Miller receives supercomputer grant to investigate multiphase porous medium systems

December 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE program has awarded Dr. Cass Miller and his team time at an Oak Ridge Laboratory supercomputer as part of their research into multiphase porous medium systems.

Water Institute uses data to strengthen WaSH systems in Pacific Island countries

December 11, 2019
Pacific Island countries lag behind the rest of the world in terms of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services. The Water Institute collaborated with UNICEF Pacific to investigate the problem.

10 Gillings faculty members named Highly Cited Researchers by Web of Science

December 10, 2019
Ten academics from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health were recently named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group.

Gut microbiota can lessen the toxic effects of arsenic exposure, helping prevent heart disease

October 31, 2019
New research conducted by researchers at the UNC Gillings School suggests that manipulating gut microbiota – microorganisms that live in the digestive tract – can mitigate the effects of arsenic exposure, a known cause of heart disease.

North Carolina tropical cyclone-driven coastal flooding is worsening with climate change, population growth

July 26, 2019
Six of the seven highest precipitation events in coastal North Carolina since 1898 have occurred within the last 20 years.

Researchers conduct benchmark comparison of pore-scale models for multiphase flow

June 24, 2019
Pore-scale models are predictive mathematical models that help scientists simulate how multiphase flow processes will play out, increasing understanding of natural events and enhancing the effectiveness of industrial applications.

Lack of fresh food on the Galápagos’ San Cristóbal Island contributes to obesity

May 6, 2019
A new study provides insight into the food landscape and nutrition-related behaviors on San Cristóbal Island.

Three Gillings School researchers recognized for ‘best papers’ by ES&T

May 2, 2019
The researchers have been acknowledged by the journal for outstanding work in environmental chemistry and environmental pollution.

Communities without access to municipal water are at greater risk of having lead in their drinking water

February 25, 2019
In the study’s test area, 28 percent of households had lead in their kitchen tap water at concentrations above the U.S. EPA's health-based limit of 15 parts per billion, which is similar to the risk in Flint, Mich., during the 2015 water crisis.

Low doses of formaldehyde not likely to increase risk of cancer in humans

February 6, 2019
Dr. Kun Lu led a recent study that examined the cancer-causing potential of inhaled formaldehyde and found that the risk of developing cancer is significantly lower than expected previously.

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