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March 16, 2016

How scientists are tracing a virus back in time


Researchers thought they had MERS more or less figured out. The consensus view was that the potentially lethal virus, known formally as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, had arisen in bats, which passed it to camels, which passed it to humans. Since MERS first emerged in Saudi Arabia in 2012, more than 1,600 people in 26 countries have been infected.... For more information Click Here

Date Published:
March 16, 2016

No cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus infection have been reported in North Carolina, and the mosquito that most often carries the virus is not commonly found in the state. But just in case, Mecklenburg County health officials are planning an extra effort this spring to control the spread of mosquitoes.

“People are very anxious about this,” said Dr. Marcus Plescia, Mecklenburg health director. “Our concern is that we could potentially get to the point where we have mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus here.”..... For more Information Click Here

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Date Published:
February 19, 2015

Genomic analysis and Google Earth reveal that H7 influenza viruses may be much more globally traveled than previously believed. Will a new model enable prediction of its spread? Read more...

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June 11, 2014

“I see a lot of students in the audience, and if you came here to find out if there’s any future in medical research, my response is a resounding yes.”

With this sentence, Francis S. Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), began his lecture, “Genomics, Advanced Technology, and the Future of Medicine," presented at FAPESP headquarters on May 22, 2014.  

With a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in physical chemistry from Yale University, Collins became known between 1990 and 2003 for leading the Human Genome Project, the international effort that aimed to map all the nucleotides that make up the human genome. Read More

Date Published:
June 11, 2014

UNC Charlotte and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have created joint research and educational opportunities between the University and the foundation. The entities will provide seed funding for joint research ventures.

“The São Paulo Research Foundation values highly the collaboration opportunities offered by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in conjunction with FAPESP's SPRINT call for proposals,” stated FAPESP’s Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz.  “Scientific collaboration is essential for the development of high impact research, more so considering the exceptional qualifications of UNC Charlotte, and we are looking forward to the collaborations that will develop with the program.”

The São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT) program is accepting proposals...

Date Published:
March 24, 2014

UNC Charlotte is scheduling a series of public science and technology lectures, aimed at presenting a variety of interesting scientific topics accessible to a general audience. A screening of “Contagion.” followed by a discussion with Dan Janies and Ian Binns will follow. 7-9 p.m. March 29 at UNCC Center City Auditorium. These lectures are leading up to the Science and Technology Expo April 13th.

Date Published:
March 10, 2014

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) is pleased to give students the opportunity to present their research posters at the NCDS Data Innovation Showcase Thursday, May 21, at RENCI*, the Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Student Poster Session will give students in data science, informatics, information science, and related fields the chance to highlight their work on a 24×36 printed poster.

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Date Published:
February 27, 2014

The amazing variety of data that are at our disposal enables us to get answers we never dreamt before, and even more important they allow us to formulate new questions. Read More



Date Published:
February 16, 2014

Have you ever Googled for an online diagnosis before visiting a doctor? If so, you may have helped provide early warning of an infectious disease epidemic. In a new study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, Internet-based surveillance has been found to detect infectious diseases such as Dengue Fever and Influenza up to two weeks earlier than traditional surveillance methods, according to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) research fellow and senior author of the paper Wenbiao Hu. Read More

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November 25, 2013

Since first taking part in FAPESP Week in Washington, DC in 2011, Professor Daniel Janies of the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) has sought to strengthen research partnerships between universities in Brazil and the United States.  Read More

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November 14, 2013

 Tasked with the mission of promoting collaboration between Brazilian and U.S. scientists, the sixth edition of the FAPESP Week international symposium was held this week at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Read More

Date Published:
November 14, 2013

Dr Dan Janies has a better way to predict the flu, The Supramap. In 2007, Janies and his colleagues at Ohio State University, the American Museum of Natural History and the Ohio Supercomputer Center developed Supramap to track the spread and evolution of pandemic (H1N1) and avian influenza (H5N1).  Read More

Date Published:
November 7, 2013

Some of the most recent advances in science and the development of new technology obtained by researchers in São Paulo and in North Carolina will be the topics of debates during FAPESP Week North Carolina, to be held in November 11th in Charlotte and November 12th in Raleigh. Read story