Diabetes Remission

Journal: Weight-loss surgery should be a standard of care for some diabetes  A surgery developed at East Carolina University that can put an end to insulin shots for patients with diabetes has been recognized as a “standard of care” for some patients with the chronic disease. More than 20 years after Dr. Walter Pories published …

Inside Our Bones: 3-Dimensional MRI imaging in the classroom

Imagine doctors looking inside their patient’s bones, seeing each layer in order to pinpoint a problem without ever resorting to the operating table. Imagine researchers manipulating 3-D images of their subjects, breaking them down layer by layer without physical dissection. These scenarios may seem futuristic, but in reality this is cutting-edge research happening in labs …

UNCW Selected For Partnership in $250 Million Program to Boost Development of New Biopharmaceuticals

The University of North Carolina Wilmington is part of a $250 million public-private national initiative to bring safe drugs to market faster and educate a new biopharmaceutical workforce. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, based at the University of Delaware, will involve more than 150 companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government partners. “This …

UNC Charlotte receives $7.7 million federal grant for transportation research

In urban environments such as Charlotte, multiple options are needed to move people and goods. To do so with maximum efficiency that relieves congestion and improves the quality of life for city dwellers will require innovative research, which is the aim of the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) at UNC Charlotte. …

Steve McKeand: A Rare Breed

Board of Governors selects forestry professor leading innovative tree-breeding program for top service award. Steve McKeand gets funny looks when he tells people what he does for a living. “They have one of two reactions: stunned silence, or a giggle,” he says. High Resolution Download High Resolution Download It’s not easy being a tree breeder, …

Safer Seafood

New testing method from UNC researchers seeks to measure bacteria levels in shellfish There’s traditionally one nagging fear among those who love to eat seafood – is it safe to eat? Transcript of video. Conservative estimates project $20 million growth potential for the shellfish market in North Carolina. (Source: NC Coastal Federation, State of the …

Science/Tech Content Partnership Spreads UNC-TV’s Science Programming Across the US

Joining a nationwide partnership of PBS stations allows UNC-TV’s science news stories to be broadcast to markets across the nation and, in turn, to broadcast hundreds of other science news stories of interest to North Carolina viewers. In February, UNC-TV joined a growing content-sharing partnership of 26 PBS stations nationally under the umbrella of WNET …

BIG DATA: Collecting. Storing. Analyzing.

North Carolina is poised to become a national leader in big data collection – capitalizing on the ability to store, share and analyze large volumes of data. Data scientists from the UNC Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University have combined efforts to create new ways of storing and analyzing data at their respective institutions through a cloud-based infrastructure.

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