Suited up in gloves, a coat and face mask, veterinarian Chuck Miller watched the images on a screen transmitted from the small camera that he was navigating inside the abdomen of a black Labrador named Bella.
To remove reproductive organs of the approximately year-and-a-half-old female dog, he was using laparoscopy, or minimally invasive, surgery.
After more than three years of construction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials and others cut the ribbon on Thursday for the new, $245 million building that will house state-of-the-art imaging equipment for cancer research and other studies.
The nine-story, 340,000-square-foot building, has yet to be filled with researchers, students and staff. But it already houses a cyclotron, which is a type of particle accelerator used to make radioactive atoms used in medical imaging.
N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co. executives made some “very difficult decisions” last year to position the company for the future, company president James H. Speed Jr. said Wednesday.
A Carrboro-based tech company plans to move to downtown Durham later this year to be closer to other tech-focused start-ups.
Colin Copeland, chief technology officer and co-founder of Caktus Consulting Group, said the company plans to move later this year after construction is completed on the building in the fourth quarter.
Barbecue isn’t just a hobby for Ryan Mitchell and his father, Pitmaster Ed Mitchell, who are partnering to open a new downtown barbecue restaurant called ’Que this spring.
Duke University Health System has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that it made false claims to federal health care programs.
The settlement was announced Friday by Thomas G. Walker, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper.
Natural gas provider PSNC Energy is investing $13 million in new natural gas pipeline in Durham and Orange counties – a move that could position the company to add new customers.
The pipe is being installed along about 34 miles of existing roadway, said Angela Townsend, a company spokeswoman, in an email. Construction started last July, and is expected to wrap up by June.