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Aug 27, 2015

House dust reveals gender, location and presence of pets

A recent study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and NC State has suggested that the dust microbes in the house predict the geographical location of the house, the gender of the occupants […] 

Aug 28, 2015

Dust In Your House Can Give Away Your Secrets: Study

NC State and University of Colorado, Boulder, launched a study to collect indoor and outdoor dust as part of a citizen science effort known as Wild Life of Our Homes. The study found that ordinary dust […] 

Aug 28, 2015

Dust reveals your home’s secrets

With the launch of Wild Life of Our Homes, a citizen science project that asked people to collect indoor and outdoor dust samples from their homes, researchers found that we live in a microbial zoo, […] 

Aug 28, 2015

Researchers use DNA ‘nanoclews’ to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal […] 

Aug 28, 2015

Researchers use DNA ‘clews’ to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

Researchers from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal […] 

Aug 28, 2015

Fracking may lead to decline in visitation in public parks

Tourism, recreation, and sport management researchers from NC State, University of Florida, and Florida State University aimed to explore the extent—if any—to which hydraulic fracturing in or around public parks may influence continued visitation and […] 

Aug 28, 2015

Jellyfishlike Creature Invasion Leaves Outer Banks Beachgoers Mystified

An expert from NC State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) says the appearance of porpita porpita, or blue buttons, washing up on Outer Banks beaches is due to winds from offshore storms. Craig Harms, CMAST, featured. 

Aug 26, 2015

Turns out dust in your home reveals more about you than just cleaning habits

Scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder and NC State analysed the dust found in 1,200 households across the US and discovered that household dust contains 9,000 different species of microbes, including bacteria and fungi. 

Aug 26, 2015

In Case You Forgot, There Are Mites Living on Your Face

According to NC State researchers, nearly every American adult plays host to the mites. They live in our hair follicles and sebaceous glands and occasionally like to stroll across our face. Megan Thoemmes and Rob Dunn, biological […] 

Aug 26, 2015

You don’t even want to know what’s in your dust

Researchers analyzed household dust from all over the country and found that the type and amount of fungi and bacteria in our homes depends on where exactly we live and who we share our space with. […]