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Author: Tracey Peake

aerial view of flooded homes and forest

Oct 1, 2020

Arcobacter Abundant in Hurricane Florence Floodwaters

Post-hurricane floodwaters reveal abundance of Arcobacter, an emerging pathogen. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 29, 2020

Vitamin D Deficiency Leads to Obesity, Stunted Growth in Zebrafish

A zebrafish study shows that lack of Vitamin D in early development can lead to obesity and stunted growth. 

Venus

Sep 18, 2020

Why Phosphine in Venus’ Clouds is a Big Deal

Paul Byrne explains why finding phosphine gas on Venus is important, and where we go from here. 

Simulated view of Venus

Sep 17, 2020

Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin

Some of the oldest terrain on Venus could provide insights into the enigmatic planet's geological history. 

Low energy green light starts polymerization process.

Sep 16, 2020

Researchers Discover New Photoactivation Mechanism for Polymer Production

Researchers demonstrate a way to use low-energy, visible light to produce polymer gel objects from pure monomer solutions. 

Aug 13, 2020

Researchers Demonstrate Fundamentally New Approach to Ultrasound Imaging

A simpler technique for creating ultrasound images could make the technology cheaper. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 10, 2020

Knowledge Is Power: Learning More About COVID-19 Can Reduce Your Pandemic Stress

The more people know about COVID-19, the less pandemic-related stress they have. 

Aug 5, 2020

Effective Field Theory: Q&A With Sebastian Koenig

Sebastian Koenig talks about how effective field theory helps nuclear physicists understand the universe. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Jul 22, 2020

Study: Novel PFAS Comprise 24% of Those Measured in Blood of Wilmington, N.C. Residents

Novel PFAS are 24% of total PFAS detected in blood of Wilmington residents. 

painting of a double helix

Jul 16, 2020

Genome Guardians Stop and Reel in DNA to Correct Replication Errors

Two proofreading proteins stop and reel in DNA mismatches to prevent replication errors. 

Cute Dog

Jul 7, 2020

Bartonella rochalimae and Canine Heart Infections

Ed Breitschwerdt talks about the link between a Bartonella strain and health issues - including heart valve infection - in dogs. 

hypertorus

Jun 19, 2020

Teaching Physics to Neural Networks Removes ‘Chaos Blindness’

"Teaching" physics to neural networks helps them adapt to chaos. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Jun 5, 2020

PFAS Present Throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

PFAS is in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, researchers find. 

Dog looking at something off camera

Jun 1, 2020

Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could Be Early Warning System for Human Health

Man’s best friend may also be man’s best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our health. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

May 29, 2020

Metabolite Analysis of ALS Patient Blood Plasma Could Reveal, Rule Out, Possible Biomarkers for Disease

Blood plasma analysis could aid in search for ALS biomarkers.