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Carolina researchers are working on gene therapy to treat cystic fibrosis and hemophilia B. Richard Boucher and Jude Samulski have been working on a virus to transfer genes and replace damaged DNA. Recently, they successfully repaired the genes of a hemophilic dog and are planning human trials within the next two years.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p10-15, il, por Periodical Website
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Jordan Price is a behavioral ecologist finishing his doctoral degree at UNC. For his dissertation, he spent the last five years studying the stripe-backed wren, a small bird indigenous to South America, to see how these birds interact and communicate. He discovered that the birds are much more vocally oriented than humans.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p7-9, il, por Periodical Website
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Susan Naverette, a professor of English, studied turn-of-the-century British horror stories and images. In her upcoming book, she examines the art and its authors, and the evolutionary science that influenced them. These horror stories were part of a growing fear of devolution to a primitive state.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p4-6, il, por Periodical Website
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Dennis Rondinelli, professor of management, has been assessing Vietnam’s economy and social conditions. He suggests that party officials encourage nongovernment organizations to provide health care and other services, and develop private enterprise for rural residents.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p16-18, il Periodical Website
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26126
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Medicinal chemists at UNC want to extract plant compounds that can kill cancer cells, viruses, or bacteria. Most of the compounds are ingredients in traditional Chinese remedies. Researchers believe that modernizing and scientifically testing the remedies will help legitimize traditional Chinese medicine so it can benefit more people.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p25-27, il, por Periodical Website
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Sufism is a mystical method of Islam that’s becoming more common in the United States. Carl Ernst, professor and chair of religious studies, explains how Sufism emphasizes symbolic interpretation and seeking the inner dimension of the external practices of religion.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p19-21, il, por Periodical Website
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Christian Smith, assistant professor of sociology, completed a study on evangelicalism and learned that it is one of the strongest religious movements around. Evangelicals’ strength comes from their ability to retain members, their educational mobility, and the large role that religion plays in members’ lives.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p22-24, il, por Periodical Website
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In a smog-filled chamber, asthma volunteers help researchers at the Center for Environmental Medicine and Lung Biology learn what pollution can do to our lungs. Researchers are conducting experiments to test whether endotoxin is a trigger of asthma.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 1, Fall 1998, p28-29, il Periodical Website
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