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.

Confederate blockade found off coast of Wilmington

By Hari Chittilla

Staff Writer

North Carolina archaeologists may soon be making a new addition to the history of Civil War maritime warfare.

Researchers recently discovered what appears to be wreckage from a Confederate blockade runner.

Genetics chairperson appointed vice chancellor for research

On Tuesday, Chancellor Carol Folt announced that UNC’s next vice chancellor for research will be Terry Magnuson, chairperson of the department of genetics.

Psychotic disorders linked to marijuana

The American Psychological Association now recognizes links between frequent adolescent marijuana use and the development of psychotic disorders.

NC medical examiners search for the answers to the questions death leaves behind


Dr. Kim Janssen doesn’t do scary movies. She hates watching bad things happen and can’t stand to see someone suffer.

UNC research round-up for Nov. 30, 2015

The UNC School of Medicine is one step closer to understanding schizophrenia, a mental disorder that affects about one in 100 people.

North Carolina economy on the rise, federal report says

Chapel Hill seniors looking to work in state after graduation got good news after a new report shows North Carolina as a top economic performer in both the Southeast and the nation.

BRIC paves way for medical research at UNC


It seems strange to have a facility host both its grand opening and its 10th anniversary celebration on the same day, but such was the case for UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center.

Clinical trial registry helps weed out bad medical science

When flu breaks out, doctors across the world often rely on Tamiflu, a medication considered so vital it is listed on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicine.

Free internet comes to Chapel Hill

Latoya Mewborn, resident of the Airport Gardens public housing community, plans to use her free AT&T U-verse internet access to take online classes to become a nurse.

UNC research vice chancellor steps down


After five years as vice chancellor for research, Barbara Entwisle has decided to step down from the position.

Another leap in UNC autism research


A UNC-based research team confirmed a genetic cause for autism — too much of a particular enzyme in the brain.

UNC research team advances in national competition

A team of UNC graduate students is entering the final phase of a competition to create a startup based on innovations in neuroscience.

From Yik Yak to galaxies, UNC celebrates undergraduate research


Use of IUDs and implants on the rise among teens, CDC says

Concerns have abounded in the past about the safety of long-term birth control, but a new study shows that more teenagers are choosing this method and that it’s helping combat teen pregnancy.

UNC students bring research to General Assembly proposals


In the fall semester, UNC students Jerome Allen, Michaela Meredith and John St. Clair were extensively studying oyster populations at the Outer Banks — and now their research has helped inform two N.C. General Assembly proposals.

Obey Creek critics talk parking, traffic

While the discussion about the proposed Obey Creek development continues, residents are expressing concerns about a pivotal portion of the plan — transportation.

Money, social media and campus masterplan dominate the rest of the BOT's meeting

The University’s public relations team is putting out more positive stories, but the development office still hasn’t seen a return on that investment.

Study: e-cigarettes easy to get for minors in NC


UNC researchers have found e-cigarette vendors and customers are largely ignoring some of the state’s laws regulating them.

Animal deaths in UNC labs criticized

The University’s use of animals in research is being questioned by a national research watchdog organization.

New drug discovery could offer HIV cure

For decades, there has been a relentless effort among scientists to eradicate HIV/AIDS — but a new discovery might finally lead to a cure for the condition.