Tag: UNC-CH Research

Understanding Sea Turtle Navigation with Laser-based Imaging

Understanding Sea Turtle Navigation with Laser-based Imaging

If you’ve ever been lost in an unfamiliar city or tried to walk around in the dark, then you may have found yourself wishing you had the eyes of a cat or the echolocation abilities of a bat. But have you ever wished for the…

Get Alternative with Epigenetics

Get Alternative with Epigenetics

Our bodies are marvels of precise control, synchronization and design. Every one of our cells has the same genetic sequence, but we have many different types of cells – heart, muscle, lung, skin. Amazingly, our body has a mechanism to determine which cell is which…

Cell-based Therapies at UNC using Good Manufacturing Practices, with Dr. Paul Eldridge

Cell-based Therapies at UNC using Good Manufacturing Practices, with Dr. Paul Eldridge

T cell-based therapies, or “living drugs” as coined by Dr. Carl June, utilize the potent killing activity of T cells, an arm of the immune system, to target cancers. In the early stages of T cell-based therapy, T cells were isolated from tumors, expanded ex…

Underground Science at SNOLAB

Underground Science at SNOLAB

The best models of how our world works are incomplete. Though they accurately describe much of what Mother Nature has thrown at us, models represent just the tip of the full iceberg and a deeper understanding awaits the endeavoring scientist. Peeling back the layers of the…

3D Printing: A Technology Revolution and it’s at UNC

3D Printing: A Technology Revolution and it’s at UNC

In almost any field, particularly those in science and engineering, you encounter revolutionary technologies that promise faster, cheaper, and easier processes. Some of these advances, such as computers, social media, and smart technology, have changed the way an entire generation thinks and interacts with the…

Fossils That Slumber in the Mountains and the Mud

Fossils That Slumber in the Mountains and the Mud

Over 200 million years ago, a reptile, 11 feet long and 1500 pounds, was prowling about, likely feeling very pleased with himself. Not only did he have four crunchy creatures starting to digest in his stomach, but he had bitten another weakling in the neck…

FSCV: Measuring Electrochemical Chatter

FSCV: Measuring Electrochemical Chatter

Measuring Chemical Chatter If a brain could talk, what would it say? Probably nothing profound or understandable. Rather, it would emit a bustling clamor of messages between neurons. These messages are delivered by chemicals called neurotransmitters. Different groups of neurotransmitters serve unique roles in the…

Dr. Margaret Scarry Named New Director of the Research Labs of Archaeology

Dr. Margaret Scarry Named New Director of the Research Labs of Archaeology

Congratulations to Dr. Margaret Scarry! A longstanding faculty member of the Anthropology Department at UNC-CH, Dr. Scarry was recently promoted to the Director of the Research Labs of Archaeology (RLA) and Chair of the Curriculum in Archaeology. Having received her PhD from the University of…

Grossed Out? It’s a Grave Matter in Moral Psychology

Grossed Out? It’s a Grave Matter in Moral Psychology

Halloween is a time of year when we hanker for the horrific, ogle at the ugly, and revel in the rotten. And in this election year, we’re just as likely to overhear conversations about repugnant costumes (like gory zombies or bloody brides) as we are…

Sudden Death: A Public Health Problem

Sudden Death: A Public Health Problem

“9-1-1 … Hello! Somebody just collapsed on MLK Road near the Root Cellar café,” said a bystander as he rushed towards the man lying still in the parking lot. A second young man on the scene was already performing CPR. The bystander asked the young…