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David Mora-Marin is an assistant professor of linguistics and one of the few specialists in ancient Mayan languages from around 400 BC to 200 AD. A recent article was published about the writing system used by the Olmecs, the first civilization in Mesoamerica. Mora-Marin analyzed the Olmec writing tablet and found patterns that contradict the researchers’ findings.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p18-21, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC researchers are using visualization techniques to simulate processes occurring in protein molecules, electrical currents, and nature. Recent developments include visualizations that will help North Carolina prepare for weather-related disasters, and scanning techniques that create 3-D models of human organs.
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For decades, scientists have been studying a protein associated with inflammatory pain, but made little progress until Mark Zylka discovered an enzyme called prostatic acid phosphatase. Zylka is now developing the enzyme to be used as an noninvasive medical treatment.
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Mayron Tsong is an assistant professor of piano in the Department of Music. This year she released her first solo album and played at Carnegie Hall. Her album features the works of Russian composers Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Scriabin.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p16-17, por Periodical Website
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Carolina biologist Darrel Stafford has developed a way to check blood clot patients for certain types of mutations that make people more or less sensitive to the drug warfarin. His new method could help researchers make better blood thinners with fewer side effects.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p32-33, por Periodical Website
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Archaeologist Brian Billman led about two dozen UNC and Duke students to a small village in the Moche Valley of northern Peru to build a new water system for the community. The villagers were hired to help manage the project and complete construction.
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Geneticist James Evans teaches court judges the practical genetics of how to analyze DNA. Evans hopes to start a voluntary certification program to help judges weigh DNA evidence and make rulings based on science.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p28-31, il, por Periodical Website
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Terry Sullivan leads an all-volunteer team to find out what outgoing presidencies have learned, and thereby help ease the transition for incoming White House administrations. The project team interviews former staff and presents their memos to the president’s transition team.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p38-41, por Periodical Website
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Anna Spagnoli’s research in pediatric endocrinology might lead to a new treatment for nonhealing broken bones known as fracture nonunions. She anticipates that stem cell treatments can help to regenerate bone tissue in children.
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Charles Mitchell, a disease ecologist, thinks a virus is killing the California grasslands. Mitchell is studying the barley yellow dwarf virus and hopes that it will help model how diseases interact with their environments to become wide-spread epidemics.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 25 Issue 2, Winter 2009, p34-37, il, por Periodical Website
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