Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Endeavors Vol. 21 Issue 3, Spring 2005
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Small companies in North Carolina are finding niche markets where know-how and flexibility mean more than large-scale production. UNC experts advise local companies to build on strengths, develop a network of interdependent businesses, and invest in university-based research that leads to new technologies.
Andrew Reynolds, associate professor of political science, argues that practicing political scientists have done a poor job diagnosing the problems in failed states and have consequently advised countries to adopt inappropriate systems. Reynolds has developed a new framework for thinking about emerging democracies.
Gerhard Weinberg is a retired UNC history professor and a devout Jew who grew up during the rise of Adolf Hitler. In 1958, historian Gerhard Weinberg discovered Adolf Hitler’s second book in an old torpedo factory in Alexandria, Virginia. The book revealed more about Hitler’s intentions and quest for world domination.
Researchers affiliated with UNC’s Laboratories for Reproductive Biology are working on a vaccine that could serve as birth control for men. They discovered a protein critical to movement of sperm cells. Targeting the protein could stop sperm from making it to the female reproductive tract.
UNC nutrition researchers provided a list of ten things you can do every day to eat better, feel better, and improve your health. Overall, their advice is to eat controlled portions of balanced healthy foods, stay hydrated, and be active.
UNC researchers completed the first study to link a genetic variation with a chronic pain disorder. They found that women who had tiny variations in the COMT gene were more sensitive to pain then men.