The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Oct 12, 2017  |  The Abstract

Tracing Subglacial Water Storage

Some 70 percent of the world’s population consumes water that has glacial input, so it’s important to understand how these icy giants operate.

Oct 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

The transformation of the NC economy will likely mean big changes for everything from the state’s education system to the way it levies taxes.

Oct 5, 2017  |  The Abstract

Pass It On: Bacteria Can Spread Antibiotic Resistance Through Soil

Antibiotic resistance can be passed between bacteria in the environment, including in the soil.

Oct 2, 2017  |  The Abstract

Recluse or Not? Scientists Use Twitter to Tackle Spider Questions

Don't panic! Scientists want to use social media to help folks learn more about brown recluses (and their lookalike spider kin).

Oct 2, 2017  |  The Abstract

Stranded Cetacean? There’s an App for That

Introducing WhaleScale, the cetacean weight calculating app for iPhone.

Sep 28, 2017  |  The Abstract

Signal Flare – How Heart Muscle Cells Protect Themselves From Viral Invaders

The heart has a unique way to protect itself from viral invasion – a chemical first alert system that warns cells to arm themselves.

Sep 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized DNA replication for an entire plant genome.

Sep 13, 2017

Who Wins? Outcomes of Olympic-sized Events

Do events like the Olympics bring the positive attention, new infrastructure and lasting local benefits that countries use to justify the costs? NC State professor Jason Bocarro examines the legacies of mega events.

Sep 12, 2017  |  The Abstract

Nothing But the Tooth – What Dental Remains from Homo naledi Can Tell Us

What can dental development in Homo naledi fossils tell us about their evolution and the evolution of Homo sapiens?

Sep 11, 2017

Study Examines Cross-Species Interactions

A new study shows the ways differing species interact at the molecular level.