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Jul 29, 2015

The Evolutionary Link Between Diet and Stomach Acidity

Researchers have found that scavengers, or species that eat food at high risk of microbial contamination, have more acidic stomachs. Learn how the new findings relate to human health. 

Jul 22, 2015

Researchers Boost Wireless Power Transfer With Magnetic Field Enhancement

Research shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer – which can be as simple as a copper loop – can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone.  

Jul 20, 2015

Study: the Angelina Jolie Effect on Breast Cancer Screening

Angelina Jolie received widespread media attention in 2013 when she told the public that she’d tested positive for a gene associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and subsequently had a double mastectomy. Now research shows that this publicity did influence some women’s intentions to seek out similar genetic testing. 

Jul 17, 2015

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. 

Jul 17, 2015

Study Finds Metal Foams Capable of Shielding X-rays, Gamma Rays, Neutron Radiation

Research shows lightweight composite metal foams are effective at blocking X-rays, gamma rays and neutron radiation, and are capable of absorbing the energy of high impact collisions. The finding means metal foams hold promise for use in nuclear safety, space exploration and medical technology applications. 

Jul 16, 2015

NC State Board of Trustees Announces Officers and New Members

NC State's Board of Trustees names officers and welcomes new members at its July meeting. 

Jul 13, 2015

Researchers Find Nanowires Have Unusually Pronounced ‘Anelastic’ Properties

Researchers have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity – meaning that the wires, when bent, return slowly to their original shape rather than snapping back quickly. 

Jul 13, 2015

Environmentally Friendly Lignin Nanoparticle ‘Greens’ Silver Nanobullet to Battle Bacteria

Technique combines silver with lignin to create effective and environmentally benign nanobullets. 

Jul 10, 2015

Early Lead Exposure Affects Gene Expression Throughout Life

NC State researchers links between lead exposure in children and alterations in regulatory regions of genes critical in growth regulation and brain development.  

Jul 7, 2015

Finding an Off Switch in Wood Formation

NC State findings about a pathway in plant development could lead to improvements in biofuel, pulp and paper production.