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How Raleigh-Durham is prioritizing innovation and entrepreneurship to build a strong tech workforce as companies like Apple and Google move to the region

Insider Raleigh, North Carolina. Shutterstock.com Companies like Apple and Google have announced plans to build campuses in the Raleigh-Durham region. To stimulate growth, Raleigh-Durham is focused on cultivating innovation and entrepreneurship. Here are some initiatives the region is working on to build and retain a tech-savvy workforce. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Apple announced in April t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Strategy, Features, Innovation, North Carolina, Durham, Ryan Smith, Nordic, Ruhe, Durham North Carolina, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Raleigh


Scientists uncover new mechanism that enables development of cancer

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered a mechanism that activates specific genes, leading to the development of cancers. They showed that a mutation that fuses two unrelated genes can promote a process similar to that observed when oil and water are mixed but do not blend together. The process, called liquid-liquid phase separation, can promote cancers such as acute leukemias.
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Letter: Hannah-Jones Won't Join UNC Faculty Without Tenure

Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has told the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a letter that she will not join the faculty at its journalism school without tenure.
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New universal vaccine targets coronaviruses to prevent future pandemics

The SARS-CoV-2 is not the first coronavirus to jump from animals to humans - and it won't be the last. To prevent future coronavirus pandemics, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed a universal vaccine that's effective in mice and could provide protection from multiple coronaviruses and a dangerous variant.
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How Raleigh-based nonprofit RIoT is boosting entrepreneurship and job growth in the city

Insider Rachael Newberry, RIoT's program director, connecting virtually with a cohort of startups during the pandemic. Katherine Dupree RIoT is a nonprofit organization driving innovation and entrepreneurship in the Raleigh area. One program, RIoT Your Reality, is a competition where teams pitch AR ideas to improve the city. Other initiatives include an accelerator program and a data-centric stormwater management project. This article is part of a series focused on America...
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Pressure Mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Dispute

The pressure is mounting on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
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Pressure Mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones Hiring Dispute

The pressure is mounting on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
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Inside the innovation offices of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, working on making the region more equitable as it attracts major tech companies

Insider Raleigh, North Carolina. Shutterstock.com The Raleigh-Durham region is attracting top companies like Apple with its tech infrastructure. These cities are striving to develop talent, support expansion, and improve economic opportunity. Here's a look at some of the projects the Raleigh and Durham innovation offices are focused on. This article is part of a series focused on American cities building a better tomorrow called "Advancing Cities." Raleigh-Durham, North Caro...
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Tenure Bid For ’1619 Project’ Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Has Been Resubmitted

UNC at Chapel Hill faced backlash when the Pulitzer-winning journalist was not given a tenured position.
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Tenure Bid For ’1619 Project’ Creator Nikole Hannah-Jones Resubmitted

UNC at Chapel Hill faced backlash when the Pulitzer-winning journalist was not given a tenured position.
Tags: News, Chapel Hill, Nikole Hannah Jones


Plant-microbe homeostasis: A delicate balancing act

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have shown that the presence of both immune-suppressive and non-suppressive bacteria in the plant root microbiota is crucial to strike a balance between plant growth and plant defence, and maintain plant-microbe homeostasis.
Tags: Science, Cologne, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research


UNC-Chapel Hill board chairman says prize-winning journalist never came up for tenure

Students and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill protested at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday after a...
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Transitioning to a Post-Pandemic World: Advice for Small Business

We are living through challenging and difficult times. The understatement of the decade. Our heart goes out to small business workers and owners who have seen their lifetime’s work, their hopes and dreams, decimated through no fault of their own. While parts of the country are reopening, others are not. Even those that have seen openings and business improve have over a year of lost revenue. In an effort to help, this article is about what we can learn from previous downturns and recoveries – wh...
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Researchers improve HIV care using mobile gaming application

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University improved HIV care by gamifying it with a mobile gaming application.
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Mobile gaming app enhances HIV care

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University improve HIV care by gamifying it. Study shows users of mobile gaming app achieved viral suppression and better medication adherence.
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I worked for Stacey Abrams and her superpower is in pushing her team to make bold moves, have big ideas, and risk failure

Stacey Abrams has made headlines recently for her objections to Georgia's new restrictive voting laws. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Stacey Abrams has been an outspoken advocate against Georgia's recent restrictive voting laws. Abrams has helped register thousands of voters in the state over the past decade. A leadership consultant who's worked with Abrams spoke about what makes her leadership style unique. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aiko Betha has had many bos...
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'1619 Project' Writer to Join UNC Journalism School Faculty

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is joining the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s journalism school faculty in July.
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It's pointless to wear a surgical mask over a fabric mask - the other way around is most effective, study finds

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, double masked during a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing on November 19, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Double masking can improve your protection against the coronavirus. Layering a cloth mask over a surgical mask can improve the fit while maintaining good filtration. However, wearing a surgical mask over a cloth mask does not provide any added benefit. See more stories on Insider's...
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Neural control of robotic prosthetic ankles can restore wide range of abilities for amputees

A recent case study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting.
Tags: Health, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, North Carolina State University


UNC Eyes New Names for 3 Buildings Tied to White Supremacy

The University of North Carolina is eying new names for three buildings on its flagship Chapel Hill campus named for people with white supremacist and racist ties.
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Kindest Lie: A Novel by Nancy Johnson

The Kindest Lie: A Novel by Nancy Johnson Named a Most Anticipated book by O Magazine * GMA * Elle * Marie Claire * Good Housekeeping * NBC News * Shondaland * Chicago Tribune * Woman’s Day * Refinery 29 * Bustle * The Millions * New York Post * Parade * Hello! Magazine * PopSugar * and more! “The Kindest Lie is a deep dive into how we define family, what it means to be a mother, and what it means to grow up Black…beautifully crafted.” —JODI PICOULT “A fantastic story…well-written, tim...
Tags: Podcast, Abc, Washington Post, America, Barack Obama, Seo, Indiana, Chicago, Cbs, Ivy League, Black, Ruth, Northwestern University, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina, Chris Voss


Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus invades the mouth's cells

Study led by the NIH and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides the first extensive evidence in humans that the coronavirus can infect cells in the mouth, including salivary glands. The findings may help explain COVID-19 symptoms such as taste loss and dry mouth and the potential role of the mouth in symptomatic and asymptomatic coronavirus transmission.
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Pilot study finds Bartonella infection in the blood of people with schizophrenia

A pilot study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found evidence of Bartonella infection in the blood of people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
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Trading card company Topps apologizes and removes BTS card showing violent' and 'racist' imagery after backlash

BTS. BTS/Twitter Trading card maker Topps has removed and apologized for its "racist" and "tone deaf" BTS trading card. The card depicts BTS members getting bruised and beaten during a whack-a-mole game. The card's controversial debut happened the day of a shooting that killed six Asian women. See more stories on Insider's business page. Trading card maker Topps has removed and apologized for its BTS sticker card after receiving a wave of backlash from Twitter users who have calle...
Tags: Twitter, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, United States, United Nations, Retail, Bruno Mars, Racist, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Bts, Topps, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina


Fauci, Corbett Set for UNC-Chapel Hill Virtual Commencement

The class of 2021 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hear from Drs.
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10 US cities paving the way for the future by investing in technology, sustainability, and infrastructure

Insider The population of Atlanta is expected to grow by nearly three million over the next few decades. Tetra Images/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic exposed cracks in infrastructure, mobility challenges, and a digital divide. These US cities will remain resilient due to investing in things like sustainable technology and innovation. As a result, places like Raleigh-Durham, Denver, and Atlanta are some of the fastest-growing cities. Visit the Business section of Insider for...
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The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

f11photo/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking by academic subject. The University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top of the ranking for nursing programs. The following are the top 17 US schools for nursing and where they placed on the overall list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds' new list of the best universities fo...
Tags: Education, US, Careers, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Chicago, Nursing, Nashville, Columbia University, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Nyu, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina


$24.7 billion: Bezos, Bloomberg among Top 50 US charity donors for 2020

By Maria Di Mento and Ben Gose | The Chronicle of Philanthropy As the world grappled with COVID-19, a recession and a racial reckoning, the ultrawealthy gave to a broader set of causes than ever before — bestowing multimillion-dollar gifts on food pantries, historically Black colleges and universities and organizations that serve the poor and the homeless, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings of the 50 Americans who gave the most to charity last year. Another cause that g...
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UNC Removes 9 People From Campus Housing Amid COVID Breaches

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill removed nine people from campus housing recently amid complaints they violated coronavirus safety protocols.
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Very few kids are getting COVID-19 after going back to primary school, research shows - but masks are key

Kindergarten students raise their hands at Lupine Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, California, on November 9, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Kids attending school in person have, for the most part, avoided the coronavirus — as long as masking and social distancing are required. Schools in Norway and Sweden have seen few coronavirus cases — even without mask requirements — when community transmission rates are low. The studies suggest that schools can reopen safely if they...
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