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Jul 1, 2015

Remember the Alamo… and its overlooked history of racism

“Remember the Alamo,” the famous saying goes—but how you remember is just as important. According to an NC State historian who has written a book about the myths and the reality of the Alamo, the […] 

Jul 1, 2015

New Insulin Patch Monitors Blood Sugar, Keeps Diabetes In Check

Researchers have developed a device that may easily assist in both checking insulin and providing it to the afflicted at the same time. Zhen Gu, biomedical engineering, featured. 

Jul 1, 2015

Race and Gender Shape Views of Science in Surprising

Experts say America has a GMO gender gap: Women are much less likely than men to believe that genetically modified foods are safe to eat. Steven Greene, political science, featured. 

Jul 2, 2015

Cats Are City Slickers

New study suggests that cats may be city slickers that rarely venture out into the wilderness. George Hess, forestry & environmental resources, featured. 

Jul 2, 2015

Artificial pancreas will make syringes obsolete for Type 1 Diabetics

Researchers have created a patch with tiny needles that can deliver much needed insulin more effectively compared to a conventional injection. Zhen Gu, biomedical engineering, featured. 

Jul 2, 2015

Why the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership Matters

Culturally, we value male leadership above female, and NC State research shows evidence of the dispartity. In a study, college students in an online class rated the professors they thought were male much higher than the […] 

Jul 2, 2015

A Toxic Legacy

Workers didn’t know their jobs in electronics manufacturing could harm their children. Emilie Rissman, biology, featured. 

Jul 2, 2015

Genetic Studies Reveal a Tree’s History to Ensure its Future

To keep the ponderosa pine standing tall, researchers are looking for answers in its genes. Kevin Potter, forestry & environmental resources, featured. 

Jul 2, 2015

It stinks, it’s dangerous and it’s in Lake Gaston

NC State experts says lyngbya, primitive form of blue-green algae that lives in salt and freshwater, stinks; it’s dangerous and it’s in Lake Gaston. Justin Nawrocki, crop science, featured. 

Jul 1, 2015

A simple device could get rid of one of the most frustrating parts of living with diabetes

Researchers have created a patch that can – at least in diabetic mice – deliver insulin more effectively than a conventional injection for up to nine hours. Zhen Gu, biomedical engineering, featured.