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Chemistry professor develops polymers that mimic chameleon skin

Chemistry professor Sergei Sheiko has produced a biocompatible synthetic material that behaves like biological tissues and changes color when it changes shape—like chameleon skin. ... Read More

Capturing community history

From textile mills to the state’s mental hospital, a team of Carolina's faculty, students and staff are engaging with North Carolina communities to tell their own complicated stories. ... Read More

Clean Tech Summit shows path to a green global economy

“North Carolina is poised to be a national hub of clean technology for the country and the world,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Bob Blouin. ... Read More

Researchers engineer T-cells to target brain cancer cells and attack tumors

A team of researchers from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center led by Gianpietro Dotti, a professor in the School of Medicine department of microbiology and immunology, has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells (T-cells) that can hunt and attack brain tumors. ... Read More

Time to get serious about nanomaterials databases

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy administers the Nanomaterials Registry database. Professor Alex Tropsha is the steward of the registry database at Carolina. ... Read More

Mathematics’ Yaiza Canzani named a Sloan Fellow ‘rising star’

The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders. ... Read More

Belger named new director of the FPG Child Development Institute

“I look forward to working with an awesome community of scientists and merging my research in brain and cognitive sciences across child and adolescent development with FPG’s expertise in early child development and implementation science to continue the landmark work of the Institute,” Aysenil "Ayse" Belger said. ... Read More

Are we prepared for the next superbug outbreak?

With federal health officials saying that this year’s flu season is now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic and still getting worse, we had some questions for researcher Ralph Baric. ... Read More

UNC scientists take a big step toward a better opioid

"Tens of thousands of people who take opioids die every year, and so we need safer and more effective drugs for treating pain and related conditions," said Bryan Roth. ... Read More

MEASURE Evaluation Project scores $232 million award, Carolina’s largest

One of the largest research awards made to the University just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only Carolina’s largest project in global health, but also the recipient of the largest single award the University has ever received, at $231.9 million. ... Read More