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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 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 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 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. 

Oct 20, 2014 | Campus Life

Red-Collar Research

Thanks to the real-world ingenuity of NC State textile and engineering students, there’s a passel of elephants in South Africa who’ll find it impossible to forget which villages they’re supposed to avoid. 

Oct 13, 2014 | The Abstract

The Devil’s in The Details: More Research Needed To Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns

A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology, highlighting significant gaps in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of lab work in synthetic biology that can contribute to security risks. 

Oct 8, 2014 | The Abstract

Report Outlines Efforts to Boost Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering Community

NC State played a leadership role in crafting a new national report addressing the lack of diversity in materials science and engineering. 

Oct 3, 2014 | The Abstract

Coating Nanotubes with Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury

A new study finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice. 

Sep 30, 2014 | The Abstract

The Root(worm) of the Problem: Unexpected Obstacles on the Road to Research

Scientists often have to spend an enormous amount of time becoming experts in things outside their field of study in order to do research they think is important. This is where a corn-eating beetle and a guy named Clay Chu come in.