biology

May 4, 2016

Call of the Wild

Private support at NC State has enabled Sam Freeze to turn his love for wildlife into a career as a conservationist and bat biologist.

Apr 14, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Argues ‘Winner-Winner’ Behavior May Shape Animal Hierarchies

Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants, and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies – from primates to dolphins.

Mar 23, 2016  |  The Abstract

What Do We Really Know About Dino DNA?

Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer explains what we really know about dinosaur DNA.

Mar 23, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

NC State entomologists genetically modify maggots to aid human wound healing.

Mar 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Pregnant T. Rex Could Aid in Dino Sex-Typing

Pregnant T. rex could help paleontologists figure out gender of other meat-eating dinos

Mar 7, 2016  |  The Abstract

Fishing for Insights on Human Health

The spotted gar's ancient genome may hold insights for modern human health

Feb 29, 2016

Block That Pollen

NC State crop scientists move closer to finding pollen blockers that can protect organic corn from contamination by genetically modified corn.

Feb 26, 2016  |  The Abstract

Worth Their Salts – Scientists Call For Freshwater Protections From Salinization

We’ve come a long way in promoting the health of our freshwater sources by regulating chemical waste and other pollutants. Now, some scientists are calling for similar standards for dissolved inorganic salts.

Feb 22, 2016  |  The Abstract

Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing

Over a century ago, the ability to draw was a necessity. No cameras, printers, copiers, or online images - if you wanted to convey information visually, you had to do it yourself. Jennifer Landin explains why those skills are still important.

Feb 11, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

A new imaging technique lets researchers see how DNA is protected at the ends of your chromosomes.