Kings of Chemistry

In 1893, Francis Venable, James Turner Morehead, John Motley Morehead III and William Rand Kenan Jr. discovered — in a Carolina laboratory — an economical process to create calcium carbide and its byproduct acetylene gas. Calcium carbide made possible the production of steel required for the armor plating of battleships, the frames of skyscrapers, and […]

Drug delivery device toxic for tumors, not patients

“We use the device to hit the primary tumor hard. It’s an exciting approach because there is so little systemic toxicity that it leaves room to administer additional drugs against cancer cells that may have spread in the rest of the body.” — Jen Jen Yeh, M.D. Associate Professor, UNC School of Medicine Pancreatic cancer is deadly. But a […]