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Jul 20, 2017

Knappe: Home Reverse Osmosis Systems Show Success Removing GenX, Other Compounds

The researcher who authored the study that revealed the threat of the chemical compound GenX in the Cape Fear River and the area’s drinking water says some home treatment systems show success in removing those toxins from tap water. Dr. […]

Jul 20, 2017

Raleigh’s Social House Vodka Raises $1.7M to Create National Brand

Where they lacked the chemistry experience to craft a vodka, they leaned on food scientists at NC State University. And where they lacked the knowledge to produce liquor and operate a factory, they leaned on vice president of operations Bill […]

Jul 20, 2017

How will we keep controversial gene drive technology in check?

Several more projects explicitly focus on gene drive applications: A group at UC Riverside led by molecular biologist Omar Akbari will try to document the genetic diversity of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and test ways to limit or reverse gene […]

Jul 20, 2017

Shedding light on an emerging infectious disease

It lives in the lining of blood vessels and is transmitted to people mostly by fleas or ticks or lice, causing an array of diseases in both humans and animals. That much was known about the bacterium Bartonella. A new […]

Jul 20, 2017

Study shows dairy industry should focus on milk nutritional value

Researchers at North Carolina State University said a study on consumer perceptions of milk shows the industry should focus on the nutrition value of milk, and educating consumers about milk.

Jul 19, 2017

Psychology Teachers Turned Their Classroom Into A Study About The Best Way To Fight Fake News

Lead study author Anne Collins McLaughlin, an associate professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, believes that this kind of limited view is a mistake, given how much critical thinking has in common with the scientific method. “We talk […]

Jul 19, 2017

Harris amendment imperils Maryland offshore wind project

The legislation comes after Ocean City officials protested that views of the turbines from its beaches and coastal condominiums would spoil the resort’s tourism industry. “This will make it so when you go to Ocean City, Maryland, you don’t have red […]

Jul 19, 2017

New report proposes strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of endocrine disruptors

“The systematic review examples demonstrate how these approaches could be used in a strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of EACs and also to identify lessons learned that could help EPA employ these methods successfully,” said David Dorman, professor of toxicology […]

Jul 19, 2017

How to look after your pets in thunder and lightning

There are several steps you can take to reassure your pet and help keep it calm during the next storm. Barbara Sherman, from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, recommends taking a preemptive approach by showering your dog […]

Jul 19, 2017

This glove costs less than $100 and will translate sign language

“It’s a big deal. … This will certainly facilitate communications,” said Yong Zhu, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University who also researches stretchable electronics. Because of its low cost, that sort of device […]