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Nov 11, 2022

Wastewater, Syndromic COVID-19 Surveillance Are Important Pieces of COVID-Monitoring Toolkit

Wastewater and syndromic surveillance monitoring are useful complements to lab-confirmed case surveillance during a pandemic. 

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Oct 24, 2022

Gestational Exposure to Flame Retardant Alters Brain Development in Rats

Exposure in utero to a common flame retardant altered brain development in newborn rats. 

alligator

Oct 20, 2022

Alligators Exposed to PFAS Show Autoimmune Effects

Some alligators in the Cape Fear river have elevated PFAS blood levels and unhealed or infected lesions. 

Students brainstorm and collaborate in Hunt Library.

Oct 12, 2022

Integrative Sciences Initiative: Fostering Cross-Discipline Collaboration at NC State

The Integrative Sciences Initiative and Integrative Sciences Building will bring together students and scholars across various disciplines to transform STEM research and education. 

Ann Ross, wearing a white lab coat, points to long, neon-colored straws that go through a skeleton.

Oct 10, 2022

Analyzing Murder Cases, Teaching Biology

Biological Sciences Professor Ann Ross examines the remains of humans to help determine how they died. She teaches NC State students how to do the same. 

satellite image of smoke across arctic

Sep 19, 2022

Wildfire Smoke May Have Amplified Arctic Phytoplankton Bloom

Smoke from a Siberian wildfire may have transported enough nitrogen to parts of the Arctic Ocean to amplify a phytoplankton bloom. 

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Sep 12, 2022

Researchers Explore Enzymes That Use a Cation, not Oxygen-Addition, to Drive Reactions

Researchers studied structure and binding mechanisms of Fe/2OG enzymes to explore their potential for use in creating valuable molecules. 

water faucet

Sep 7, 2022

Elevated Cholesterol Found in GenX Exposure Study Participants

Elevated levels of PFAS associated with higher cholesterol in blood of GenX Exposure Study participants. 

Graphic shows process of achieving superflorescence at room temperature.

Aug 29, 2022

‘Naturally Insulating’ Material Emits Pulses of Superfluorescent Light at Room Temperature

Work could lead to the development of faster microchips, neurosensors and quantum computing materials. 

lifelike sculpture of a powerfully built neandertal man with a broad brow, brown hair and beard

Aug 23, 2022

Study of Ancient Skulls Sheds Light on Human Interbreeding With Neandertals

The study supports the hypothesis that much of this interbreeding took place in the region ranging from North Africa to Iraq. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Aug 15, 2022

Statistical Tool Finds ‘Gaps’ in DNA Data Sets Shouldn’t Be Ignored

A simple statistical test could help evolutionary biologists avoid bias in analyses. 

Madhusudan Madhavan holds his diploma at the base of the Belltower.

Jul 27, 2022

Teen Wolfpack: Young Graduate Makes History

It all adds up for applied mathematics major Madhusudan Madhavan, who scores a 4.0 GPA while becoming only the third 16-year-old to earn an NC State degree in the past quarter century. 

PEDM

Jul 1, 2022

When Volcanology and Art Collide

Arianna Soldati talks about a unique collaboration between volcanologists and glass artists. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Jun 13, 2022

Understanding Room Temperature Superconductivity

Lex Kemper discusses attempts to untangle the secrets of superconducting material YBCO. 

Cathrine Hoyo stands in her lab in front of a shelf filled with lab equipment.

Jun 6, 2022

Researchers Examine How Environmental Contaminants Affect Diverse Populations

Cathrine Hoyo is leading a wide-ranging study to learn how environmental contaminants affect liver health in diverse populations.