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Fluxomics

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Receptive to a Unique Approach

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Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

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Research in the Svalbard Archipelago

Michael Spicka

Joshua Sheetz

Kai Shin

Zijian Zhou

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Mapping the Amygdala

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Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Burning Down the House

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What’s in a Word?

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Preteen Puberty Problems

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Anna van Venrooy

Linran Zhou

Wylder Fondaw

Connor Davis

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Sam Resnick

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The Puzzle of Imperfect Mimicry

30

Navigating the Brain

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Fluoride and Genes

34

Your Pocket Money’s Interest in Politics

Oyster Reefs: Friend or Food?

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Dengue: Ninja of the Virus World

Kelsey Ellis

Jasmin Singh

Erin Moore

Abby Becherer

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The Fat That Burns Fat

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Stopping Cancer Cells in Their Tracks

Carlos Floyd

Mihir Pershad

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The Psychological Constructionist Model Cameron Doyle

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The Real Benefits of a Healthy Smile Paul Lee

Gayatri Rathod

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Vamsi Kolluru

Luciana Giorgio

Amanda Raymond

“Nicking” Away at Multidrug Resistant Staph

Uncovering the Genome’s Insulin Instructions

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Undoing the Past

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More to Gold than Meets the Eye

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Meghan McFarland

Cody Phen

Carolina Scientific Spring 2013  

Spring 2013 issue of UNC's Undergraduate Research Magazine, Carolina Scientific