The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Jun 7, 2018  |  The Abstract

Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies

NC State researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a devastating livestock pest species. What they found could have important implications for genetic pest control.

May 24, 2018

A Better B1 Building Block

A B1 precursor called cHET can be easily taken up and used in extremely small concentrations by phytoplankton and plants.

May 24, 2018  |  The Abstract

It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food

Warm weather means picnics and outdoor get-togethers. Here are some tips on how to avoid making your friends and loved ones barf this summer.

May 23, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Frequent Hurricanes Change Estuarial Ecosystems

Increased hurricane frequency can lead to increased algal blooms, fish kills and dead zones in estuaries.

May 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

Researcher to Study GenX Exposure in Cape Fear Fish, Alligators

NC State toxicologist will study GenX exposure in striped bass, catfish and alligators that inhabit the Cape Fear river watershed.

May 17, 2018  |  The Abstract

More Education About Pet Toxins Needed, Study Finds

A recent survey conducted by NC State veterinary pharmacists found that there’s still a lot of confusion regarding which foods, plants and medications can be toxic to pets.

May 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Fascination and Delight: Q&A With Marsha Gordon, Co-Director of ‘Rendered Small’

How a film studies professor made a documentary about the smallest town in North Carolina.

Apr 26, 2018  |  The Abstract

Scratching the Surface of Itch

Santosh Mishra talks with the Abstract about the basics of itching and his latest research project.

Apr 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

What the Nose Knows

A team of researchers at NC State put the olfactory prowess of dogs to a new test – whether dogs can reliably detect certain forms of cancer.

Apr 19, 2018  |  The Abstract

Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science

A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species.