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Feb 11, 2016

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

A new imaging technique lets researchers see how DNA is protected at the ends of your chromosomes. 

Feb 10, 2016

NC State Backs Effort to Advance Equity in Research

NC State is part of a growing national initiative committed to advancing research on women and girls of color. 

Feb 9, 2016

Duplicate DNA a Hallmark of Tick Genome

What makes the tick, well, tick? NC State researchers involved in sequencing the pest's genome find a number of answers. 

Feb 3, 2016

Mixed Signals: Study Finds Insect Species Use Very Different Chemicals to Identify Queens

It had been thought that all ants, wasps and other eusocial insects used a common class of chemical compounds to distinguish queens from workers and other members of their colonies or hives. But new research finds that there is significant variation in these chemical signals, even between closely related species. 

Feb 3, 2016

Researchers Discover New Phase of Boron Nitride and a New Way to Create Pure c-BN

NC State researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride (Q-BN), which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride (c-BN) at ambient temperatures and air pressure, which has a suite of applications, including the development of advanced power grid technologies. 

Feb 3, 2016

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Avat Shekoofa

How a chance encounter with an NC State professor brought a researcher from Kurdistan to Raleigh in order to study the genetics of drought tolerance in crops. 

Feb 2, 2016

Researchers Sequence Bedbug Genome, Find Unique Features

Entomologist Coby Schal leads effort to reveal the genomic blueprint behind the bedbug's reviled characteristics. 

Feb 2, 2016

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

NC State archaeology researchers are helping us understand how climate change affected prehistoric societies. 

Feb 2, 2016

Antiperspirant Alters the Microbial Ecosystem on Your Skin

Wearing antiperspirant or deodorant doesn’t just affect your social life, it substantially changes the microbial life that lives on you. 

Jan 29, 2016

NC State Expert on Zika Virus Available

Entomologist Michael Reiskind can help reporters who have questions about the Zika virus.