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Carolina experts describe what defines a pandemic and some lessons learned about communication, trust and reaction when disease spreads.
A new study from the University of Southern California shows women in their 70s and 80s who were exposed to fine particle pollution had declines in memory and physical brain changes that were not seen in women who breathed cleaner air.
An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake up, and guide other biological processes
A USC study shows medication could someday help the brain heal itself after a stroke, or even prevent damage following a blow to the head.
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, are the first to use transcranial alternating current brain stimulation (tACS) to significantly reduce symptoms in people diagnosed with major depression.
In the Washington Post, Susan Svrluga covers the growing, bipartisan chorus of voices speaking out against poor board governance in the University of North Carolina system, including AAU President Mary Sue Coleman.
Virginie Papadopoulou specializes in using ultrasound technology to study the body in extreme environments, ranging from the physiology of scuba divers to the blood flow in cancerous tumors. Her weapon of choice? Tiny bubbles.
Eight Carolina students spent the fall semester conducting field research at the Highlands Biological Station, one of the most biodiverse areas in North Carolina.
Researchers conducted seven studies to find out how common backhanded flattery is, what circumstances might cause people to engage in it, and how it affects the flatterers, recipients of the comments and observers of the behavior.
The dramatic decrease in mortality from heart attack in recent decades is not evident in younger age groups, especially younger women, according to a new study.