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.
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.
Because there is always more than one solution to a problem, a world-renowned snake expert and venomologist has joined the faculty at ECU and launched a search for an alternative anti-venom, the traditional remedy for snakebites.