The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Jun 14, 2018  |  The Abstract

Six 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.

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.