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May 27, 2015

Designing Clinical Trials for Personalized Cancer Treatments

A $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help researchers from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University design clinical trials for personalized cancer treatments. 

May 21, 2015

Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election

Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students. 

May 19, 2015

Fisheries, Society and Sustainability: A Q&A With Stefano Longo

What happens when part of the ecosystem becomes a commodity? Stefano Longo explores this and other questions in his new book on fisheries and environmental sociology. 

May 13, 2015

New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA

The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, with help from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, is looking at the link between genetic variation and gene expression, to figure out how genetic variation impacts disease. 

May 11, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Warren Sconiers

Entomologist Warren Sconiers has traveled from southern California to Texas to North Carolina in his pursuit of better understanding the relationship between insects and the environment. 

May 7, 2015

This Is What Science Looks Like at NC State: April Hamblin

Entomology student April Hamblin explains how her love of books evolved into a desire to study and understand the natural world. 

May 6, 2015

Spirits Rejoice! A Musician and Scholar Talks About Jazz, Religion, and American Culture

Religion professor and jazz musician Jason Bivins talks about his new book that explores the links between religion, jazz and American culture. 

May 5, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees

Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species. 

May 4, 2015

Outfitting First Responders

NC State textile researchers are creating next-generation uniforms for EMTs and firefighters.  

Apr 30, 2015

Why, and How, Computational Research is Changing Materials Science

To stay competitive, businesses and governments are constantly looking for materials that will open the door to new technologies or sources of energy. And computational research is key to developing those new materials.