Protecting Water Quality
Chris Osburn studies the chemistry of lake ecosystems to gather information that policymakers can use to protect water quality.
Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome
A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how these microbes may relate to primate health.
Making AI ‘Intentional’: a Case Study and New Programming Framework
Computer science researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) game-playing program that exhibits social reasoning and “intentionality.”
Researchers Inadvertently Boost Surface Area of Nickel Nanoparticles for Catalysis
A technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica shells actually fragments the material – creating a small core of oxidized nickel surrounded by smaller satellites.
Researchers Find Diffusion Plays Unusual Signaling Role in Drosophila Embryos
Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.
More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass
New technique allows researchers to get a more in-depth view of microbial communities.
Cancer Immunotherapy Uses Melanin Against Melanoma
Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model.
Study: More Neuroscience Research Articles Are Reporting the Sex of Laboratory Animals
The number of neuroscience research studies reporting the sex of lab animals increased significantly in the current decade, though sex bias remains present.
Libraries Offer New Writing, Editing Tool for Researchers
NCSU Libraries is running a yearlong trial of Overleaf, a program that helps scholars write, edit, format and share drafts of articles, posters, theses and lab reports.
Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership
Agricultural leaders plant their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they mark their commitment to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.