Topics: Technology

UNC doctor helped one NC veteran regain his hearing

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His daughter’s laugh, the jingle of keys and voices on the television are all sounds Marine Corps veteran Dac Carpenter thought he would never hear again. 


UNC scientists collaborate to find new Ebola treatments

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UNC researchers have turned to unlikely allies for their help in finding new treatments for Ebola — mice. 


District gives Apple laptops to CHCCS middle school teachers

Christmas is coming early at four middle schools in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, where faculty and staff will receive new Apple laptops in the coming weeks.


University endowments raise returns

Budget cuts are handicapping universities nationwide, but a study of the 2014 fiscal year shows some post-recession growth.


Student group unveils new UNC app

CarolinaGO, a mobile application designed to inform students of everything they need to know at UNC, has been in the making since 2012, and students' partnership with UNC's Information Technology Services has finally brought the app to fruition.


UNC alumni invent handheld drug delivery device

The first things visitors see in 1789 Venture Lab on Franklin Street are a ping pong table, arcade games, and an assortment of comfy chairs.


Two dozen UNC centers under review

Twenty-six of UNC-CH’s 80 research centers and institutes will be scrutinized further as a UNC Board of Governors review of the UNC system’s centers continues.


UNC student builds prosthetic hand for 7-year-old using 3-D printer

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Senior biomedical engineering major Jeff Powell gave a young boy a hand this summer in more ways than one.


UNC libraries to open three research hubs

After months of renovations, the second floor of Davis Library is open for research.


Congressman David Price touts need for funding in sciences

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A UNC research institute hosted Rep. David Price, D-N.C., on Tuesday to showcase projects and draw attention to years of decreases in federal funds for science research.


Experts skeptical about black hole research

UNC associate professor Laura Mersini-Houghton’s recent study dismissing the existence of black holes is in the spotlight as the scientific community begins the process of reviewing and questioning her work. 


Zeta Tau Alpha ‘thinks pink’ for breast cancer awareness

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For senior Lauren Kangas, Breast Cancer Awareness Month hits close to home.


Doctors OK long-acting birth control for teenagers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently recommended that long-acting, reversible contraception methods should be the primary form of birth control for teenage girls. These methods include implants and intrauterine devices, known as IUDs.


Dan Ariely debunks opportunity cost at Science Cafe meeting

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Ideally, people would think about the opportunity cost of making a purchase, but Duke economics professor and best-selling author Dan Ariely knows people typically only think about the pain associated with spending money.


HPV vaccination researched at UNC

A team of researchers at UNC are collaborating to increase the number of HPV vaccinations given to young adults across the state.


UNC makes autism research breakthrough

A group of UNC scientists are celebrating after finding a genetic link for autism.


Faculty website modernized to encourage mentoring

In August, the UNC Center for Faculty Excellence in August unveiled their new web site, created by the Chapel Hill-based advertising firm Rivers Agency.


Injury research center gets CDC grant

A UNC research center has received a maximum grant allowance of $4.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a continuation of funding to conduct four studies about preventing various types of injuries.


‘Heelflix’ now available at the UL

It all started Thursday when junior Jeri Trull posted a photo of the whiteboard in the bottom of the Undergraduate Library on Overheard at UNC. “Online Streaming Access, 800+ Feature Films” was sprawled in big letters across the whiteboard.


UNC team tracks Ebola stats with website

UNC students and recent graduates worked with the Liberian government and American scholars to develop the website Ebola in Liberia, which tracks data of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.