In this October episode of Audio Abstract we focus - zombie-like - on the brain!
What Is the Epigenome? What is Epigenetics?
Most people know that genetics is the study of genes, but what is epigenetics?
Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change
Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research.
Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again
Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.
City Fish Evolve Different Body Forms Than Country Fish
Some stream fish evolve sleek body shapes in urbanized waters, while others become less streamlined. Biologist Brian Langerhans examines the body shape disparities between city and rural fish.
‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate
Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.
Study Sheds New Light On Antibiotics Produced by Ants
A new study finds some ant species make use of powerful antimicrobial agents – while other ant species produce none at all.
How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes
Termites are "social cockroaches." NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.
Researchers Find Diffusion Plays Unusual Signaling Role in Drosophila Embryos
Research shows that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in the embryos of Drosophila.
More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass
New technique allows researchers to get a more in-depth view of microbial communities.