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Inviting controlled chaos into drug synthesis

August 12, 2022

Chemist Pedro de Jesús Cruz’s recent study aims to solve an issue that frequently arises in the manufacturing of chemicals on a commercial scale: how to create and isolate a desired product without resulting in an abundance of difficult-to-dispose-of byproducts.

Creating a better plastic

February 7, 2022

Carolina chemists may have a solution to the country’s plastic problem by “upcycling” plastic trash to tougher, stronger material.

Improving the lab-to-market pipeline at UNC

July 22, 2021

Regional participation in the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) helps bring jobs to the area and strengthens the research-to-market pipeline.

Plant immune proteins trigger cell death

June 17, 2021

Plant cells self-destruct to survive. After detecting a pathogen, they set off a chain reaction that ultimately destroys them, preventing disease from spreading. Now, scientists, led by UNC biologist Jeff Dangl, have discovered the mechanism behind this self-destruction.

Celebrate UNC Science Week April 11-17

April 12, 2021

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting UNC Science Week — an entire week of virtual events to celebrate the amazing and important STEM research at Carolina  — from April 11-17 as part of the annual North Carolina Science Festival.