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Author: Tracey Peake

Sleeping newborn

Oct 6, 2021

‘Safer’ Chemicals Still Linked to Neurotoxicity, Developmental Effects

A class of chemicals commonly found in everything from toys to home furnishings may pose more of a risk to brain development in children than previously thought. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 30, 2021

Two-Dimensional Hybrid Metal Halide Device Allows Control of Terahertz Emissions

A 2D hybrid metal halide device allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic scheme. 

Liquid metal coated fiber

Sep 28, 2021

Liquid Metal Coating Creates Effective Antiviral, Antimicrobial Fabric

A liquid gallium-based antiviral and antimicrobial fabric coating eradicated 99% of several common pathogens within five minutes. 

Sep 23, 2021

Vaccination Slows Antimicrobial Resistance

A new computer model demonstrates that vaccinations can also slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 22, 2021

Grant Will Fund Climate Resilience Strategies for Frontline Communities in the Carolinas

NC State leads a multi-institutional effort to develop climate resilience solutions in frontline communities in the Carolinas. 

Cute Dog

Sep 15, 2021

Cartilage Resurfacing Implant Reduces Pain, Restores Hip Joint Function in Dogs

A textile-based implant reduced pain and restored hip joint function in dogs with moderate osteoarthritis. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 10, 2021

Neutron Beam More Accurate Probe Than X-ray, Could Also Be Used to Find Physics’ ‘Fifth’ Forces

A neutron beam technique gave researchers more accurate measurements of silicon's properties, and could be used to detect elusive fifth forces, such as dark energy. 

probiotic

Sep 2, 2021

Pre- and Probiotics Keep Intestinal Barriers Strong

Prebiotics and probiotics can do more than just add good bacteria to the gut - they can help keep intestinal barriers strong. 

salmonella colonies

Sep 2, 2021

Researchers Sequence Genome of Drug-Resistant Salmonella Enteritidis Strain That Can Sicken Poultry

Researchers sequenced the genome of a virulent, antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Enteritidis strain. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Aug 19, 2021

Partition Function Zeros are ‘Shortcut’ to Thermodynamic Calculations on Quantum Computers

A new method enables quantum computers to measure the thermodynamic properties of systems by calculating the zeros of the partition function. 

Boxer

Aug 19, 2021

Varying Immune Cell Levels in Canine Brain Tumors Could Provide Therapeutic Targets

High-grade brain tumors in dogs contain more immune cells associated with suppressing immune response than low-grade brain tumors. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 10, 2021

‘Frameshifting’ Therapy for Mast Cell Cancers Reduces Size, Spread

In a mouse model, frameshifting directed at the c-KIT gene reduced mast cell tumor size and prevented infiltration into other organs. 

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.