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Highlights of recent media coverage of NC State, as well as its faculty, staff and administrators. (Links to online stories provided where available.) Sign up to receive a daily summary of highlights via e-mail.

Study: The trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skullsEureka! Science News, April 16, 2014. Researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. Ann Ross, sociology and anthropology, featured.

NNSA announces recipient of $25 million grant to improve …Your Industry News, April 16, 2014. The National Nuclear Security Administration announced a $25 million nuclear nonproliferation grant to a consortium led by NC State and includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network …Entrepreneur, April 15, 2014. NC State study showed that the practice of using information from social networks to prescreen applicants resulted in decreased attraction to employers and increased intention to litigate. J. William Stoughton, Lori Foster Thompson and Adam W. Meade, psychology, featured.

Five Things We Don’t Know About Tyrannosaurus RexSmithsonian, April 15, 2014. As the Smithsonian welcomes the arrival of its fossil rex, scientists reveal all that we have yet to learn about this magnificent creature. Mary Schweitzer, marine earth and atmospheric sciences, featured.

Domestic Abuse Linked To Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress ..., University Herald, April 15, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Dynamic wireless charging trials for UK motorwaysEcomento.com, April 15, 2014. NC State study suggested that electric car charging range could be increased from 60 miles to around 300 miles. That’s roughly what the next generation of hydrogen fuel cell cars will achieve.

Domestic Abuse of New Mothers = Mental Health ProblemsPsychCentral.com, April 15, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Think tank challenges Heartbleed handwringing, CSO, April 15, 2014.  Think tank opinion piece that claims the threat from the Heartbleed bug is overblown has sparked a debate among researchers over the seriousness of the OpenSSL flaw. Mark Hoit, information technology, featured.

How to Cook the Perfect Steak (with Science), Live Science, April 15, 2014. Science can help make a steak dinner delicious. Ben Chapman, youth, family and consumer sciences, featured.

Raleigh Hall of Fame inductees announced for 2014, News & Observer, April 15, 2014. Through his leadership at IBM, NC State and throughout the community, Dick Daugherty has positively impacted Raleigh for over forty years. In the 1990s, Mr. Daugherty helped form NC State’s Centennial Campus into a thriving research campus comprised of students, researchers and businesses.

Better health comes from better food workshop offeredThe Randolph Guide, April 15, 2014. Families are getting healthier with the Better Food Better Health nutrition education program provided by NC State Cooperative Extension. Laurie Stevens, cooperative extension, featured.

Cold weather will stick around with new freeze warningNews & Observer, April 15, 2014. Arctic air is expected to bring temperatures at or near freezing for a second night from Wake County to the Tennessee border, meaning farmers and apple growers have a second day to worry. Steve McArtney, horticultural science, and Randy Weisz, crop science, featured.

Study links domestic abuse to mental health problems in new mothers, Science Codex, April 14, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene …Lab Manager Laboratory News, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Genetic background may alter behavior of autism miceSFARI News, April 14, 2014. New study suggests that differences in the background genetics of mouse strains may modify the effects of autism genes.  David Threadgill, biology, featured.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expression, Malaysia Sun, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Human Gene Expression Roadmap CreatedGenetic Engineering News,  April 14, 2014. Researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

How heredity, environment affect gene expression, IANS, April 14, 2014. Researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Antibiotic ‘Smart Bomb’ Can Target Specific Strains of Bacteria, Asian Correspondent, April 14, 2014. NC State researchers have developed a de facto antibiotic “smart bomb” that can identify specific strains of bacteria and sever their DNA.  Chase Beisel, chemical and biomolecular engineering,  and  Rodolphe Barrangou, food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, featured.

Roadmap to narrow down genetic cause of numerous diseases …ANI NEWS, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Study links domestic abuse to mental health problems in new mothersMedical Xpress, April 14, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expressionBioScholar News, April 14, 2014. Researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Key to stronger, more effective antibiotics could be enzyme ‘wrench’Medical News Today, April 14, 2014. New findings from NC State researchers may turn an enzyme that acts as a specialized “wrench” in antibiotic assembly into a set of wrenches that will allow for greater customization, allowing for synthesis of stronger, more adaptable antibiotics. Gavin Williams and Zhixia Ye, chemistry.

Roadmap to narrow down genetic cause of numerous diseases comes closer to reality, Sify, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Innovation Center Helps North Carolina Tackle Tech Challenges, Government Technology, April 14, 2014. The state will launch a new Web branding and interface this fall that was developed in part by NC State students and faculty.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expressionWebindia123, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Unlocked: How heredity, environment affect gene expressionNewKerala.com, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

What to do if you didn’t get into your dream college, News & Observer, April 14, 2014. Colleges have commenced sending acceptance letters to high school seniors. Thomas Griffin, admissions, featured.

Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene ..., Bioscience Technology, April 14, 2014. In a new study, researchers have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases. Fred Wright, statistics, featured.

Partner Abuse Before Pregnancy Linked to Baby BluesCounsel & Heal, April 15, 2014. A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. Sarah Desmarais, psychology, featured.

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