Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Three UNC archaeology alums have unearthed the earliest European settlement in the interior United States near Morganton, N.C.
Four highly promising faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, an honor that recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Two of the faculty members are in the College of Arts and Sciences.
UNC received a $2 million award from a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the use of nanopore technology aimed at more accurate and efficient DNA sequencing.
University of Michigan Professor Robert Kennedy will discuss “The NanoLiter Lab: Using Droplets for Chemical Analysis, Screening and In Vivo Neurochemical Sensing,” Sept. 12 at UNC. Kennedy, the Hobart H. Willard Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, will deliver the Oscar K. Rice Lecture in Chemistry at noon in Wilson Library’s Pleasant Family Assembly Room. The event is free to the public. … Continued
A $5.8 million award from the National Science Foundation will be used by UNC and five partners for a large research project that will explore challenges in cyber security in the era of cloud computing.
Medical testimonials on the Internet and elsewhere present powerful personal stories and useful information, but they can also be dangerous to your health if distracting, irrelevant information leads to inappropriate treatment decisions, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Distracted by Details: Narrative Influence Following Conflicting Stories” was published in July in the journal Media Psychology. … Continued
Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal, responding in ways that can help or hinder physical health, according to new research led by Barbara L. Fredrickson.