Quantcast

Latest University of North Carolina Stories

2010-11-23 00:01:32

Dr. Gregory Carroll has been honored for his work on an award-winning online course in Music Appreciation. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 The UNCG Division of Continual Learning today announced that Dr. Gregory Carroll has received the division's first "Award for Excellence in Online Education." An associate professor in the UNCG School of Music, Carroll was honored for his outstanding contribution to Music Appreciation 241, an award-winning online course he helped to...

2010-11-15 12:12:44

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have demonstrated that the gene mutated in cystic fibrosis not only controls traffic on the chloride highway, but also keeps the sodium highway from being overused. An imbalance of salt and water in patients with cystic fibrosis makes their lungs clog up with sticky mucus that is prone to infection. The cause of the offending imbalance is a well-known genetic error, one that blocks the molecular expressway for...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: ILIU) and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today additional findings from their previously reported 1,154-patient longitudinal study to evaluate the role of genetic factors in osteoarthritis (OA) progression. The new data, which will be presented today for the first time at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific...

2010-10-28 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Bernice Duffy Johnson, of Durham, North Carolina, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of education. ABOUT DR. BERNICE DUFFY JOHNSON Dr. Bernice Duffy Johnson received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1985, and is a leading scholar in professional development, with 42 years of educational experience in secondary schools and...

c955d35fe6df2ba2df197f3e9d0766c81
2010-10-26 14:52:45

The study found that the cutoffs used by such infertility tests, which measure levels of a molecule called follicle stimulating hormone or FSH, label many women as infertile who actually go on to have children naturally. It also suggests that another hormone, called antimullerian hormone or AMH, could prove to be a much better harbinger of infertility. The method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant,...

caecd83adbf8301078b289e9f3f4cc201
2010-10-19 09:25:00

Viagra, the famous little blue pill that millions of men use for erectile dysfunction, and originally developed to help ailing hearts, may now also help treat heart symptoms of muscular dystrophy, according to researchers Monday. Mice that were genetically engineered to have a condition similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy were tested and scientists found the drug could improve how the heart works, according to their research. Joseph Beavoa of the University of Washington and colleagues...

2010-09-21 06:30:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (OTC QB: ILIU) and the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today findings from a large clinical study to evaluate the role of genetic factors in osteoarthritis progression which showed patients with radiographic evidence of knee osteoarthritis who inherited a specific pattern of genetic variations in the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) gene were almost...

2010-09-20 09:30:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of Honduran households using the Hydraid® BioSand Filter, a highly effective, lightweight water purification device, has confirmed a prior study conducted by University of North Carolina researchers, which found that the filter is the most sustainable means for cleaning water in developing countries. The new research, conducted in August by members of Hydraid®'s field implementation team,...

2010-08-23 08:13:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) launched a new partnership with Zipcar Inc., providing the campus with access to the world's leading car-sharing service. The cost-effective and convenient transportation option is now available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, staff, and faculty ages 18 and up and to community members 21 years and older. Zipcar is an environmentally friendly transportation alternative...

2010-08-19 13:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas will no longer pursue a plan to place up to three demonstration wind turbines in the Pamlico Sound. Instead, the company and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will refocus their collaboration to study and help enable large-scale offshore wind development on the ocean side of the North Carolina coast. Since the project was announced in September 2009, in-depth analysis and engineering have been conducted. Duke...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
Related