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The Guatemala City garbage dump is the largest landfill in Central America. The scavengers who recycle the dump’s trash help reduce Guatemala’s waste, but breathe toxic fumes and sift through biohazardous materials to do it. The dump has become a research site for UNC students studying public health, elementary education, or environmental science.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p24-25, il, por Periodical Website
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Jock Lauterer, took his journalism students to Spring Hope, North Carolina to work for the town’s newspaper while the editor was on sick leave. Lauterer recently formed an emergency response team of community journalists for North Carolina to help report the news following natural disasters or other emergencies.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p22-23, il, por Periodical Website
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If a bacterium is resistant to antibiotics, it can donate that resistance to other bacteria by copying DNA strands that contain the resistance genes. UNC scientists have discovered that drugs called bisphosphonates, already approved to treat bone loss, can stop the transfer of antibiotic resistance genes. They can also selectively kill bacterial cells that harbor resistance.
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Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena and his colleagues discovered that the most common types of lab mice studied today represent only a fraction of the genetic diversity found in mouse populations. This could be problematic because many diseases require the ability to study complex and diverse DNA sequences.
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Oliver Smithies won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, and is UNC’s first Nobel Prize winner. Smithies developed the initial method for gene targeting that led to mice that model hundreds of human diseases.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p10-15, il, por Periodical Website
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Matt Redinbo and his colleagues used crystallography to create the first map of the exact structure of an ancient protein. They discovered information that helps to explain how proteins evolve and adapt to new functions.
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Archaeologists Brett Riggs and Stephen Davis recently discovered Nassaw, the central town of the Catawba tribe, and are looking deeper into the decline of American Indians. Medical student Anthony Fleg started the Native Health Intitiative, which sends student volunteers to Indian communities to learn about tribes and collaborate on health and education issues.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p33-37, il, por Periodical Website
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Sociologist Charles Kurzman studies Iranian revolutions and social movements. His recent study of Iranian attitudes toward gender equality shows that a majority of Iranians are feminists. This finding is a sign that Iranian society may be evolving away from an extreme revolutionary ideology.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p43-46, il, por Periodical Website
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Daniel Wallace teaches creative writing at UNC and is the author of four novels. He was previously a student at UNC but quit school to work for his father’s business. He returned to Chapel Hill to give writing a shot, and ended up writing the novel, Big Fish, which became a movie directed by Tim Burton.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p40-42, il, por Periodical Website
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Psychologist Barbara Fredrickson researches how positive emotions lead to a wide range of life outcomes such as health and satisfaction. Her studies on meditation showed that positive emotions helped people avoid relapse into depression and meet the challenges of life.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 2, Winter 2008, p26-29, por Periodical Website
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Clinical psychologists at UNC’s Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic use cognitive behavioral therapy to teach obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients how to control their anxiety and overcome their fears. Neuroscientists are studying OCD-like behavior in mice for biological explanations of the disorder.
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Marine ecologist John Bruno and his graduate student Elizabeth Selig studied the coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean for two years. They found that the world’s coral reefs are rapidly declining because of global warming and climate change.
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