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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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