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for NC Magazine Vol. 49 Issue 11, November 1991
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North Carolina's research hospitals are on the cutting edge of medical research in fields such as AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. Researchers at Duke University are examining AIDS vaccines and the movement of cells, while researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are building a computer network that allows doctors to use simulated models to deliver radiation treatment. Additionally, researchers are Wake Forest University are focusing on chronic diseases, while collaborative projects between UNC-Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center include examination of the interaction between heart vessels and lasers.
Despite the 1990s being a decade of economic shakedowns, some of North Carolina's core industries--textiles, furniture, and other heavy manufacturing--are adjusting to the new economic reality. Taking advantage of global partnerships and technological advances are keeping these industries running successfully.
Covering seven southeastern states, Daphne Copeland is the manager of state government relations with General Electric. Copeland deals extensively with environmental issues and public policy, helping not only to save GE money but also making sure the companies within GE follow regulations.
Charles E. Zeigler, Sr., who began his career at Public Service Co. of North Carolina after a stint as an officer in the Army Air Corps, retires after 45 years as a pillar of the state's industrial development efforts.