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Jul 28, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Social Network Research May Boost Prairie Dog Conservation Efforts

Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and […] 

Jul 7, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Science and Cookies: Researchers Tap Into Citizen Science to Shed Light on Ant Diversity

Scientists from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida have combined cookies, citizen science and robust research methods to track the diversity of ant species across the United States, and are now collaborating […] 

Jun 18, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading in Southeastern United States

Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States. […] 

Jun 11, 2014

Rissman to Lead Biological Sciences

Emilie Rissman has been named head of the new Department of Biological Sciences, effective Nov. 1. 

May 12, 2014

Dopamine Turns Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens

The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research from North Carolina State University, […] 

May 7, 2014

NC State’s Standout Scholars

From charting the evolution of galaxies to building the next generation of synthetic molecules, NC State's undergraduate researchers tackle some of the most complex challenges facing society. Meet four of the university's most accomplished young scholars. 

Apr 28, 2014

Urbanization, Higher Temperatures Can Influence Butterfly Emergence Patterns

An international team of researchers has found that a subset of common butterfly species are emerging later than usual in urban areas located in warmer regions, raising questions about how the insects respond to significant […] 

Apr 16, 2014

Expect Relatively Quiet Hurricane Season, NC State Researchers Say

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than in the past 20 years, but still in line with overall averages from 1950 to the present, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. […] 

Apr 13, 2014

Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous […] 

Apr 10, 2014

Enzyme ‘Wrench’ Could Be Key to Stronger, More Effective Antibiotics

Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools. The same is true when you’re building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level. New findings from North Carolina State […]