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Author: Tracey Peake

NC State gateway at sunset

Jul 28, 2021

Study: Gene Associated with Autism Linked to Itch Response

A gene associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and pain hypersensitivity may actually decrease itch response 

Gray Wolf

Jul 20, 2021

DNA Assay Aids in Identifying and Protecting North American Wolves, Coyotes

A commercially available DNA assay could aid authorities in preserving protected wolf and coyote species. 

mosquitofish

Jul 7, 2021

Human-Driven Habitat Change Leads to Physical, Behavioral Change in Mosquitofish

Human-caused habitat change drives changes in behavior and brain size in Bahamian mosquitofish. 

Venus

Jun 21, 2021

‘Pack Ice’ Tectonics Reveal Venus’ Geological Secrets

Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion that could mean the planet is still geologically active. 

superfluorescence

Jun 21, 2021

Common Perovskite Superfluoresces at High Temperatures

A common perovskite's superfluorescent properties may make it useful for quantum computing. 

Nanodecoys bind with SARS-CoV-2 virus

Jun 17, 2021

‘Nanodecoy’ Therapy Binds and Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Nanodecoys can bind to SARS-CoV-2, helping clear the virus faster. 

Venus

Jun 14, 2021

NASA is returning to Venus to learn how it became a hot poisonous wasteland

Paul Byrne on why exploring Venus is vital to understanding the past - and possibly the future - of Earth 

X-ray of golf ball inside a snake

May 11, 2021

Saving Snakes From Spherical Snacks

Greg Lewbart talks to The Abstract about snakes, golf balls, and surgical versus non-surgical options. 

C. oblonga

May 10, 2021

Invasive Species Alters Marine Community, Interferes in Recovery Following Natural Disasters

Clavelina oblonga is an invasive species that reduces diversity in marine fouling communities and interferes with post-disaster recovery. 

Hurricane Dorian, 2019

Apr 29, 2021

Model Could Create Hurricane Forecasts up to 18 Months in Advance

A new model incorporates machine learning and could enable longer-range hurricane forecasts. 

A satellite image of the North Atlantic with 5 active hurricanes on September 14.

Apr 14, 2021

2021 Hurricane Season Will Be Active, NC State Researchers Predict

There will be 15 to 18 named storms developing in the Atlantic basin this year, researchers predict. 

auto assembly line

Apr 13, 2021

Researchers Streamline Molecular Assembly Line to Design, Test Drug Compounds

Researchers have fine-tuned the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics. 

stent in blood vessel

Apr 5, 2021

Reopen and Regenerate: Exosome-Coated Stent Heals Vascular Injury, Repairs Damaged Tissue

Exosome-coated stent can prevent reopened blood vessels from narrowing, deliver regenerative therapies to damaged tissue. 

A stack of green money

Apr 1, 2021

Why Did Some State Tax Revenues Increase During the Pandemic?

A combination of progressive income tax rates and COVID-19 restrictions could explain why some states' tax revenues increased last year. 

A graphic shows the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Graphic by the CDC.

Mar 24, 2021

3 Common Antiviral Drugs Potentially Effective Against COVID-19

Three commonly used antiviral and antimalarial drugs are effective in vitro at preventing replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.