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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.
Karina Javalkar has spent the last three years as an undergraduate researcher in the UNC Health Care Transition Program. Under School of Medicine professor Maria Ferris, Javalkar studies the transition from pediatric to adult care for adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses, especially chronic kidney disease.
A senior biomedical engineering student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill helped a seven-year-old boy born without fully formed fingers on his left hand by designing and developing a prosthetic hand for him using a 3-D printer.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was highlighted in the New York Times for its study, "Getting Under the Hood: How and for Whom Does Increasing Course Structure Work?"

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a project site for the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) five-year initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at its member institutions.