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In 2009, UNC professor Maureen Berner, East Carolina University political scientist Sharon Paynter, and photojournalist Donn Young documented the work of nonprofits and volunteers who help feed the working poor. The Raleigh food bank established temporary food-assistance agencies that never closed due to increasing demand for food. A more practical approach might be to provide refrigerators and other resources to food banks and pantries.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p6-15, il, por Periodical Website
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The Khmer Rouge was a radical communist group who wiped out nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population in the late 1970s. UNC researcher, Jeffrey Sonis, is studying the remaining Khmer Rouge leaders and Cambodians testifying about the executions, forced labor, torture and rapes. His research focuses on their mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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North Carolina could become the first state to generate wind power from in-water turbines. UNC researchers and Duke Energy have teamed up to install three pilot wind turbines. They are studying the effects of wind farms on fishing industries, public perceptions, and legal implications.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p30-34, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC researchers have been researching HIV prevention and treatment, sexually transmitted disease management, and malaria vaccine development in Lilongwe, Malawi. They are using spatial-epidemiology data in vaccine trials to study communities vulnerable to mosquitos with malaria and to determine their response to treatments.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p16-19, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC chemists aim to decode the genome of HIV, a RNA-based virus, to model its genetic structure. They hope to decode different stages of the HIV structure and then make a movie of how it looks over its replication cycle. This could provide insight to new ideas for therapies and targeted responses to HIV and AIDS.
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Jeff Whetstone has photographed the caves of Tennessee and Alabama, and grasshopper infestations in Utah, Wyoming, and Nebraska. His new collection is called the New Wilderness, and features photographs of hunters, farmers, deer stands, and fishing tournaments in North Carolina.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p26-29, il, por Periodical Website
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Immunologist Jon Serody studies immune cells that cause graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). When GVHD occurs, a patient’s immune system rejects bone marrow transplants, and transplanted cells invade the organs and bore holes in tissue. Serody recently found that symptoms of GVHD depend on which tissues are attacked, and the most commonly targeted organs include the skin, gastrointestinal tract, liver, and lungs.
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Recent research on the Cambrian explosion, which occurred over 500 million years ago, is changing our understanding of evolution and the history of animal life. Geochemist Justine Ries sampled ancient rocks in Namibia and found evidence of sulfur isotopes. His findings provide insight to the environmental conditions of the Cambrian explosion.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p38-40, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC marine scientists Jan and Brigitte Kohlmeyer pioneered the field of marine mycology, and their herbarium is the definitive reference collection of marine and estuarine fungi. One of their most exciting discoveries occurred in Morehead City, where they found over one-hundred new species of fungi growing in the salt marshes.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 2, Winter 2010, p35-37, il, por Periodical Website
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The Carolina Economic Recovery Corps is a group of UNC graduate students and recent graduate professionals who aim to help impoverished communities research and apply for federal stimulus funding. Many of the corps interns were recently hired for full-time positions working with the government councils they had worked with.
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