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Nov 23, 2015

NC State Statistician Wilson Named AAAS Fellow

Statistics professor Dr. Alyson Wilson has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

Nov 16, 2015

2015-16 Faculty Scholars Named

Chancellor Randy Woodson announces this year’s University Faculty Scholars, high-performing faculty members recognized for their significant achievements in scholarship, teaching and service. 

Oct 27, 2015

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea

A new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea shows that when these particles interact, the transition from quasiparticle to bound molecule in a polarized two-dimensional system is smooth. 

Oct 5, 2015

True Colors: Using Molecular Analysis to Clarify Dino Color Claims

Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer wants to see colleagues use of molecular analysis and other technologically advanced tools to confirm claims about dino color. 

Sep 24, 2015

The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage

Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture. 

Sep 16, 2015

Researchers Isolate Possible Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers; Find Biomarker Loads Can Vary With Disease Stage

Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV. In a surprising finding, the researchers […] 

Aug 31, 2015

Tail As Old As Time: How Ankylosaur Tail Evolved

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.