly known as staph infections are already resistant to all antibiotics except vancomycin.Now, UNC scientists have not only identified the mechanism by which vancomycin resistance spreads from one bacterium to the next, but also have suggested ways to potentially stop the transfer.

Love 2.0

January 29, 2013

What if everything you know about love is wrong? In a new book, UNC psychologist and positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson draws on science to give voice to the body’s definition of love.

Classroom is community for professor Pollock

January 22, 2013

Communication studies professor Della Pollock was collecting the stories of alumni of Chapel Hill’s former all-black high school for an oral history project when one man’s statement caught her off guard.

Fussy babies spend more time in front of the TV

January 8, 2013

Moms, especially those who are obese, are more likely to use TV to entertain and soothe infants who are more fussy and active, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Demographer Yang Yang finds link between health and social connectivity

December 20, 2012

Over the past three decades, researchers have shown that people with fewer connections to family, friends, and social groups have a greater risk of being in poor health than do people with many social connections. Sociologist Yang Yang is determined to find out why.

Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

December 19, 2012

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies, were named charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization that recognizes investigators who translate their research findings into inventions … Continued