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Astronomers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill stationed in Chile tracked a Tesla Roadster launched into space as a publicity stunt and its spacesuit-wearing mannequin 'Starman' using the SOAR telescope.
Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) is a five-year initiative that provides many students with their first active research experience.
Senior Jeliyah Clark is an undergraduate researcher studying environmental health sciences within the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research focuses on the impacts of human exposure to environmental contaminants.
Researchers have developed a microneedle skin patch that delivers nanoparticles full of fat-shrinking drugs to potentially treat obesity and diabetes.
A new technique uses stem cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs to aggressive brain tumors that are, otherwise, often inaccessible. This potentially life-sing treatment was developed by UNC pharmacoengineer Shawn Hingtgen.
In outer space, body fluid doesn’t circulate the way it does on Earth. Instead, it may be rushing to the head and causing all sorts of issues, including impairing astronauts’ vision during and after their missions. A Carolina senior and recent graduate are now trying to figure out why.
The PET/MR scanner allows researchers to observe the functions and structure of the brain including its volume, thickness, and surface.
UNC-Chapel Hill scientists figure out how to remove americium from nuclear waste pools, opening the door for expanding the use of one of the cleanest and efficient energy sources on the planet.
For the first time, scientists pin down the structure of toxic clumps of a protein associated with a large number of ALS cases, opening new avenues in the pursuit of drugs to stem the disease.
From New Jersey to North Carolina to Ghana, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate researcher follows her passion to improve access to clean water.