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2008-07-15 09:00:44

By Ginny Hoyle, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 15--CHAPEL HILL -- The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Bolin Creek Watershed Restoration Team nearly $370,000 for stormwater management and stream restoration projects -- the full amount requested. The funding will help repair severe erosion at two sites, Baldwin Park on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro border and a tributary to Mill Race, which flows into Bolin Creek below Hillsborough Street in Chapel Hill. "These are...

2008-07-14 09:01:11

eClinicalWorks(R), a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, today announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) Campus Health Services (CHS) has purchased licenses of eClinicalWorks unified electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) software. Campus Health Services provides comprehensive outpatient health care for more than 28,000 students who will also utilize eClinicalWorks Patient Portal and Enterprise Business Optimizer (eBO)....

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2008-07-09 12:30:00

Scientific evidence has long suggested that moderate drinking offers some protection against heart disease, certain types of stroke and some forms of cancer. But new research shows that stopping drinking "“ including at moderate levels "“ may lead to health problems including depression and a reduced capacity of the brain to produce new neurons, a process called neurogenesis. The findings from the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel...

2008-07-04 09:00:28

By Philip Van Vleck, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 4--CHAPEL HILL -- Dexter Romweber and his sister Sara have been major players in the Chapel Hill music scene for many years. Lately they've turned their music into a family venture, forming a Dexter-Sara duo, signing with Chicago-based Bloodshot Records, and preparing to tour and record an album. Dexter and Sara also have a pair of local shows on tap. They'll be playing Durham's Festival for the Eno Sunday, and they're slated for...

2008-07-02 16:12:26

CHAPEL HILL "“ Imagine a business executive who thinks: "I know that this new policy will harm the environment, but I don't care at all about that "“ I just want to increase profits." Is the business executive harming the environment intentionally? Faced with this question from a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill philosopher, 82 percent of people polled said yes. But then UNC scholar Joshua Knobe changed the word "harm" to "help." This time, the executive thinks: "I...

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2008-05-05 13:05:00

A recent study on autism released Monday found that having a schizophrenic parent or a mother with psychiatric problems doubled a child's risk of being autistic. These findings further suggest an inherited component to autism."Our research shows that mothers and fathers diagnosed with schizophrenia were about twice as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism," said Julie Daniels of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, who worked on the study.She also reported higher rates of...

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2008-04-07 13:20:00

Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say. Neglect accounts for nearly two-thirds of all child maltreatment cases reported in the United States each year, according to the Administration for Children...

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2008-04-04 16:25:22

CHAPEL HILL "“ Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings, published Friday (April 4) in the open access journal Dynamic Medicine, looked at a group of children twice "“ first while in grade school, then again seven years later when...

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2008-04-04 16:07:12

CHAPEL HILL "“ In 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers published a study that found people with low levels of LDL cholesterol are more likely to have Parkinson's disease than people with high LDL levels. But that study could not answer the question of whether low LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels were present in study participants before they were diagnosed with Parkinson's, or if they developed low LDL levels after being diagnosed. Now a follow-up study led...

2008-03-31 09:06:25

If Martian life existed a few billion years ago, scientists think any plant-like microbes would have left behind a stringy fuzz of fibers. That's because here on Earth, researchers now say they have found such ancient fuzz, called cellulose, preserved in chunks of salt deposited more than 250 million years ago -- making it the oldest biological substance yet recovered. The announcement comes about a week after a team of planetary scientists announced discovering evaporated salt...