biological sciences

Oct 1, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Research Aims to Help Catch Child Killers

NC State research will help law enforcement learn more from juvenile and infant remains in order to help bring killers to justice.

Apr 16, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Finding GenX

While searching for sources of bromide in the Cape Fear River watershed nearly five years ago, NC State environmental engineer Detlef Knappe and his team found more than they were looking for: high concentrations of a number of unexpected industrial chemicals in drinking water, including one — GenX — that has entered the popular vernacular in North Carolina.

Mar 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Finding New Drugs, Faster

NC State is launching a drug discovery initiative to reinvigorate the hunt for powerful new drugs.

Jan 29, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bone Experts Offer How-To Video For Forensic Professionals

Researchers have created a how-to video to train forensic practitioners in using bone mineral density to extract more information from human remains.

Jan 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Researchers Find Femur Offers Insight Into Age of Deceased

Forensic researchers have found a more accurate way to assess an individual’s age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur.

Aug 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Technique Expedites Chemical Screening to Prioritize Toxicity Testing

A new technique can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours or more. The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity.

Jul 27, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

NC State, UNC Find New Clues About ALS

NC State and UNC researchers are teaming up to reverse TDP-43 protein aggregation, a hallmark of degenerative diseases like ALS.

Jun 20, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Ancient Skulls Shed Light on Migration in the Roman Empire

Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bear distinct physical differences to one another.

Jun 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Technique Uses Forehead X-Rays to Assess Age of Juvenile Remains

Researchers have developed a technique that can provide an approximate age for juveniles based on a frontal X-ray of the skull.

May 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

Research Yields New Details About Trap-jaw Ants – and They Look Amazing

Trap-jaw ants, with their spring-loaded jaws and powerful stings, are among the fiercest insect predators, but they begin their lives as spiny, hairy, fleshy blobs hanging from the ceiling and walls of an underground nest.

May 4, 2017  |  Events

Alumna Brings Sloth Love to Hunt Library

Zoology alumna Sam Trull, co-founder of The Sloth Institute in Costa Rica, helps raise baby sloths who have lost their mothers and also educates the public about these fascinating creatures.

Mar 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Value of Science is Reflected in Your Everyday Decisions

There’s been a fair amount of discussion recently about the value of science and whether it’s worth supporting.

Mar 10, 2017  |  The Abstract

Why Endocrine Disruptors Are Scary – And What You Can Do About It

A new book aims to explain the nature of endocrine disruptors, why they are so widespread, and how you can protect yourself.

Jan 31, 2017  |  The Abstract

Ahmed Mohamed: From Desert Nomad to Health Researcher

Raised as a nomad in northern Africa, Ahmed Mohamed has found a home in North Carolina helping to solve challenges facing public health.

Aug 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Research Finds Bone Density Affects Size of Bullet Holes

NC State research finds that the density of bones in the skull affects the size of bullet holes in the skull. The finding is useful for law enforcement officials and medical examiners seeking to identify the caliber of firearms that have been used to commit murder.