Topics: Research and Development

UNC is one of the leading public research universities in the nation, according to the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of colleges and universities. The University’s research funding for the fiscal year of 2014 totaled more than $790 million. There are 80 research centers and institutes at UNC. Some of them are currently undergoing scrutiny by the UNC-system Board of Governors in order to cut the budget.

NFL player autopsy shines light on CTE

The release of the autopsy results for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has renewed questions about CTE-related deaths and safety in football — leading to research on the disease and changes in the sport.

Republicans and Democrats come together to sponsor new medical marijuana bill


 U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, along with four other Republican and Democratic senators, co-sponsored the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017.  

Over 30 years later, minorities underrepresented at top US universities


Minority representation in the nation’s top universities has declined in the last 35 years despite affirmative action, according to a New York Times analysis.

Lost then found: NC finds Lost Colony artifacts on the coast

One thousand acres of land on North Carolina's coast has become protected as a "natural area" after artifacts possibly related to the Lost Colony were found. 

The Trump effect: Charlotte race canceled due to political backlash


A Charlotte triathlon changed its name last week after criticism regarding its connection to president Donald Trump.

One year later: Windsor remains resilient despite lasting flood damage from Hurricane Matthew


Nearly one year after Hurricane Matthew devastated the small town of Windsor, North Carolina, the area has made significant repairs, but it still has a long way to go. 

NC laws lead to higher-than-average child marriage rates


Although cesnsus data shows child marriages in the United States are rare, a report by the Tahirih Justice Center shows varying state laws directly contribute to minors getting legally married.

Is nail polish the new cigarettes? Study finds chemical in nail polish can cause infertility

Nail polish and other household objects could be causing fertility problems, according to a new Duke University and Harvard University study. 

Could Amazon be coming to the Triangle?

 Amazon announced Thursday that it will be building a new headquarters in a U.S. metropolitan area. 

Rep. David Price accepts award for HHT funding


 Charity workers, a congressperson, UNC researchers, and patients afflicted by a rare disease all gathered in the Carolina Club on Thursday evening to celebrate a grant from the Center for Disease Control to help combat HHT.  

Demonstrators at Raleigh March for Science call for bipartisan support of science's role in public policy


Scientists and supporters gathered for the March for Science in Raleigh to advocate for science and its role in public policy.

Research roundup for Jan. 12, 2017

UNC researchers have developed a medicine delivery technique using light that can target specific parts of the body.

The future of American Legion land is uncertain

The Chapel Hill Town Council is still considering the future for 36.2 acres of land near Ephesus Park in Chapel Hill.

Local businesses react to construction on Rosemary Street


Jacqueline Britton, owner of Glenn’s Tailor Shop on East Rosemary Street, still has pictures on her phone of water flooding from the street and into her shop the week before Thanksgiving

Carolina Square kick-starts apartment leasing

Although it seems the construction in Chapel Hill has no end, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

Wegmans approved to open in Chapel Hill

Cafes and pharmacies and food, oh my!

Wegmans Food Markets is coming to Chapel Hill, bringing with it an abundance of products and wholesome service.

Residents against construction of event space in southwest Orange County

Monday night, Orange County residents gathered in Hillsborough to hear an appeal of a building permit for Kara Brewer and Southeast Property Group, LLC. 

Brewer and SPG are seeking Special Use Permits to construct the Barn of Chapel Hill, a $735,000 event space for weddings and corporate events.

Temporary installments test what will come to 140 West Franklin Street in the future

Temporary outdoor installments were assembled and swapped out near Old Chicago as part of the 140 West Activation Experiment, conducted from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2.

Plans for development and parking heard at Chapel Hill Town Council meeting


The Chapel Hill Town Council discussed additional downtown parking structures, and concept plans were heard for multiple developments at a public hearing on Monday.

Retail development coming to South Greensboro Street in Carrboro


While it may look like a stalled project, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes at South Green, a new retail development on South Greensboro Street in Carrboro.