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Aug 26, 2015

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

Scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States. The work relied on advanced technologies and scientific expertise from multiple disciplines, but none of it would have been possible without one critical resource – a group of non-scientists who wanted to be part of making a discovery. 

Aug 21, 2015

How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material

Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.  

Aug 19, 2015

Female Mosquitofish Genitalia Evolve in Response to Predators, Interbreeding

When female mosquitofish in the Bahamas say no, they mean it. 

Aug 13, 2015

When Fruit Flies Get Sick, Their Offspring Become More Diverse

When fruit flies are attacked by parasites or bacteria they respond by producing offspring with greater genetic variability, evening the next generation's odds of survival. 

Jul 29, 2015

The Evolutionary Link Between Diet and Stomach Acidity

Researchers have found that scavengers, or species that eat food at high risk of microbial contamination, have more acidic stomachs. Learn how the new findings relate to human health. 

Jul 20, 2015

The Ecology of the Future and the Future of Ecology

Biologists are trying to understand the impact of global climate change while also working with college students from underrepresented groups to help shape the future of ecology research. 

Jul 10, 2015

Early Lead Exposure Affects Gene Expression Throughout Life

NC State researchers links between lead exposure in children and alterations in regulatory regions of genes critical in growth regulation and brain development.  

Jun 15, 2015

Good News for Combating the Spread of Norovirus

A new finding from NC State researchers shows that an age-old commodity may be a new tool in combating norovirus. 

Jun 10, 2015

Moa Proteins, Moa Information

Extinct flightless bird helps molecular paleontologists learn more about protein preservation in fossils. 

Jun 8, 2015

The Butterfly Effect: Insect’s Wings Key to Azalea Pollination

Butterfly wings, not bees, are key to pollinating certain azalea species, an NC State researcher finds.