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Researchers link increased infant brain fluid to autism

A national research network led by the School of Medicine’s Joseph Piven found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at 6 and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible. ... Read More

Time for innovation

The 4th Annual Clean Tech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast's clean tech industry. ... Read More

Honoring Wilson Swain Caldwell, a Carolina trailblazer

History professor Jim Leloudis designed the Civil War, Race and Memory to illuminate the campus’ racial history. Two students researched the life of Wilson Swain Caldwell, born into slavery to UNC President Swain, went on to found a school for African Americans in Chapel Hill, served on the board of commissioners and as a justice of the peace. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

Biologist Richard Lenski to give keynote address at 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Richard Lenski, a biologist whose long-term experiment has tracked evolution for more than 65,000 generations of E. coli bacteria, will give the keynote address at the University’s 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. ... Read More

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Researchers reach milestone for treating brain cancer

In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at Carolina have made another stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. ... Read More

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