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During a Pandemic, Strong Public Policy Can Save Lives

May 5, 2020

When it comes to a country’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease, strong public health policy can mean the difference between life or death for millions. Benjamin Mason Meier, a professor in the Department of Public Policy at … Continued

Disseminating Coronavirus Research

April 13, 2020

Working remotely from their home offices, the University’s librarians are helping the world’s virologists fight coronavirus by making faculty research more accessible online through the Carolina Digital Repository. Launched in 2009 to digitally curate specialty collections, the repository was enhanced in … Continued

Tips from Field Researchers on Life in Isolation, Tough Environments

April 6, 2020

Marine science researchers in Carolina’s College of Arts & Sciences have worked in many of the world’s most remote spaces: Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys, Alaskan glaciers and Arctic icebreaker research vessels. The lessons researchers learned while working in cramped quarters and without … Continued

Worldwide Study Unlocks Genetic Secrets of Gray Matter

March 25, 2020

The cerebral cortex is the relatively thin, folded, outer “gray matter” layer of the brain crucial for thinking, information processing, memory, and attention. Not much has been revealed about the genetic underpinnings that influence the size of the cortex’s surface … Continued