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Feb 28, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Create More Complete Picture of Freshwater Toxic Algal Blooms

A two-year study of North Carolina’s Jordan Lake found that multiple cyanotoxins from toxic algal blooms are present year-round, albeit in very low concentrations.

Feb 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate

Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.

Feb 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

Bed bugs may soon be considered more than a nuisance pest. New research shows that bed bugs produce a lot of histamines that trigger allergic reactions in humans, and that these histamines don't go away for long periods of time - even if the bed bugs are eliminated.

Feb 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Ethics Committee Aims to Help Veterinarians Navigate Complex Care Situations

A first-of-its-kind veterinary medical ethics committee will aid care providers navigating care goals and quality of life issues.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes

Termites are "social cockroaches." NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.

Feb 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures

Researchers aim to reduce “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures.

Jan 16, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail Weaponry Is Rare

The evolution of tail weaponry in Ankylosaurus and Stegosaurus required a ‘perfect storm’ of traits that aren’t seen in living animals, which is why tail weaponry is rare even in the fossil record.

Jan 10, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Cardiac stem cells 'decorated' with nanovesicles find heart attack injury sites and stay there, enhancing treatment's effectiveness.

Jan 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Radiation Therapy Algorithm Could Substantially Reduce Side Effects, Maintain Effect Against Tumors

New mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments could reduce patient side effects while delivering the same results as conventional radiation therapy.

Dec 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Get a Little Closer: Moth Females Use Scent Proximity to Attract Mates

Female moths with an ineffective pheromone blend can use proximity to better-smelling females to attract mates.