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Pharmacologist Bryan Roth studies Salvia divinorum, a Mexican plant that contains a highly potent naturally occurring psychoactive drug. Roth is investigating how the drug could be used to treat people who have schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, or other conditions that are marked by distorted perceptions.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p18-19, il Periodical Website
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Director Rob Hamilton adapted the novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, to a four-hour play that premiers this summer at UNC’s Kenan Theatre. The story is about two Chinese boys sent to the countryside for reeducation during Mao’s Cultural Revolution in the early 1970s, and both fell in love with the same girl.
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Wendy Wolford studies economic inequality and poverty rooted in Brazil’s land politics. After World War Two, policies forced farmers and rural workers into the Amazon and cities. Brazil’s Landless Movement is now pressuring the government to create settlements with farmland.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p28-32, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC faculty and students are collaborating with the Kenan Institute Asia to help with tsunami recovery. Projects involve organizing and training entrepreneurs in sustainable business and agriculture, developing ecotourism, and investigating public health problems.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p10-17, il, por Periodical Website
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Lyn Koehnline and Jan Paris are art conservators at the UNC Wilson Library. Part of their work involves reconstructing paper artifacts, deciphering fine prints, and restoring old photographs.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website
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Nitric Oxide is a molecule that helps maintain the body’s critical functions. According to biochemist Mark Schoenfisch, nitric oxide could be used to treat ovarian cancer and other diseases.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p7-9, il, por Periodical Website
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25796
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Marine scientist Alberto Scotti develops computer models to figure out how underwater waves work and produce energy. According to Scotti, his model can also help us to understand how blood vessels or machinery function.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p25-27, il, por Periodical Website
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25798
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Political scientist Michael Lienesch recently investigated the evolution debate and why it persists. While much of the debate centers on religion and science, political ideology and power are primary reasons for why it continues.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p33-35, il, por Periodical Website
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Philip Meyer is a professor of journalism who has studied public-opinion research for decades. Newspapers typically use polls to collect public opinion data, but according to Meyer, they could use more in-depth social science methods to find underlying reasons for people’s decisions and actions.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p41-43, por Periodical Website
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Physicists Yue Wu and Alfred Kleinhammes use nuclear magnetic resonance to find out if carbon-based nanomaterial can effectively store hydrogen. If so, then hydrogen tanks could be used to fuel cars and the only by-product would be water.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p38-40, il, por Periodical Website
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Textbooks often show pools of magma underneath volcanoes. While such pools do exist, new research by geologists Allen Glazner and Drew Coleman suggest that magma pools are probably much rarer than scientists previously thought.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Fall 2007, p36-37, il Periodical Website
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