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Stories From May 2011

May 19, 2011

Tough Love Teacher

Even students who don't pass Dr. Kay Sandberg's organic chemistry class have good things to say about it. Find out why. 

May 18, 2011

Corn Gene Repels Diseases, or A Dating Game With No Winners

Remember “The Dating Game”? The concept of the show – which first appeared on television in the 1960s – was simple. A woman was separated by partition from three eligible bachelors. She’d ask the men […] 

May 18, 2011

Marathon Man

How do you prepare for a triathlon? NC State student Jordan Stafford is running a marathon nearly every day this week to raise money for kids with autism. Meet him at the finish line. 

May 18, 2011

Lack of Important ‘Gatekeeper’ Protein Linked to Skin Cancer

New research from North Carolina State University shows that a “gatekeeper” protein plays an important role in skin-cancer prevention in humans and lab mice. The protein, C/EBP alpha, is normally abundantly expressed to help protect […] 

May 17, 2011

Free Verse

Two NC State students join a team of poets traveling to Egypt and Tunisia this summer to experience the democratic movements that are sweeping the region. Meet the artists behind "Poetic Portraits of a Revolution." 

May 17, 2011

Bad Bugs of Summer: Ticks

In our second post on the bad bugs of summer, we’ll be talking about ticks. Or, as I like to think of them, those bloodsucking disease spreaders. First of all, I really shouldn’t call ticks […] 

May 17, 2011

Researchers Develop Hardware Encryption For New Computer Memory Technology

Security concerns are one of the key obstacles to the adoption of new non-volatile main memory (NVMM) technology in next-generation computers, which would improve computer start times and boost memory capacity. But now researchers from […] 

May 16, 2011

Davidian to Lead Statistical Association

Dr. Marie Davidian has been elected president of the American Statistical Association, a scientific and educational society with members in 90 countries. 

May 16, 2011

Opening Markets: Initial Data Collection Docs

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series authored by Dr. Ben Chapman, an assistant professor and food safety researcher at NC State. The series is part of his research team’s efforts to […] 

May 16, 2011

Does Anybody Use New Programming Language Features?

Organizations that publish computer programming languages, such as Java, often issue updates with new features that promise to make a programmer’s life easier. But it’s hard to tell if anyone actually uses the features, much […]