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The legacy of Oliver Smithies

Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies passed away Jan. 10, but he leaves behind a tremendous legacy in laboratories around the world and in the hearts of the many scientists who shared in his work. Here are just a few reasons Smithies will always be remembered. ... Read More

Researchers use light to launch drugs from red blood cells

Scientists at Carolina have developed a breakthrough technique that uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released exactly when and where it is needed. ... Read More

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s 1st Nobel laureate, passes away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina's first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. ... Read More

Young faculty thrive in supportive environment

Dedicated mentorship and cross-disciplinary collaboration combined with stellar academic facilities have created an environment at Carolina that has emerging faculty leaders thriving and receiving some of the nation’s most prestigious awards for early and mid-level faculty. ... Read More

Carolina Angel Network launched to help UNC startups

The newly launched Carolina Angel Network (CAN), will address early-stage funding gaps for startups and to ensure the most promising innovative ideas make it to the marketplace. ... Read More

Trustees learn about the power of discovery

Board of Trustees members saw the full sweep of Carolina’s research enterprise and its power to transform – and save – lives, with a field trip to the 3,500-square-foot BeAM (Be A Maker) space in Murray Hall and a presentation about Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center harnessing the computing power of IBM’s Watson to discover treatments that would not have been humanly possible to find. ... Read More

Smithies’ notebooks go digital

The more than 150 handwritten notebooks of Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies are now open to the world on the Oliver Smithies Research Archive website, containing digitized scans done by Wilson Library with support from the Office of the Provost. ... Read More

4 Carolina researchers earn 5 NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

Four Carolina researchers were granted five awards totaling more than $7 million in the second round of the NIH BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative awards. The announcement of the grants coincided with President Obama’s White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh on Oct. 13. ... Read More

How does your garden grow?

The N.C. Botanical Garden celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and so does Ken Moore, the garden's first paid employee. ... Read More

Amy Oldenburg applies physics to medicine and driving

Physicist Amy Oldenburg developed an interest in biomedical optics because she wanted “to apply what I knew about physics to medical applications.” ... Read More