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Aug 31, 2015

Tail As Old As Time – Researchers Trace Ankylosaur’s Tail Evolution

How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? Researchers traced the evolution of the ankylosaur’s distinctive tail, finding that the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of the tail followed. 

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. 

Aug 11, 2015

‘Our Three Winners’ Scholarships Awarded

Six students receive scholarships established to honor the legacy of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. 

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 17, 2015

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile deep off the North Carolina coast. Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date to the American Revolution. 

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 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.