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.
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 – currently, the most efficient polymer-based […]
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 nature produces elements. Since there’s […]
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.
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.
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).
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.
Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea
A new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea shows that when these particles interact, the transition from quasiparticle to bound molecule in a polarized two-dimensional system is smooth.
True Colors: Using Molecular Analysis to Clarify Dino Color Claims
Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer wants to see colleagues use of molecular analysis and other technologically advanced tools to confirm claims about dino color.
The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage
Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture.