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Nov 23, 2015

NC State Statistician Wilson Named AAAS Fellow

Statistics professor Dr. Alyson Wilson has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Nov 19, 2015

Study Provides More Evidence Irish Potato Famine-Causing Pathogen Originated in South America

NC State spud sleuth Jean Ristaino finds more evidence that the pathogen responsible for Ireland's potato famine in the 1840s originated in South America. 

Nov 18, 2015

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. 

Nov 17, 2015

Baliga to be Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

B. Jayant Baliga will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, adding to a string of laurels that have seen him lauded from the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion to the White House. 

Nov 17, 2015

NC State Completes Healthier Initiative Early

NC State completes healthier campus initiative goals two years ahead of schedule. 

Nov 16, 2015

New Tech Helps Handlers Monitor Health, Well-Being of Guide Dogs

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers has developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine companions. 

Nov 11, 2015

Researchers Detail How to Control Shape, Structure of DNA and RNA

NC State researchers have used computational modelling to shed light on precisely how charged gold nanoparticles influence the structure of DNA and RNA – which may lead to new techniques for manipulating these genetic materials. 

Nov 10, 2015

Researchers Find Way to Create Wide Variety of New Holograms

Researchers have developed techniques that can be used to create ideal geometric phase holograms for any kind of optical pattern – a significant advance over the limitations of previous techniques. The holograms can be used to create new types of displays, imaging systems, telecommunications technology and astronomical instruments. 

Nov 9, 2015

Researchers Find Way to Make Metals Stronger Without Sacrificing Ductility

Researchers have developed a technique to make titanium stronger without sacrificing any of the metal’s ductility – a combination that no one has achieved before. The researchers believe the technique could also be used for other metals, and the advance has potential applications for creating more energy-efficient vehicles. 

Nov 4, 2015

Urban Environments Boost Pathogen Pressure on Honey Bees

Researchers have found that urban environments increase pathogen abundance in honey bees and reduce their survival. The finding raises significant questions as urban areas continue to grow at the expense of rural environments, and urban beekeeping becomes more popular.