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Author: Tracey Peake

Apr 22, 2008

NC State Experts Can Address Air Quality Issues, EPA Ozone Recommendations

Researchers at North Carolina State University can explain why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recommended tougher air quality standards for ozone. The EPA commissioned a report from the National Research Council (NRC) to determine the effect of ozone on human health. The NRC report, released today, supports the EPA’s recommendation, and concludes that… 

Apr 16, 2008

NC State Researcher’s HIV Findings May Lead to New Treatment Strategies

In a surprising finding, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that HIV can cause portions of the body’s innate immune system, when stimulated, to actually increase the virus’ replication. The finding could lead to a change in therapeutic strategies for HIV patients. Dr. Gregg Dean, professor of immunopathology at NC State, led the research… 

Apr 9, 2008

Active Hurricane Season Predicted for 2008

According to researchers at North Carolina State University, the 2008 hurricane season looks to be an active one; however, the number of storms that will have the potential to make landfall is close to that for an average year. According to Dr. Lian Xie, professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State, and graduate… 

Apr 3, 2008

Science Olympiad Invites Best and Brightest to Compete at NC State

North Carolina State University will host more than 2,000 rocket-firing, egg-launching, and robot-building students from 150 middle and high schools across the state for the finals of the North Carolina Science Olympiad (NCSO) on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5. 

Apr 3, 2008

Researchers Identify Genes Key to Hormone Production in Plants

Researchers at North Carolina State University have pinpointed a small group of genes responsible for “telling” plants when, where and how to produce a hormone that is key to their development. Their findings shed light on the ways in which hormone production in plants affects both a plant’s growth and its ability to adapt to… 

Mar 20, 2008

NC State Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Promote Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

North Carolina State University has received a four-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to complete Ph.D. degree programs in the fields of biomedical and behavioral sciences. 

Mar 4, 2008

400 Seventh-Grade Girls to Expand Scientific Horizons at NC State

On Wednesday, March 5, more than 400 seventh-grade girls and 100 teachers from 43 N.C. counties will come to North Carolina State University to learn about and do science at the 16th annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. EYH is a one-day event featuring demonstrations and hands-on science experiments designed to get young girls interested… 

Mar 4, 2008

Preserving the Hemlock

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve the imperiled eastern hemlock tree species, researchers from North Carolina State University have successfully located the most genetically diverse populations of the species in the southern portion of its range. They hope that by collecting the seeds from these trees the species–which is suffering both from insect… 

Mar 3, 2008

NC State Researchers Attempt to Preserve Eastern Hemlock from Extinction

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve the imperiled eastern hemlock tree species, researchers from North Carolina State University have successfully located the most genetically diverse populations of the species in the southern portion of its range. They hope that by collecting the seeds from these trees the species–which is suffering both from insect… 

Feb 27, 2008

Cancers in Dogs, Humans Share Same Genetic Basis, Say Researchers

Cancer researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Minnesota have found that humans and dogs share more than friendship and companionship – they also share the same genetic basis for certain types of cancer.  Furthermore, the researchers say that because of the way the genomes have evolved, getting cancer may be inevitable… 

Feb 21, 2008

NC State Will Break Ground on Greek Village Feb. 22

North Carolina State University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Greek Village on Friday, Feb. 22, at 11:15 a.m. 

Feb 8, 2008

NC State to Break Ground on New Greek Village Feb. 22

North Carolina State University will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Greek Village on Friday, Feb. 22, at 11:15 a.m. The ceremony will be held adjacent to the Alpha Delta Pi House at 2309 South Fraternity Court. 

Jan 29, 2008

Rebuilding a Zoo – From 6,000 Miles Away

As Iraq’s Baghdad Zoo regains its popularity with the public, veterinarians from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Zoo are offering advice and assistance via a virtual link to classes and experts both on campus and in the field. 

Jan 11, 2008

NC State’s King Commemoration Set for Jan. 16

North Carolina State University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16. The campus commemoration will take place at noon in Stewart Theatre and will feature Dr. Dwight N. Hopkins, professor of theology at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School. Hopkins, whose work focuses on the ties between religion and… 

Jan 11, 2008

NC State’s King Commemoration Set for Jan. 16

North Carolina State University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16. The campus commemoration will take place at noon in Stewart Theatre and will feature Dr. Dwight N. Hopkins, professor of theology at the University of Chicago’s Divinity School. Hopkins, whose work focuses on the ties between religion and…