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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 51 items )  

'Conductor' Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell 'Orchestra': North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 7 [TNSbiologyresearch-Nature Communications journal] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: In a new paper, researchers at North Carolina State University lift the veil on the "conductor" plant root stem cell gene that helps orchestrate and coordinate stem cell division of different root stem cell types, ensuring the harmonic communication necessary for plant growth and maintenance. Ross Sozzani, an NC State associate professor of pl  more

Airport Welcomes 10 Regional Schools to Perform 'Sounds of the Holidays'
FLETCHER, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The Asheville Regional Airport issued the following news: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is pleased to welcome 10 regional school choral groups to the airport during the holidays. The choirs will perform a variety of carols and festive music for the enjoyment of passengers, visitors and employees. "Every year, we look forward to inviting local school choral groups to participate in our Sounds of the Holidays program," said Alexandra Bradley, brand and expe  more

Bank of America Meets Its $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative Commitment Six Years Ahead of Schedule
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Commits to an Additional $300 Billion by 2030 to Support Low-Carbon, Sustainable Business Activities * * * Bank of America announced today that it has met its $125 billion goal to deploy capital to low-carbon, sustainable business activities. This commitment was achieved six years ahead of schedule, as demand for capital for sustainable innovations and projects has contin  more

Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2020 Market Outlook
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a division of Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Profits Rise, Economy Slows, Globalization Peaks, and Business-as-Usual Investing Comes to an End * * * Key drivers of this year's late-cycle bull market gains are expected to shift as the global markets enter the new year, according to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, which was recently named Institutional Investor's top re  more

Bank of America Wins Derivatives House of the Year at Risk Awards 2020
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Firm Also Wins Equity Derivatives House of the Year, OTC Client Clearer of the Year - 'The stability of the firm's sales and trading revenues speaks to the management team's piloting skills...customers in turn praise the firm for its consistency and steadiness - something Montag values and that he attributes to its prudent approach to capital and risk management.' * * *   more

Bank of America: Four in Five U.S. Small Business Owners Anticipate Strong Finish to 2019
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Entrepreneurs Look to Balance Work and Personal Commitments This Holiday Season * * * U.S. small business owners are entering the new decade on a high note, with 82 percent anticipating year-over-year revenue growth as they close out 2019, according to the Bank of America Business Advantage Fall 2019 Small Business Owner Snapshot. Entrepreneurs are confident about their   more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Teacher of the Year Speaks at Beginner Teacher Summit
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools issued the following news: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators hosted the first North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Beginning Teachers Organizing Program earlier this month at Newell Elementary. CMS Teacher of the Year Kim Tuttle was the keynote speaker. Amanda Camacho, Spanish teacher at Randolph Middle, served on the planning committee and opened the summit. "This is a way to help early career educat  more

Cheap, Disposable E-Cigarettes Could Lower Barrier to Entry to Vaping, Researcher Warns: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 7 [TNSsociologyresearch-Tobacco Control journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: A University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher predicts an e-cigarette marketing trend could lead more people to try vaping products, including teens and younger people. In an industry watch update published in the journal Tobacco Control, Rebecca S. Williams, PhD, MHS, reported  more

CommScope to Realign Into Four Business Segments in 2020
HICKORY, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global network technology leader, will transition to a new operating model and segment reporting structure, effective January 1, 2020, that is expected to help better capture the strategic value resulting from its acquisition of ARRIS and Ruckus Networks. To that end, CommScope will operate and report its financial performance in four segments--Venue and Camp  more

Cumberland County: Commissioners Name Faircloth Chairman, Adams Vice Chair
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: Marshall Faircloth is the new chairman and Glenn Adams the vice chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners for 2020. Faircloth, who served as the vice chairman this year, replaces Jeannette Council, the outgoing chair. The action was taken during the board's meeting this morning. During her remarks, Council reviewed accomplishments and progress during 2019 and thanked her fellow commissio  more

Cumberland County: Stedman Area Land Use Plan Goes to Planning Board Dec. 17
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The Joint Planning Board will consider the Stedman Area Land Use Plan for approval at the board's meeting Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the courtroom of the Cumberland County Historic Courthouse, located at 130 Gillespie St., Fayetteville. The meeting is open to the public. Information about the meeting was mailed to property owners in the Stedman area. The Stedman Area Land Use Plan ca  more

DHHS Expanding Outpatient Treatment Options at Walter B. Jones Center
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 5 -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding services at the Walter B. Jones Center to include outpatient opioid treatment for residents of eastern North Carolina. The Outpatient Opioid Treatment Program provides outpatient treatment for adults with opioid use disorder and offers Medication Assisted Treatment, which helps ease the symptoms of withdra  more

Duke Energy Progress Rates Decreased for North Carolina Customers on Dec. 1 Due to Annual Adjustments
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: * * * - Typical residential customer's monthly bill going down by $3.81 * * * Duke Energy Progress customers in North Carolina will see a drop in their electric rates this winter season. Overall energy costs will decrease approximately 3.2% for residential customers, 4.5% for commercial customers and 1.6% for industrial customers. The total monthly impact for a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowat  more

Duke Realty Constructing 166,000 SF Industrial Building in Greenfield North Business Park
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- Duke Realty, a real estate company, issued the following news release: The Raleigh/Washington, DC office of Duke Realty Corporation (Duke Realty), the leading domestic only, pure-play logistics property REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) in the United States, announced that it is building Greenfield North 1201, a new, speculative, 165,921-square-foot bulk warehouse. Located in Garner just south of Raleigh, Greenfield North 1201 will be the eighth industrial b  more

Durham Begins Work to Improve New Hope Creek and Little Creek Watersheds
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Field Crews in Southwestern Durham Starting December 16 * * * Beginning later this month, residents in the southwestern portion of Durham may soon see field crews in their neighborhoods as the New Hope Creek and Little Creek Watershed Improvement Plan gets underway. The City of Durham Public Works Department's Stormwater and GIS Services Division will begin field work to collect data starting on Monday,   more

Exploring Purpose, Character, Ethics in Engineering: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 4 [TNSgrants-foundation] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - A new grant from the Kern Family Foundation draws Duke Engineering together with the Divinity School and Kenan Institute for Ethics to integrate purpose, character and ethics into the undergraduate experience * * * As the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University continues to evolve its undergraduate curriculum, the school is working to integrate cruc  more

Farsiu, Krolik Elected Fellows of Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Duke engineers honored for research improving ophthalmic image processing and resolution and contributions to statistical signal and sensor array processing for radar and sonar * * * Sina Farsiu, the Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering, and Jeffrey Krolik, professor of electrical and computer engineering, have been named fellows of the Institute of Electri  more

Fisher Phillips Grows Charlotte Office With Bryan Holbrook
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Dec. 6 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Bryan Holbrook as an associate in the firm's Charlotte office. Holbrook helps employers in the automobile, education, and retail industries navigate complex employment litigation issues. He defends employers against claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wrongful terminati  more

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Named a Top Ten Healthiest Employer Nationally
VALHALLA, New York, Dec. 3 -- Fujifilm USA issued the following news: FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB), a leading global biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), placed ninth in the nation in the Healthiest 100(TM) Awards Program for its commitment to employee wellbeing. This nationally-recognized award comes weeks after FDB was awarded top honors for its wellness program by the Triangle Business Journal, a local business publication based in North Carolina.   more

Gov. Cooper: Little Leaf Farms Will Create 100 Jobs and Build High-Tech Greenhouse Complex in Yancey County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Governor Cooper Announces $86 million investment in Burnsville * * * A new wholly owned subsidiary of Little Leaf Farms, LLC, an innovative producer of fresh lettuce, will build a state-of-the-art greenhouse complex in Yancey County, creating up to 100 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest up to $86 million in Burnsville in a multi-phased planned expan  more

How Tiny Enzymes Reign Supreme in Worldwide Carbon Recycling: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 5 [TNSbiologyresearch-Biochemistry journal] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: Richard Wolfenden, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, details how white rot fungi produce enzymes that turn out to be key players in the carbon cycle. The recycling of most of the carbon in nature depends on the breakdown of two polymers in woody matter, notably cellulose and lignin. In a paper just published in th  more

Interim Provost Announces Leadership Changes in College of Business: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Western Carolina University will launch a national search for its next College of Business dean following the announcement this week that Hai-yang Chen, dean of the college since Feb. 1, 2019, will be joining the faculty in WCU's School of Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Business Law. Interim Provost Richard Starnes announced the change in leadership for the College of Business in a  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Carolinas Adds Four Office Leasing Specialists in Raleigh-Durham
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - Hillman Duncan, Dennis Hurley, Patti Autry and Taylor McCuiston join growing office * * * JLL is pleased to announce that office leasing specialists Hillman Duncan, Dennis Hurley, Patti Autry and Taylor McCuiston have joined the firm's Raleigh-Durham office, adding decades of local market knowledge and experience representing institutional owners of office and flex properties across the Triangle.  more

Jones Lang LaSalle Completes Sale of 10-property MOB Portfolio in NC
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Dec. 5 -- Jones Lang LaSalle issued the following news release: * * * - 60% of the square footage is in the rapidly growing Charlotte MSA * * * JLL announced today that it has closed the sale of a fully leased MOB portfolio comprising 10 outpatient orthopedic medical office buildings totaling 218,213 square feet near Charlotte and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. MBRE Healthcare and Kayne Anderson purchased the portfolio. The portfolio is a core compilation of 10 o  more

Machine Learning Helps Scientists Measure Important Inflammation Process: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 4 [TNSmedicalresearch-Scientific Reports journal] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Led by the UNC School of Medicine lab of Leslie Parise, PhD, researchers created an artificial intelligence tool to measure NETosis, an important inflammatory process by which certain white blood cells trap invaders like bacteria. This work will help scientists find ways to stop or promote the process in disease   more

McGuireWoods: Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette Honored With North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Diversity Award
RICHMOND, Virginia, Dec. 3 -- McGuireWoods, a law firm, issued the following news release: McGuireWoods associate Jocelyn Mitnaul Mallette is a 2019 recipient of a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Diversity & Inclusion Award for advancing diversity in the legal profession and the community. Based in the firm's Raleigh office, Mallette represents businesses in commercial litigation. She promotes diversity and inclusion in the law as president of the Capital City Lawyers Association, a voluntary ba  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturer Merck Expands Again in Wilson County With $57 Million Investment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Merck (NYSE: MRK), a leading global biopharmaceutical company, will invest $57 million and create 55 jobs in Wilson, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The expansion will establish a filling and packaging line for the company's RotaTeq(R) vaccine. "Merck is a cornerstone of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing, and good jobs will continue to grow with today's announcement i  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Greek Battery Manufacturer to Invest $6.5 Million in Guilford County for Their First North American Operation
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: * * * - Sunlight Batteries USA to create 46 jobs in Greensboro * * * Sunlight Batteries USA, an industrial battery manufacturer, member of the Greek multinational Group Olympia, will create 46 jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $6.5 million in machinery and infrastructure to establish their first North American assembly and distrib  more

N.C. Department of Commerce: Little Leaf Farms Will Create 100 Jobs and Build High-Tech Greenhouse Complex in Yancey County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: A new wholly owned subsidiary of Little Leaf Farms, LLC, an innovative producer of fresh lettuce, will build a state-of-the-art greenhouse complex in Yancey County, creating up to 100 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest up to $86 million in Burnsville in a multi-phased planned expansion. "North Carolina is known for innovation and agriculture. Projects   more

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: Eric Dorfman Named Next Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources issued the following news release: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) has named Eric Dorfman as its next museum director. Currently the director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Powdermill Nature Reserve in Pittsburgh, he will join the museum in early 2020. Dorfman's appointment follows an extensive national search led by a search committee chaired by Department of  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: More Than $54 Million Approved to Restore Emerald Isle, Holden Beach
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 6 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: * * * - More Than $72 Million for 2018 Storm-Related Beach Projects in North Carolina * * * The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing more than $54.9 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane- and tropical storm-related beach damage. The funds include reimbursing the replacement of sand and plants on public beaches in the towns of Emerald Isle and Holden B  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Petition of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, for an Order Approving a Job Retention Rider In the Matter of Application by Duke Energy Progress, LLC, for Adjustment of Rates and Charges Applicable to Electric Utility Service in North Carolina ORDER APPROVING JOB RETENTION PILOT PROGRAM TRUE-UP RIDER AND CUSTOMER NOTICE BY THE COMMISSION: On August 22, 2019, the Co  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Petition of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Requesting Approval of Green Source Advantage Program and Rider GSA to Implement N.C.G.S. Sec.62-159.2 ORDER ON CLARIFICATION BY THE COMMISSION: On September 10, 2019, the North Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (NCCEBA) and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA)   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving The Aspens at Bedford Falls
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. WR-2895, SUB 0): In the Matter of Application by The Aspens at Bedford Falls, LP, 6370 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Suite 276, Dallas, Texas 75240, for Certificate of Authority to Charge for Water and Sewer Utility Service in The Aspens at Bedford Falls Apartments in Wake County, North Carolina ORDER GRANTING CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY AND APPROVING RATES BY THE COMMISSION: On Novembe  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Williams Solar
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Williams Solar, LLC, Complainant v. Duke Energy Progress, LLC, Respondent ORDER SERVING ANSWER AND MOTION TO DISMISS BY THE COMMISSION: Notice is hereby given that on November 27, 2019, Duke Energy Progress, LLC (Respondent) filed with the Commission the attached Answer and Motion to Dismiss, setting forth Respondent's admissions or denials as well as any af  more

Nightingale, Wilson Elected Fellows of National Academy of Inventors: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Duke engineers honored for pioneering Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging to detect liver fibrosis and cancer and sound-processing strategies used in modern cochlear implants * * * The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced today that Kathryn Nightingale, the Theo Pilkington Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Blake Wilson, E'74, adjunct professor of surg  more

North Carolina A.G. Josh Stein Opposes Gutting of Federal Law That Promotes Clean Energy
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein opposed proposed changes that would undercut the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a federal law that has been instrumental in combatting climate change by developing renewable energy resources and ensuring just and reasonable electricity rates for ratepayers. Attorney General Stein filed two sets of comments with the Federal Energy Regulator  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Presented With Capitol Christmas Trees and Wreaths
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 6 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Roy Cooper welcomed members of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association and received the Christmas trees and wreaths that will be featured inside the State Capitol. The association has been providing Christmas trees for the Capitol since 1978 and holds an annual contest to determine which North Carolina-based farmers will be asked to send trees and wreaths to decorate do  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturer Merck Expands Again in Wilson County With $57 Million Investment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Company will create 55 jobs with new production line * * * Merck (NYSE: MRK), a leading global biopharmaceutical company, will invest $57 million and create 55 jobs in Wilson, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The expansion will establish a filling and packaging line for the company's RotaTeq(R) vaccine. "Merck is a cornerstone of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing,   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Greek Battery Manufacturer to Invest $6.5 Million in Guilford County for Their First North American Operation
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Sunlight Batteries USA, an industrial battery manufacturer, member of the Greek multinational Group Olympia, will create 46 jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $6.5 million in machinery and infrastructure to establish their first North American assembly and distribution facilities in Greensboro. "Global manufacturers like Sunlight batteries   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Last Week for Open Enrollment for Federal Health Care Marketplace
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 6 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - North Carolinians who buy their own health insurance need to enroll by Dec. 15 * * * Governor Roy Cooper today reminded North Carolinians who need health insurance or need to re-enroll or change plans for 2020 coverage to sign up before the December 15 deadline. Many people who get their insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace get help paying for their premiums   more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: North Carolina to Receive Additional Federal Funding for Hurricane Florence
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - State still does not have access to HUD recovery funding for Hurricane Florence that was passed in October 2018 * * * The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that North Carolina has been allocated $206 million in long-term recovery money through the program known as Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR). North Carolin  more

NRSC Statement on NC Democrats Filing for U.S. Senate Race
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release: Later today, Democrats Erica Smith and Cal Cunningham are expected to file for the North Carolina U.S. Senate race. Despite the Democratic establishment and corporate donors across the country throwing their money behind Cunningham, sitting state Senator Smith's liberal grassroots campaign continues to lead in the polls. "Liberal New York donors and national Democrats will stop at nothing to b  more

Republican Governors Association Issues Statement on North Carolina Gov. Cooper Re-Election
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following statement regarding North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's announcement that he will run for re-election: "From vetoing teacher pay raises to promoting sanctuary cities, Governor Cooper is going to have a tough time selling his out-of-touch, liberal record to North Carolina voters," said RGA Executive Director Dave Rexrode. "Since his narrow election in 2016, Governor Cooper's time in office has been marred by extreme pa  more

Retirement Planning Course to Be Offered at Biltmore Park Site: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Dec. 5 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Western Carolina University's Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is offering a two-part "Retirement Planning Now" course from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 30, at the university's site at Biltmore Park in Asheville. Certified financial planners Joel Kelley and Jacob Sadler will serve as workshop instructors. "As an educational experience, 'Retirement Planni  more

SAS Honors Its Roots With New Agricultural Technology Unit and N.C. State University Plant Sciences Partnership
CARY, North Carolina, Dec. 3 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Harnessing the power of AI and analytics to help secure a safe and sustainable food supply for a growing world population * * * To feed a world population approaching 10 billion by 2050, global food production must become more efficient. Ongoing advances in agricultural research and farm management practices are helping improve food production, but t  more

Scientists Discover Diverse Stem Cell Populations Within the Mouth: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 6 [TNSmedicalresearch-Cell Stem Cell journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: A multidisciplinary team of investigators, including from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, King's College and the University of California, San Francisco, has discovered how mouth stem cells may uniquely be equipped to help improve hea  more

Surgical & Cardiology Team at University of North Carolina Children's Help Infant Thrive
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: * * * - Margot Halpin is Flourishing After Heart Surgery at Four Months Old * * * Multiple prenatal conditions threatened the life of Margot Halpin, but pediatric heart surgery experts and her pediatric cardiology team at UNC Children's in Chapel Hill, NC helped her survive and thrive. A Problem with the Ultrasound The 20-week anatomy scan. A chance to see your ba  more

University of North Carolina: Daughter's Vision and Community's Support Advance Cancer Care, Research for Teens and Young Adults
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Dec. 2 -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: Sophie Steiner loved all things Chapel Hill, especially the music scene. She also was passionate about improving cancer care and services for adolescents and young adults. For the past five years, her family and the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation have honored her legacy as a champion for other young people with cancer. Diagnosed with a germ cell tumor in 2012 wh  more

University of North Carolina: New Degrees in Geography, Environment, Sustainability
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Dec. 4 -- The University of North Carolina Greensboro campus issued the following news: UNC Greensboro's Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability (GES) is putting itself on the map with two new undergraduate degree programs that will be available starting fall 2020: a bachelor of science in geography and a bachelor of arts in environment and sustainability. The previous Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program (EVS) and Department of Geography   more

Virginia Gov. Northam Announces 400 New Jobs in Chesterfield County
RICHMOND, Virginia, Dec. 5 -- Gov. Ralph S. Northam, R-Virginia, issued the following news release: * * * - Carvana plans to invest $25 million to establish vehicle inspection and reconditioning center * * * Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used cars, plans to invest $25 million to establish a new vehicle inspection and reconditioning facility in Chesterfield County. Virginia successfully competed with   more