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Chemical engineer William Vizuete and his colleagues at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health designed and developed an innovative air quality testing system. Their new device can detect air pollutants with much higher accuracy than traditional systems. The device is patented and will be commercially available through their startup company, BioDeptronix.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Winter 2012, p12-13, por Periodical Website
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Steve Wing is an associate professor of epidemiology at UNC. Since 1995, Wing has been studying hog farming communities, waste management and its environmental effects. An important focus of his research is the proximity of hog waste lagoons to drinking water and residential areas. His research suggests that hog farming is linked to pollution and local health issues.
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UNC marine scientists identified and analyzed over 300 sharks seized from illegal shark fishing in the Galápagos. The fishermen were planning to sell the sharks because they have high market value in China for shark fin soup. Marine scientists acknowledge that fishermen need to eat and have jobs, but sharks are also an economic resource for tourism and diving operations.
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Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition often associated with autism, learning disabilities, and seizure disorders. UNC is one of the few hospitals in the United States enrolling patients in clinical trials for treatment. Preliminary results of the new treatment show reduced symptoms and improved cognitive ability.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Winter 2012, p14-19, por Periodical Website
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UNC medicinal chemist Jian Jin created a molecular probe which may help to develop more effective treatments for cocaine addiction, mental retardation, HIV, and various types of cancer. The probe is freely available to the scientific community so that others may improve or expand upon the research.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Winter 2012, p24-26, il, por Periodical Website
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Patricia Gensel is a UNC professor of biology and studies plant fossils. Scientists have traditionally believed that plants began to develop wood for structural support during the Devonian period. After studying the world’s oldest wood samples, Gensel is convinced that the plant adaptation is related more to water use and storage than to support.
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Ted Batemen, an associate professor in UNC and NC State’s Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, helped design an experiment with NASA. The experiment sent mice into space to study bone tissue growth. Batemen’s team found that the placebo mice lost bone mass as expected, and the drug-treated mice gained bone.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 2, Winter 2012, p27-29, il, por Periodical Website
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Medical researchers at UNC Chapel Hill are pursuing new methods to treat diseases more quickly and efficiently. To speed up the approval process of new drugs, UNC researchers advise scientists to collaborate, communicate the implications of their work, and be open to entrepreneurial thinking.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p6-11, il, por Periodical Website
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Reed Turchi moved to Chapel Hill to study hill country blues music and record their sounds. As a UNC student, Turchi founded the Devil Down Records label and has recorded numerous musicians, including local blues legend, Kenny Brown. Turchi also initiated the Sounds of the South Award, which allows a UNC undergraduate to submit music recordings to the UNC Southern Folk Life Collection.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p22-23, il, por Periodical Website
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Konrad Jarausch is a UNC professor in the Department of History and the son of a German World War II officer. Jarausch never met his father but finally faced his legacy 60 years later. His father’s wartime letters revealed the emotional realities, values and obligations soldiers faced in the war.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p16-19, il, por Periodical Website
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Bernie Herman is a UNC professor of American Studies and native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Herman has expanded food tourism in Northampton County, Virginia to include Chapel Hill by bringing oysters and sweet potatoes. Herman’s goal is to document food culture and to explore local identities, while sharing distinctive recipes.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p12-15, il Periodical Website
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UNC undergrad Zoe Litaker first visited Turkey in 2008 to photograph villagers of Esenler. When she returned to Turkey in 2011, many of the villagers had moved to urban areas for education and employment opportunities.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p24-29, il, por Periodical Website
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Alicia Mullis, a UNC undergraduate student, studied how music can treat chronic pain. Her research suggested that playing music helps to train our brains to not focus on pain.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 28 Issue 1, Fall 2011, p20-21, por Periodical Website
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At the UNC Microbiome Core Facility, researchers have found that our intestines are full of known and unknown species that compose unique bacterial ecologies. UNC researchers share their findings on the role of bacteria in several ailments, including colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and colon cancer. They are discovering that probiotics begin to help our health when we are babies.
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UNC musicologist Annegret Fauser completed a study on the power of classical music during World War Two. In her research, the federal government used music to combat Nazi propaganda and to serve as a form of therapy for soldiers. Her analysis of Library of Congress archives described efforts to recruit musicians, performers, and composers for army duty. Fauser found that for some people who were too old to enlist or get drafted, touring as a musician was a substitute for combat duty.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 27 Issue 2, Winter 2011, p6-13, il, por Periodical Website
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