North Carolina Central University professor Xiaoxin Luke Chen, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded $2.7 million by the National Institutes of Health to investigate new treatment options for a type of esophageal cancer that disproportionally affects African Americans.
CAS is defined by the Mayo Clinic as an uncommon speech disorder in which a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking. In CAS, the speech muscles aren’t weak; rather, the brain has difficulty directing or coordinating the movements.
Researchers have developed a model that could boost investment in farm-based sustainable energy projects by allowing investors to more accurately predict whether a project will turn a profit. The model improves on earlier efforts by using advanced computational techniques to address uncertainty.
The UNC School of Medicine (SOM) and UNC Health have launched the Heroes Health Initiative to help support the mental health of first responders and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store in the United States, free of charge to first responders, healthcare workers and their organizations.
Elizabeth City State University’s drone technology team is partnering with the Audubon Society to survey Pine Island in the Currituck Sound, along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Using the university’s drones, experts and program students, surveys of the island’s flora will begin this spring.
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are testing a potential treatment for C. diff. Meanwhile, an unusual interspecies partnership at East Carolina University is sniffing out new ways to identify and sterilize contaminated sites, preventing the bacterium’s spread in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Can a well-known spice help asthma patients breathe easier? That’s the question that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., and his colleagues at Columbia University are planning to study as the recipients of a four-year, $1.8 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. But how do they keep algal population growth in check? The answer to this fundamental question could help reefs survive in a changing climate.