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Inside the Mind of a Burglar:* UNC Study Shares Valuable Info for Home, Work

A*2012 Study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is making fresh rounds on some gun influencers’ social media. Though its publication date is a bit old, the findings are still mostly applicable. Interviews with burglary convicts were done when security cameras, alarms, and stickers indicating the presence of these measures, were common, as […] The post Inside the Mind of a Burglar:* UNC Study Shares Valuable Info for Home, Work appeared first on Read the full articl...
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The Marines are considering closing Parris Island and San Diego to open a new coed boot camp

Marine recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Lance Cpl. Christian Garcia/US Marine Corps The Marine Corps is exploring options to make its Parris Island and San Diego recruit training depots support coed training, with a legal requirement to do so looming over the next decade. As a result, the Corps is considering a plan that could close those two existing boot camp locations and funnel all recruits to a new base where men and women would train together. Visit Business Insider'...
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SMART program help patients make more informed decisions about health

Researchers at Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, collaborated with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine whether the Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training (SMART) program affects people's abilities to make informed decisions about their medical treatment options.
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I'm a college senior returning to campus. While my school's pandemic plan is strong, it fails to answer the most critical question I have about the year.

Graduating Masters students from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) gather the day before their online graduation ceremony, in Manhattan, New York City, May 15, 2020. Some universities are reopening their campuses in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. If they do this, they must also have a plan for closing back down. They owe their students a detailed plan of action. Porter Bowman is a senior at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Ve...
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BrainHealth's SMART methodology helps patients make more informed treatment decisions

Researchers at Center for BrainHealth® collaborated with scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to examine whether the SMART program affects people's abilities to make informed decisions about their medical treatment options. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are often reluctant to take antirheumatic drugs because of perceptions about the drugs' risks and benefits. The findings point to an approach that helps these patients, and other people, make more informed decisions ...
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Colleges reopenings in-person likely added 3,000 U.S. COVID-19 cases per day: study

The findings call into question the practicality of face-to-face classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are important as colleges and universities plan their spring 2020 semesters, said researchers from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Indiana University, the University of Washington and Davidson College. To track COVID-19 cases and study their association with students attending classes at college campuses, the team used location data from a database of cellphone users who ag...
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Optimal antibody combinations and Fc binding inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vivo

A recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Rockefeller University and published on the preprint server bioRxiv in September 2020 shows that a combination of neutralizing antibodies with intact Fc effector function can effectively reduce the viral load and prevent infection.
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"Every treatment so far shown to help coronavirus patients... is intended only for seriously ill hospitalized patients. Those with mild to moderate disease have had to wait and hope for the best."

But now: "A single infusion of an experimental drug has markedly reduced blood levels of the coronavirus in newly infected patients and lowered the chances that they would need hospitalization, the drug’s maker announced on Wednesday."Writes Gina Kolata in "An Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients, Eli Lilly Claims/A so-called monoclonal antibody lowered blood levels of the coronavirus and prevented hospitalizations. The research has not yet been vetted by independent experts" (NYT).I was...
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16 habits of extremely boring people

Getty Images Everyone has the potential to be interesting — and boring.Common qualities of extremely boring individuals include poor improv and storytelling skills.Boring people also tend to lack original opinions.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Absolutely everyone has the capacity to be interesting.But it comes more naturally to some people than to others. If you're worried about becoming a human soporific, we're here to help.Below, we've listed 16 classic traits of bor...
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Business owners in college towns are 'trying to do everything' they can to stay afloat

Owner Claudio Gianello stands in the doorway of his temporarily closed Café Beaudelaire restaurant, on June 23, 2020, in Ames, Iowa, where the coronavirus surge is serious enough to prompt several business owners near the Iowa State University campus to close voluntarily just weeks after reopening. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Businesses in college towns in the US are still reeling from the mass exodus of students that began in the spring and has now remained into the fall. Many schools hav...
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The Geek in Review Ep. 86 – Using Data to Really Know Your Clients and Predict Their Needs – David Kamien

David Kamien is the CEO of Mind Alliance and is someone who understands that in order to truly collaborate with your clients, you have to understand their needs on a granular level. That means capturing the data in a way that proactively predicts legal and regulatory risks that companies like them are likely to face, but also list the probable impact that those risks are likely to impact them specifically. While this may sound like a pipe dream to some, and a delusion to others, Kamien...
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Ten Keys to Everyday Anti-Racism

We are sisters—and the great-great-granddaughters of Caroline and Allen, who were born enslaved in the state of Alabama. As African Americans and moms to Black sons, we are heartbroken and sick about the level of anti-Blackness that permeates every aspect of American life. We feel the urgency of the moment and want to help convert this moment into a movement for meaningful change. We believe our voices matter and that we have something to share with the world as a way to offer healing to this cr...
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Fall semester brings no relief to struggling college towns and the businesses that rely on students

Freshman Sarah Anne Cook carries her belongings as she packs to leave campus following a cluster of COVID-19 cases at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. AP Photo/Gerry Broome Businesses in college towns in the US are still reeling from the mass exodus of students that began in the spring and has now remained into the fall. Many schools have adopted online-only approaches to learning or implemented a hybrid approach that brings only some students back to campus...
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Fauci tells colleges: Don't send students home during campus outbreaks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at National Institutes of Health, looks on before the start of a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the COVID-19, coronavirus outbreak, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The worst thing colleges can do during coronavirus outbreaks is send students ho...
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‘Increasingly Alarming’: Coronavirus Is Swamping Campuses Weeks After Reopening

Amidst a national debate on how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic, several colleges and universities took the plunge, inviting students back to dorms and classrooms with strict health guidelines. More than a third of the nation’s 5,000 higher education campuses have reopened, with students from out of state ordered to quarantine, masks mandated and routine self-checks for symptoms instituted across the board. To comply with social distancing guidelines, parties or large ga...
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6 coronavirus precautions that probably aren't worth your time, according to experts

A worker re-stocks apples at a grocery store in Falls Church, Virginia. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Some coronavirus precautions, like waiting for days before touching your mail or wearing gloves at the store, aren't necessary. Social distancing and mask wearing do help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, however. Here are six precautions most people probably don't need to take, according to experts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The best ways to reduce your risk of gett...
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The US colleges and universities with the most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began

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Science says parents of successful kids have these 24 things in common

Research suggests that parents who manage stress well and maintain a positive mood impact their child's mood in a positive way. MoMo Productions/Getty Images Every parent wants their children to grow up and do amazing things with their lives.While there are several factors that affect a child's development, some of it comes down to parenting. These factors and techniques are a great starting point for every parent.Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here.Visit Bus...
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2 renderings show how college dorm rooms and bathrooms could change to meet coronavirus-era guidelines

Jody Woodman, foreground, a resident advisor at the Stearns West dormitory in Williams Village, watches television with Erin Thorpe, top, and Julie Kesler in their room. The city has asked the University of Colorado to make changes to their expansion project for the off-campus dorms. Marty Caivano/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera/Getty Images At the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the US, colleges shifted to remote coursework.Some universities, like Yale and Princeton, have pro...
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UNC-Chapel Hill and BASF sign Master Research Agreement

BASF and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the signing of a Master Research Agreement.
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COVID-19 testing and reporting needs improving in United States prisons

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cornell University have conducted a study showing that many states across the US are not reporting fully on the number of people being tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in prisons, with some also not reporting on cases of fatalities.
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Why you shouldn't stress about getting the coronavirus from a stay in an Airbnb

A Rhode Island Airbnb. Airbnb Experts say the risk of catching COVID-19 during an Airbnb stay is low if the space properly cleaned.Viral particles can survive for a time on high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, remote controls, and cloth fabric, but the coronavirus does not spread easily from surfaces.Some Airbnb rentals may be safer than a hotel, since guests don't share areas like lobbies or concierge counters.Airbnb has banned parties at all Airbnb listings worldwide. Visit Business Inside...
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25 Favorite Things to Do in Raleigh, NC (Our Locals Guide)

Okay, so this post has been a long time coming – like 14 years coming! Not sure why it’s taken us awhile to write a post on our favorite things to do in Raleigh, NC, but here it is. Walking across Boylan Bridge overlooking downtown Raleigh Long time readers will know we discovered our soul home here in Raleigh in 2004 after randomly being placed to teach at a school near here with an international teaching program called Participate Learning. Since then, we’ve fought long and hard...
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Trump White House Warns Colleges: Don’t Send Your COVID-Infected Students Home!

Top White House officials rang the alarm bell during a call with the nation’s governors on Monday, pleading with them to advise college presidents in their states to keep COVID-infected students on campus or risk another major outbreak. “We know that what happened across the South [in June] was primarily driven by 18-to-25 year olds, across the South, with asymptomatic spread,” said Dr. Deborah Birx, the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. “Sending these ...
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Even before the pandemic, American kids were eating more fast food than ever before, says new study

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Black and Hispanic children eat more fast food than white kids, and teenagers eat more fast food than younger children, a study by the CDC shows.Fast-food consumption has risen during the pandemic, with hot dog sales increasing by more than 120% in March.In the UK, there are fears that a government-funded eat-out scheme will lead to higher obesity rates.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.American children and adolescents are eating more fast foo...
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Experts Call For Independent Commission Separate From FDA To Review Coronavirus Vaccines

(CNN) — Citing criticism of government agencies and increasing public distrust of vaccines, several prominent physicians and experts are calling for the creation of an independent commission to review data from coronavirus vaccine trials before a vaccine is allowed on the market. The US Food and Drug Administration regulates vaccines, and its OK is all that’s needed to put one on the market. The physicians fear, however, that after several government blunders during the pandemic, a layer of revi...
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Mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 model helps advance the development of COVID-19 vaccines

A new COVID-19 mouse model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill captures many of the features of human disease and has helped advance a COVID-19 vaccine candidate to clinical trial.
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Institutional racism and university admissions: Walter Williams

Institutional racism and systemic racism are terms bandied about these days without much clarity. Being 84 years of age, I have seen and lived through what might be called institutional racism or systemic racism. Both operate under the assumption that one race is superior to another. It involves the practice of treating a person or group of people differently based on their race. Negroes, as we proudly called ourselves back then, were denied entry to hotels, restaurants and other establishments ...
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Mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 model provides new tool for COVID-19 discoveries

A new mouse model is laying the groundwork for antivirals, vaccines and antibodies in the fight against COVID-19. In some cases, the model developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the first to show these medical countermeasures work in a living organism.
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Obesity linked with higher risk for COVID-19 complications

From COVID-19 risk to recovery, the odds are stacked against those with obesity, and a new study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health raises concerns about the impact of obesity on the effectiveness of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
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