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Tag: biological sciences

faucet with running water

Mar 4, 2020

NC State Receives $7.4 Million From NIEHS to Study PFAS Toxicity, Bioaccumulation and Remediation

NIEHS-funded center at NC State to study environmental, human health effects of PFAS. 

duck-billed dinosaur in prehistoric woodland

Mar 2, 2020

Original Cartilage and Evidence of DNA Preserved in 75 Million-Year-Old Baby Dinosaur

Researchers have found evidence of preserved protein fragments and apparent chromosomes in cartilage from a baby dinosaur. 

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

Feb 7, 2020

High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. 

photo of a skull

Jan 10, 2020

Study: Columbus’ Caribbean ‘Cannibal’ Claims Were Correct

New evidence suggests one of Columbus' tall tales was actually true. 

Bartram's Scrub Hairstreak

Dec 18, 2019

Study: Human Management Helps Rare Plants, Butterflies Survive Hurricane

Managing habitats can help prevent hurricane-driven extinctions of rare butterfly. 

Aye-aye

Oct 21, 2019

Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger

A study led by NC State researchers has discovered the first accessory digit ever found on a primate. 

Common craniofacial landmarks.

Aug 13, 2019

Not Just Genes: Environment Also Shaped Population Variation in First Americans

Genes and environment drove population divergence in first Americans. 

roadmap

Jul 24, 2019

When Science is Sidelined, Uncertainty Reigns

Science is fundamental to effective decision-making and public policy. And uncertainty in science does *not* mean we don’t know enough to make rational and informed choices. 

cup of coffee

Jul 2, 2019

Being Certain About Uncertainty

Most people don't understand uncertainty. Let's talk about that. 

Galagadon

Jan 21, 2019

Ancient Carpet Shark Discovered With ‘Spaceship-Shaped’ Teeth

A small prehistoric shark with spaceship-shaped teeth takes its name from the video game Galaga. 

painting of insects

Dec 12, 2018

College Textbooks Largely Overlook the Most Common Animals

Biology textbooks devote less than 1 percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species. 

Oct 1, 2018

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. 

A faucet and drinking water.

Apr 16, 2018

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

Finding New Drugs, Faster

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

Jan 29, 2018

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.