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Shanny Luft, a doctoral student of religious studies, focuses his research on evangelical attitudes toward Hollywood and the mainstream film industry. According to Luft, evangelicals are part of a liberal religious movement that has found ways to market their beliefs through clothing, tattoos, and various forms of media.
The first real descriptions of shamans in Russian Siberia were written by seventeenth century mapmakers, who described how shamans transformed into women. According to anthropologist Silvia Tomaskova, this information implies that both men and women could have been shaman leaders.
Chrysography is a technique employed by early Christian scribes who used gold ink to copy the Gospels of the Bible. Chrysography became a crucial element in Crusader icon paintings, but little is known about why it was used. Jaroslav Folda, a professor of art history, believes it provides insight into differing developments in medieval and Renaissance art.
UNC researchers are trying to develop and manufacture synthetic blood, bone material, and lymph nodes. Synthetic substitutes could be alternatives to blood shortages, dental implants and bone prosthetics, and be used to create a stronger immune response system.
Strains of tuberculosis have mutated and become resistant to multiple drugs due to decades of inconsistent drug supplies, drug shortages, and poor drug quality. According to UNC researchers, we are potentially getting close to a bacteria that we have no tools or weapons against. In response, they are studying causes of the disease and exploring new treatment options for patients in Africa.