Plants can move toward or away from a stimulus (tropism), or halt their growth completely (dormancy) when conditions are not ideal.
UNC researchers discover new way to control HIV
January 24, 2017
Over the past 20 years antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically cut the number of AIDS deaths, but in 2014, HIV was still the eighth leading cause of death among Americans aged 25-34 and ninth among those between 35 and 44.
Sometimes the simplest question leads to major discoveries.
This is certainly true in the search for the Lost Colony.
But first, a little background.
Back in 1585, British explorer John White traveled to Roanoke Island and produced an excruciatingly accurate map of the North Carolina and Virginia coast and other drawings of the island. Two years later, White led a colony of 116 English settlers to the area.
The shape of an IV tube matters more than you might think
January 12, 2017
When delivering IV medicine or precisely timing a chemical reaction, controlling the speed at which a chemical enters the system is of paramount importance. Now new research from UNC Chapel Hill shows that controlling those chemicals is more about the shape of the injecting tube than the chemicals themselves.
Sound is a form of energy that occurs when vibrating materials produce waves that move through matter.
Many servers can't tell when a burger is fully cooked
January 10, 2017
Imagine you're at your favorite burger spot. You scan the menu for the best cheeses, toppings and buns but at the bottom of the menu, in small, italicized print you see this warning: “Consuming undercooked meats may increase risk of foodborne illness.”
Explore the function, structure and relationships among DNA, proteins and amino acids in carrying out the work of cells.