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Feb 11, 2016

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

A new imaging technique lets researchers see how DNA is protected at the ends of your chromosomes. 

Jan 21, 2016

Molecular-like Photochemistry From Semiconductor Nanocrystals

New research takes a nanoparticle excited state with a lifetime of tens of nanoseconds and extends it, making it possible to do chemistry with excitons. 

Jan 14, 2016

Oh, Snap! What Snapping Shrimp Sound Patterns Reveal

The tiny snapping shrimp's noisy habits could play a big role in reef ecology. 

Jan 6, 2016

Antibiotics Pave Way for C. Diff Infections

New research finds that bile acids which are altered by bacteria normally living in the large intestine inhibit the growth of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff

Dec 11, 2015

Domain Size and Purity Key to Efficient Organic Solar Cells

As solar energy becomes more popular, the drive to create more efficient, less expensive solar cells increases. Solar energy is abundant, but the devices we use to collect that energy have an efficiency problem – […] 

Dec 3, 2015

Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei in Stars

Alpha particles, or helium nuclei, play a key role in the synthesis of elements such as carbon and oxygen within stars. An accurate description of alpha particles and their interactions is key to understanding how […] 

Dec 2, 2015

5 Questions About Neutrinos

NC State physicists Chris Gould, Albert Young and Diane Markoff, with graduate student Jason Messimore, were part of a team of nearly 100 physicists who won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Read more about their fascinating work in detecting and studying the elusive neutrino. 

Dec 1, 2015

Researchers Confirm Original Blood Vessels in 80 Million-Year-Old Fossil

Researchers confirm that blood vessel-like structures in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur fossil are original blood vessels, not biofilms or other contaminants. 

Nov 23, 2015

NC State Statistician Wilson Named AAAS Fellow

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

Nov 19, 2015

CMI Focuses on Translational Medicine

The newly established Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) wants to make it easier to translate basic research into clinical applications that will improve the health of both people and animals.