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Reflecting on 70 years of human rights in public health

December 10, 2018
Today, an annual global celebration recognizes Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. UNC Gillings adjunct faculty member Dr. Benjamin Mason Meier discusses this anniversary in the context of human rights in public health.

Scientists train a computer to classify breast cancer tumors

November 30, 2018
A recent study published in the journal NPJ Breast Cancer used a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning to train a computer to identify certain features of breast cancer tumors from images. Dr. Melissa Troester is a co-author.

When it comes to respiratory effects of wood smoke, sex matters

November 14, 2018
Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women — effects that may be obscured when data from men and women are lumped together. "The upshot," said senior author Dr. Ilona Jaspers, "is that we really need to consider sex-specific effects when studying wood smoke and other environmental pollutants that threaten public health."