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UNC encourages physicians to consider conducting trials at their clinics. Clinical trials are necessary to advance research and treatment, but recruiting patients is difficult if they think a drug is being tested on them. For liver-cancer patient Don Yarborough, participating in a trial was crucial. If the treatment does not help him, he said, maybe the research would help someone else.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p4-10, il, por Periodical Website
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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.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p18-23, il, por Periodical Website
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Urban planner Thomas Campanella has documented the urban transformation in China since the early 1990s. Rapid modernization results from the desire for a better quality of life, but has consequences of air pollution, health problems, and exploitation of rural migrants. According to Robin Visser, who studies Chinese culture, there is a growing movement toward sustainable development.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p34-38, il, por Periodical Website
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Harmful algae blooms often occur in China’s third largest lake, Taihu. According to marine biologist Hans Paerl, nutrient-rich sewage from wastewater plants and pollution from factories are the main culprits. Paerl is working with Chinese scientists to recommend pollution controls that could help restore water quality in the lake.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p38-39, il, por Periodical Website
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Political scientist Mark Crescenzi studies conflict by examining events over time and identifying patterns that lead to confrontation. He developed the Interstate Interaction Model to predict future conflict and to better understand how to improve relations between countries.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p32-33, il Periodical Website
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Stephen Anderson is an assistant professor of jazz studies and composition. With the help of percussionist Joel Fountain, Anderson began writing his own songs and recording music. His musical style is described as progressive, modern jazz that draws on classical techniques.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p24-25, por Periodical Website
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Anthropologist Norris Brock Johnson has studied many of Japan’s Zen Buddhist temple gardens, Tenru-ji being the first. Brock learned that gardens serve as spiritual and pedagogical purposes, and have hidden symbolic meanings.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p26-31, il, por Periodical Website
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For kids with visual impairment or other disabilities, video games can seem out of reach. But now UNC computer scientists and their students are giving more kids a chance to play by designing Nintendo Wii games that incorporate a physical dimension.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p12-14, il, por Periodical Website
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Thousands of postmenopausal women stopped taking hormone replacement drugs after a federally sponsored study found they were unsafe. However, epidemiologist Gerardo Heiss and his colleagues found that effects of the drugs were still present in women years later, and there is a lingering risk of breast cancer.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p40-41, por Periodical Website
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Experimental philosophers known as x-philes are part of a new movement seeking to answer philosophical questions by asking actual people. Joshua Knobe, a pioneer in the field, uses experimental methods that are not traditionally used by philosophers. This approach makes it possible to learn more about human morality and intentions.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 1, Fall 2008, p42-43, il, por Periodical Website
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