March

For the paper trail of life on Mars or other planets, find cellulose

For the paper trail of life on Mars or other planets, find cellulose

March 31, 2008 — Looking for evidence of life on Mars or other planets? Finding cellulose microfibers would be the next best thing to a close encounter, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The cover story for the April issue of the journal Astrobiology, the new research also pushes back the earliest direct evidence of biological material on Earth by about 200 million years.

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Carolina honors P. Kay Lund with women's advancement award

Carolina honors P. Kay Lund with women's advancement award

March 24, 2008 — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today (March 24) honored three individuals with the University Awards for the Advancement of Women.

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American College of Surgeons establishes new Health Policy Institute at UNC

March 13, 2008 — The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has established a new Health Policy Institute, which will be based initially at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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UNC neurology professor appointed to national credentialing body

March 12, 2008 — Dr. James F. Howard Jr., distinguished professor of neuromuscular disease in the UNC School of Medicine’s neurology department, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

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UNC Board of Governors endorses plan to expand medical education in North Carolina

March 7, 2008 — In an effort to address an expected shortage of doctors in North Carolina, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors today (March 7, 2008) endorsed a plan to expand medical education at the state's public medical schools.

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Doctors mentor Covenant Scholars about medical school

March 5, 2008 — Media representatives are invited to cover a class in which five of the top doctors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill take time out of their clinic schedules to help low-income undergraduates decide whether medical school is right for them.

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Computer simulations point to key molecular basis of cystic fibrosis

March 3, 2008 — Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a key molecular mechanism that may account for the development of cystic fibrosis.

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