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Solar Energy Researcher in a lab

Department of Energy funds milestone North Carolina-led initiative to advance solar energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $100 million in funding to new artificial photosynthesis research projects, including a $40 million award to the North Carolina-based Center for Hybrid Approaches in Solar Energy to Liquid Fuels (CHASE) to accelerate fundamental research of the production of fuels from sunlight.   


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Acute exercise has beneficial effects on the immune system during prostate cancer

New research found that in prostate cancer survivors, a moderate bout of exercise kept the cell count of certain type of immune cells at a normal level, suggesting the exercise is safe for prostate cancer survivors.


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Carolina Away to support incoming students in transition to college life

This fall, Carolina’s incoming first-year and transfer students will have the opportunity to participate in Carolina Away, a new remote learning program designed specifically for the coronavirus pandemic.


Derrick Carr’s research focuses on how galaxies known as blue nuggets form, generate stars and evolve into a later stage known as red nuggets. He is pictured sitting in front of a computer at his desk.

Derrick Carr investigates galaxies very different from our own

Carolina graduate student Derrick Carr’s research focuses on how galaxies known as blue nuggets form, generate stars and evolve into a later stage known as red nuggets.


T.J. Turner '20

T.J. Turner ’20 combines passion for science, culture and space

T.J. Turner made the most of his time at UNC, double majoring in chemistry and Asian studies with a concentration in Japanese.


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How to have a better day during the pandemic

Passively browsing social media is not good for you — and other useful findings on resilience and happiness from the ​Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab.


Ronit Freeman holds a 3D printed model of the coronavirus.

Molecular approaches to detect and mitigate COVID-19

UNC-Chapel Hill researcher Ronit Freeman wins support to capture and disable coronavirus spikes.