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itchy skin

Oct 19, 2023

BNP Peptide a Culprit in Eczema

A tiny peptide known as BNP plays a big role in activating eczema's itch. 

European Swift

Oct 16, 2023

Mimicking a Bird’s Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels

A small bird's nest-making inspires a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels. 

scud, mayfly and snail

Oct 5, 2023

Consistent Metabolism May Prove Costly for Insects in Saltier Water

Metabolism could explain why some freshwater insects struggle in saltier water. 

woolly adelgid

Sep 18, 2023

Canopy Gaps Help Eastern Hemlock Outlast Invasive Insect

Gaps in the forest canopy help eastern hemlocks withstand infestation by the woolly adelgid. 

Ai image of brain

Aug 31, 2023

An ‘Introspective’ AI Finds Diversity Improves Performance

An AI that can learn how it learns chooses a diverse neural network to solve problems. 

Cute Dog

Jun 28, 2023

A Dog’s Breed Can Affect Pain Sensitivity, But Not Necessarily The Way Your Vet May Think

Different dog breeds do have different pain tolerances - and the differences don't always match what veterinarians and the public think. 

Woofus does a gait test

Jun 27, 2023

Slow Walking Could Be Sign of Dementia in Older Dogs

Dogs who slow down physically also slow down mentally. 

water wave

May 3, 2023

Studying Fundamentals of Water as a Solvent Could Lead to Greener Cellulose-Based Products

Water can change its solubility characteristics depending upon what it interacts with. 

An aerial photo shows a hurricane forming on one of Earth's oceans

Apr 13, 2023

NC State Researchers Predict Normal Hurricane Season

Researchers predict 11 to 15 named storms in the Atlantic basin for 2023. 

Enzyme protein structures

Mar 13, 2023

The Right Cocktail of Gut Enzymes Can Stop C. diff in its Tracks

Understanding the interaction between enzymes from "good" bacteria like lactobacillus and the gut environment will enable us to design probiotics that inhibit C. diff. 

Baxter the horse

Feb 27, 2023

Compression Treatment Could Relieve Horses’ Painful Swollen Limbs

By adapting a human technology, researchers could help horses suffering from swollen limbs. 

white blood cell

Feb 15, 2023

PFAS Can Suppress White Blood Cells’ Ability to Destroy Invaders

GenX can suppress some white blood cells' ability to kill invaders. 

Campus gateway sign reading NC State University

Feb 13, 2023

Chiral Phonons Create Spin Current Without Needing Magnetic Materials

Chiral phonons can convert wasted heat into spin - without needing magnetic materials to do it. 

A graphic shows the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Graphic by the CDC.

Jan 11, 2023

Researchers Fix ‘Fundamental Flaw,’ Improving Pandemic Prediction Model

By modifying an existing pandemic model, researchers substantially improved its accuracy in predicting disease spread. 

Globorataloides hexagonus shell recovered from a deep-sea sediment core in the tropical Pacific ocean

Jan 4, 2023

Map of Ancient Ocean ‘Dead Zones’ Could Predict Future Locations, Impacts

A map of ancient oceanic "dead zones" could help us plan for the future as the Earth grows warmer.