North America News

UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Programs Receive High Rankings by US News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, while other disciplines and specialties in the… Read more »

Nora Franceschini

Study Finds Variant that Confirms Shared Genetic Risk for Kidney Disease Among Hispanics, American Indians

A new study has found an Amerindian-specific genetic variant that influences a kidney trait in Hispanics/Latinos, thereby confirming shared genetic risk for kidney disease among Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians. The study extends earlier work by the authors, published Sept. 20, 2016, in  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The research reported certain African-ancestry variants… Read more »