Vennela Medapati


UNC and NC State researchers discover skin patch to potentially battle melanoma

UNC and North Carolina State University researchers developed a skin patch that can potentially battle melanoma using a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique. The team of scientists led by Zhen Gu, assistant professor in the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU, was able to trigger naturally occurring melanin to boost an immune response against skin cancer cells in mice. 

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Get in loser, we're going shopping (for classes)

It’s that time of the year again, when students are filling up their shopping carts and preparing for class registration. It's a stressful time for everyone, but each student has their own strategy. Staff writer Vennela Medapati went around campus to find out what students think about registration and how they cope with the stress.    

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Word on the Street: How do you feel about NFL players kneeling?

Colin Kaepernick began a sea of controversy over a year ago when he began his peaceful protest of kneeling during the National Anthem. This season, after a series of comments made by President Donald Trump, other players have begun to replicate Kaepernick's original protest. The movement has been controversial amongst politicians and sports fans alike. Here's what student think about this new protest phenomenon.