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Stories From Oct 2014

Oct 30, 2014 | The Abstract

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten 

Oct 30, 2014 | Campus Life

New Tech Aims To Improve Communication between Dogs and Humans

NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets. 

Oct 29, 2014 | The Abstract

Harnessing crowds to analyze clouds

Citizen scientists are helping to categorize 30 years' worth of tropical hurricane and cyclone data. 

Oct 28, 2014 | The Abstract

This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Elsa Youngsteadt

Elsa Youngsteadt talks about what drew her to become an entomology researcher at NC State. 

Oct 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Technique Uses Bacteria’s Own CRISPR-Cas System to Turn Off Genes

NC State researchers have developed a technique that co-opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes – creating a powerful tool for future research on genetics and related fields. 

Oct 27, 2014 | Service and Community

NC State Wins National Award for Preparing Rural School Leaders

The Northeast Leadership Academy, an NC State program to train principals for hard-to-staff rural schools, will be in the spotlight Nov. 20 in Washington, D.C. 

Oct 27, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Biofuel Breakthroughs

The biggest barrier to better biofuels is small but stubborn. NC State biotechnology experts explain the challenges of breaking down the plant cell wall.  

Oct 27, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Incubating Innovation

From new methods for creating biofuels and determining heart risk to fridge-free food processing and a more efficient fuel injector, NC State researchers are developing innovative approaches to global challenges. The Chancellor's Innovation Fund is supporting their work. 

Oct 27, 2014 | Research and Innovation

The Science of Security: Project Explores Challenges Related to Intelligence Gathering

A multidisciplinary team of scholars at NC State is launching a new project with the goal of educating the public about national security – and possibly helping to develop a new generation of intelligence professionals. 

Oct 24, 2014 | The Abstract

Trick or Treat or Barf: Researchers Use Social Media to Raise Awareness of Norovirus Season

NC State researchers are trying to raise awareness of norovirus safety through a novel (and cute) social media campaign.