The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Jun 28, 2018  |  The Abstract

6 Expressions Say it All: Language Variation in the Tar Heel State

Six expressions that highlight North Carolina’s unique language tradition.

Jun 27, 2018  |  The Abstract

Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro

Compound holds promise for controlling C. difficile infections without affecting other bacteria in the gut.

Jun 26, 2018

10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

Ten of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina.

Jun 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections.

Jun 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

7 Fascinating NC Arthropods (That You’ve Never Heard Of)

Meet seven little critters that live around North Carolina -- and that you've probably never noticed.

Jun 20, 2018  |  The Abstract

5 (Not So Pretty) Fun Fish to Catch (and Eat) in North Carolina

These NC fish species aren't much to look at -- but they are fun to catch (and good to eat).

Jun 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

6 Must-See 21st Century Documentaries About Life in North Carolina

Six memorable documentaries, released within the past 20 years, that capture the spirit of NC.

Jun 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

6 Ways North Carolina Will Be Different in 2050

The year 2050 seems distant, but it really isn’t. NC State economist Mike Walden predicts six ways North Carolina will change in the coming decades.

Jun 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

4 of North Carolina’s Oddest Pollinators (They Aren’t Bees)

An NC State entomologist lists four of North Carolina's oddest pollinators.

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.