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Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Kerry Steven Bloom, Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
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DeSimone - Research collaboration further customizes novel nanoparticles
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MIT have combined two novel technologies to create specialized versions of tiny, coated nanoparticles. Through the use of a special coating technique, the researchers were further able to customize highly reproducible nanoparticles made using the PRINT platform created at UNC, which enables scientists to manufacture particles in a near-infinite array of shapes, sizes and material compositions. The combination of these unique technologies may result in developing more effective medicines, efficient electronics and technological advances in many other fields.
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DeSimone named to National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors Fellows were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation.
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Millikan honored with posthumous Alumni Achievement Award from UC-Davis
The late Robert Craft Millikan will be honored with a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine during the School's commencement ceremony on June 14.
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Outdated practice of annual cervical cancer screenings may cause more harm than good
For decades, women between the ages of 21 and 69 were advised to get annual screening exams for cervical cancer. In 2009, however, accumulating scientific evidence led major guideline groups to agree on a new recommendation that women be screened less frequently: every three years rather than annually.
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UNC-Duke Pro Bono Project Offers Free Legal Services to Cancer Patients
Cancer patients at UNC and Duke have one less thing to worry about, thanks to the recently launched Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project. This cutting-edge collaboration among the law schools and cancer centers at the two universities and the North Carolina Bar Association offers free legal services to local cancer patients. The project has won funding from the Kenan Biddle Foundation as well as the North Carolina Bar Foundation.
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