Campus Updates

Heart attack survivors paint a complex picture of adhering to medicine

Heart attack survivors of different races and genders are about equally likely to be on medications that reduce the risk of another heart attack and other potentially life-threatening cardiovascular problems. But, according to a new study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, that’s not the case a year later. The odds that…

UNC research creates “guided missile” strategy to kill hidden HIV

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have deployed a potential new weapon against HIV – a combination therapy that targets HIV-infected cells that standard therapies cannot kill. Using mouse models that have immune systems composed of human cells, researchers led by J. Victor Garcia, found that an antibody combined with a bacterial toxin can…

#ScienceFail to feature Chancellor Folt, Nobel Laureate Smithies

The road to scientific discovery is filled with untold stories of dead ends, road blocks and failures. Every scientific paper has a personal story behind it. What were the struggles and sacrifices that led to the significant findings? How did failure lead to success? How did success lead to failure? University of North Carolina at…

University to offer credit monitoring for people affected by data breach

The University is offering people affected by a recent data breach a one-year subscription to a credit monitoring service that checks activity at all three credit bureaus, at the University’s expense. People who were affected by the breach are being notified directly by the University by mail in early January 2014 about how they can…

UNC research tabbed as a top autism breakthrough of 2013

Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, selected UNC School of Medicine research on the underlying causes of autism as one of the top 10 advances in autism research of 2013. In August, the labs of Mark Zylka and Ben Philpot, both published findings in the journal Nature, showing how dozens of autism-related…

Watch Chancellor Folt’s end-of-semester message to campus community

In a video message to the campus community, Chancellor Carol Folt on Thursday thanked the students, faculty and staff for making her first months as chancellor “so wonderful.” “I’ve met so many creative and dedicated Tar Heels here on campus and in my visits across North Carolina and other parts of the country. Your reception…