Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan
Why do females outlive males? For fruit flies, the answer can be found in the expression of an important metabolism gene.
80-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Collagen Confirmed
Researchers have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus.
Phytotron Stands Test of Time
Built in 1968, NC State's Phytotron in Gardner Hall remains one of the world's largest plant research centers.
When Neurons Are ‘Born’ Impacts Olfactory Behavior in Mice
Neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior.
Keratin and Melanosomes Preserved in 130-Million-Year-Old Bird Fossil
Researchers have found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation in a 130-million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen.
Let’s Subtract Zika
Alun Lloyd, professor of mathematics and director of the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Biomedicine and the Biomathematics Graduate Program at NC State, is developing mathematical models to describe the spread of infections.
Original Dinosaur Claw Sheath Proteins Preserved for 75 Million Years
Researchers find original proteins in a 75 million-year-old dinosaur's claw sheath.
Study Highlights Diversity of Arthropods Found in Homes Across the United States – From Swabs of Dust
Researchers used DNA testing and citizen science to create an “atlas” that shows the range and diversity of arthropods found in homes across the continental United States.
Research Associates Some Pesticides With Respiratory Wheeze in Farmers
New research connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway problems.
Expanding Outreach to Support Bees and Other Pollinators
A lot of people want to know what they can do to help bees – and a new initiative at NC State is aimed at helping to meet that demand.
Personality Changes Can Affect Fish Body Shape, Locomotion
NC State study shows that personality can be linked to other seemingly unrelated traits.
Database Helps Researchers Connect Exposures to Health Effects, Compare Diseases for Treatment
Database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.
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.
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.
What Do We Really Know About Dino DNA?
Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer explains what we really know about dinosaur DNA.