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An electron microscopy image (falsely colored) of a beta-amyloid-derived peptide exhibiting helical twists.

Drug delivery platform manipulating amyloid proteins key to Alzheimer’s treatment

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have developed a therapeutic approach that harnesses helical amyloid fibers designed to untwist and release drugs in response to body temperature, according to a study published in Nature Communications. The work is crucial to advancing knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease.


A sign outside the Galapagos Science Center with the center's name, "USFQ," and "UNC-Chapel Hill" written on it.

Center for Galapagos Studies seed grant funds new research on fisheries production

A seed grant from the Center for Galapagos Studies will fund Janet Nye’s research on the relationship between the ecosystem’s oceanography, the species living in the habitat and its upper trophic level production.


Headshots of (left) Wubin Bai and (right) Juan Song

Wearable drug patch shows promise for Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers in the department of applied physical sciences and the department of pharmacology are developing a wearable patch for subcutaneous drug delivery, which shows promise for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and neurological injuries.


Two female students work together at a table solving an engineering problem.

UNC to offer undergraduate degree in applied sciences in fall 2024

Beginning this fall, the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of applied physical sciences will offer a B.S. in applied sciences that connects engineering to the liberal arts.


Two students lean into a project at MakerFest to conduct an experiment.

Get to know MakerFest, UNC’s celebration of Tar Heel makers

Each semester, Be a Maker (BeAM) hosts a showcase of the innovations made possible by technologies and tools at Carolina’s makerspace network. Take a walk through last semester’s MakerFest in this photostory.


Carl Rodriguez stands in front of a chalkboard with writing on it.

Rodriguez awarded Warner prize from American Astronomical Society

Carl Rodriguez, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded the 2024 Helen B. Warner Prize from the American Astronomical Society.


Al Duncan sits on a black stool in the middle of the Forest Amphitheater.

Unpacking the nuances of ancient Greek and Roman theater

Al Duncan is an assistant professor in the department of classics within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. He studies the production, reception and audience experience of ancient Greek and Roman theater and how these performances remain relevant today.