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Walking in the footsteps of men who walked on the moon

Carolina’s Morehead Planetarium played a pivotal role in American space exploration and discovery, including putting a man on the moon. ... Read More

Uncovered 1,600-year-old Jewish art brings more of an unknown culture to light

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee, where they bring to light the remains of a late Roman synagogue. For weeks during the summer, they unearth history in the form of art. With each excavation […] ... Read More

Aaron Salzberg to direct Water Institute

An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Aaron Salzberg has been selected to be the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at Carolina. Salzberg joins the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the environmental sciences and engineering department as a long-established leader in water policy. […] ... Read More

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

How do you know what your audience wants? You ask them. Online, at community meetings or in the middle of a farmers’ market with a clipboard in your hand — that’s where Alexis Allston stood last summer in Chatham County, as she helped Reese News Lab launch an innovative audience-driven news product serving the rural county […] ... Read More

Could drone deliveries of defibrillators save lives?

After a heart attack, every second counts. Carolina researchers and NC State experts have taken to the air to find a new way to get medical care to the victims faster. ... Read More

Scientists discover a powerful antibody that inhibits multiple strains of norovirus

Researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center have discovered an antibody that broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus, a major step forward in the development of an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach […] ... Read More

Creativity Hubs Awards accelerate solutions to societal challenges

What if data on the devastating impacts of extreme storms and floods could inform and predict future problems for people who live along a coast? What if scientists could develop a therapeutic capable of suppressing a wide variety of viral infections, saving lives and billions of dollars in direct medical and economic costs? What if […] ... Read More

Serendipity by design

A key challenge in the digital age is to find ways to foster intentional connections among research scientists across different disciplines and universities. At Carolina, RENCI’s powerful and advanced information technology systems make this possible. ... Read More

Focus on: Bo Li

In Carolina’s chemistry department, Assistant Professor Bo Li studies the chemistry and biology of natural products to address major challenges in infectious disease and discover new antibiotics. Her lab’s novel approaches find ways to develop natural products that combat antibiotic resistance. Li explains that antibiotic overuse has mostly caused the worldwide problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance. […] ... Read More

Mayer-Davis receives American Diabetes Association’s Kelly West Award

The American Diabetes Association presented the 2019 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology to Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, chair of the nutrition department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Mayer-Davis was recognized with the honor and delivered the Kelly West Award Lecture […] ... Read More