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Aug 31, 2015

Tail As Old As Time – Researchers Trace Ankylosaur’s Tail Evolution

How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? Researchers traced the evolution of the ankylosaur’s distinctive tail, finding that the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of the tail followed. 

Aug 21, 2015

How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material

Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.  

Aug 13, 2015

When Fruit Flies Get Sick, Their Offspring Become More Diverse

When fruit flies are attacked by parasites or bacteria they respond by producing offspring with greater genetic variability, evening the next generation's odds of survival. 

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.  

Jun 25, 2015

MARCKS Protein May Help Protect Brain Cells From Age Damage

The MARCKS protein may play an important role in protecting barrier cells in the brain from damage due to aging. 

Jun 10, 2015

Moa Proteins, Moa Information

Extinct flightless bird helps molecular paleontologists learn more about protein preservation in fossils. 

Jun 8, 2015

The Butterfly Effect: Insect’s Wings Key to Azalea Pollination

Butterfly wings, not bees, are key to pollinating certain azalea species, an NC State researcher finds. 

May 27, 2015

Designing Clinical Trials for Personalized Cancer Treatments

A $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help researchers from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University design clinical trials for personalized cancer treatments. 

May 13, 2015

New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA

The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, with help from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, is looking at the link between genetic variation and gene expression, to figure out how genetic variation impacts disease. 

May 1, 2015

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

A new study looks for links between individuals' chemical sensitivity and genetic differences.