Gates Foundation awards seed funding for germ of an idea

Researchers at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy have received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for an idea that could see a tiny seed, a bit of saliva and a few tweaks to a hormone create a simple test for diagnosing diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and African sleeping sickness.

How do underwater oil plumes form?

It seems counterintuitive – oil and water don’t mix, so why is the oil spewing out of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico forming underwater plumes that aren’t rising to the surface? Experiments by fluid dynamics experts at Carolina help explain why and how.

USA Today honors graduates

Four May UNC graduates, all from the College of Arts and Sciences, are on USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Teams. The honor recognizes full-time undergraduates who not only excel academically but also extend their intellectual abilities beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Graduate students help revitalize economy in eastern N.C.

The University is helping revitalize the economies of small communities across North Carolina through its internship program, the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps. The program is sending six graduate students to work for 10 weeks to help six communities with economic development planning.

Journalism students crowned national champs in ‘Pulitzers of collegiate journalism’

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication finished first overall in the Intercollegiate Competition of the 50th anniversary of the Hearst Journalism Awards, often called the Pulitzers of college journalism.

Undergraduate research focus of Hughes institute grant

Among the most vexing challenges facing scientists is diversifying the research community. Now, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the University will encourage some Carolina Covenant Scholars to pursue biomedical research.

Children’s hospital ranked among nation’s best

N.C. Children's Hospital is one of the nation's best children's hospitals, according to U.S. News Media Group's edition of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." N.C. Children's Hospital was listed ninth among those caring for children with respiratory disorders.
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