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Gratitude and shared laughter are like probiotics for your relationship

UNC psychologist Sara Algoe and her team are taking a deep dive into what makes couples love, bond and stay happy — together.

John Migliore stands in an airplane hangar in front of a "United States Air Force" craft.

Testing the limits of an ancient artform to increase aircraft range

Through an internship with the U.S. Department of Defense, John Migliore, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the departments of applied physical sciences and chemistry, tested the effect of high-performance polymers on ceramic materials for their use in aircraft engines.

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Can microbubble ‘jackhammers’ create a breakthrough for personalized medicine?

UNC-affiliated startup Triangle Biotechnology’s nanoparticle technology amplifies the power of sound to give scientists rapid, higher-quality sample analysis capabilities—and clinicians hope for pinpointing the right treatments for patients faster and earlier. 

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Renewed Investment in Old Fort

Funding from the state legislature has boosted an economic development project in western North Carolina centered on outdoor recreation. UNC faculty and students have been providing expertise to the collaborative partnership.

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EnviroLab gets NASA grant for heat mapping

With the support of a new $1.5 million grant from NASA, the Data-Driven EnviroLab will evaluate disparities in heat stress from environmental and climate injustices across the U.S. 

A group shot of people smiling at the camera -- they participated in the FIFA Project.

EXSS faculty lead research on women athletes

Two of the three U.S. experts picked for 2023 FIFA Female Health Project in Australia came from Carolina. They are faculty members in the department of exercise and sport science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Headshot of Olivia Key sitting at a table, her computer, a microscope and several rock samples in front of her and a blue rock in her hand.

Studying the resilience of carbon-accumulating seagrass

Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, Olivia Key ’25 conducted research on the resilience of seagrass beds, which have a potentially valuable role in reducing net carbon emissions in relation to climate change.