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2009-06-17 11:55:00

Research has shown that a person could be born with genes that make them predisposed to high blood pressure. However, a long-term study shows that no one has to be a victim of this genetic proclivity.

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2009-06-06 14:45:00

Women who take vitamins before and during early pregnancy may have a lower risk of miscarriage, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2009-06-02 11:26:00

Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill community on the map as arts hub of the Southeast CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Performing Arts, founded in 2005 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, welcomes the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet to Memorial Hall June 10-14.

2009-05-26 14:44:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at eight Wake County Public Schools now have the ability to request their official high school transcript be sent electronically to any of the 110 North Carolina public, private, and community colleges and universities through the College Foundation of North Carolina's college access web portal, CFNC.org.

2009-05-15 13:13:00

Institute will be headquartered at HBOI and co-managed with UNCW to address NOAA's research and development priorities.

2009-05-11 07:20:07

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina have discovered in mice how a single disrupted gene can cause a form of severe mental retardation known as Angelman syndrome.

2009-05-05 09:21:12

A new UNC study published online in the journal Genome Research describes a new, more effective and less costly method for testing drugs for potential toxicity and one that could also result in more people benefiting from existing drugs.

2009-04-30 12:16:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In early April, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team earned its fifth national championship, proving again the success of the leadership principles known collectively as "The Carolina Way." Less than two months later, business leaders from across the United States will be in Chapel Hill to learn how to build their own championship teams.

2009-04-14 13:40:47

An international team of scientists from the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, the University of North Carolina and several institutions in China have explained how a gene alteration can lead to the development of a type of brain cancer, and they have identified a compound that could staunch the cancer's growth.

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2009-04-10 06:55:00

Persistent scientists using high-speed film have revealed one of the secrets of flight in birds and bees.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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