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  • Vaccine Hunters

    Chikungunya and dengue fever are two mosquito-carried viruses that threaten almost three billion people worldwide. Both illnesses cause serious flu-like symptoms, and dengue fever can be fatal.

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  • New Use for Coal Ash

    Coal ash is a byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity and is often stored in ponds near power plants. But when coal ash spilled out of a Duke Energy storage pond into the Dan River, it focused attention on the problem of storing coal ash.

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  • Super Fruit

    Blueberries are nature's super fruit, packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. Blueberries are also a big industry for North Carolina.

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  • What a Pain!

    UNC School of Medicine researchers have found a new treatment for chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for months and affects 116 million people. Scientists discovered an enzyme that blocks the reception of pain signals by sensors in the skin.

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  • The Bee-utiful Bee

    The dramatic decline in the population of honey bees threatens the world's food supply, because bees are needed to pollinate a majority of food crops. Researchers in Research Triangle Park are working to figure out what is causing the collapse and how to save the honey bee.

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