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The world of itch.

Apr 7, 2020

Common Protein in Skin Can ‘Turn On’ Allergic Itch

A common protein can "turn on" itch neurons in skin, but blocking the signal can relieve itch. 

Mar 30, 2020

Drug Used to Treat Liver Disease Also Affects C. diff Life Cycle, Reduces Inflammation in Mice

A commonly used drug for treating liver disease can also reduce inflammation from C. diff infection in mice. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Feb 28, 2020

Inhalation Therapy Shows Promise Against Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice, Rats

Lung stem cell secretions can help repair lung injuries due to pulmonary fibrosis in mice and rats. 

mathematician cynthia vinzant

Feb 20, 2020

Mathematician Cynthia Vinzant Named Sloan Research Fellow

Cynthia Vinzant, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship in Mathematics. 

view of university gateway sign from ground up.

Feb 7, 2020

High Levels of PFAS Affect Immune, Liver Functions in Cape Fear River Striped Bass

Researchers have found elevated levels of 11 per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in the blood of Cape Fear River striped bass. 

Bartram's Scrub Hairstreak

Dec 18, 2019

Study: Human Management Helps Rare Plants, Butterflies Survive Hurricane

Managing habitats can help prevent hurricane-driven extinctions of rare butterfly. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Nov 12, 2019

Flame-Retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole

Early life exposure to a common flame-retardant increases anxiety and affects socioemotional behaviors in prairie voles. 

NC State's belltower with the rising sun

Oct 30, 2019

Tumors Turn Gut ‘Brain Cells’ Into Tumor Growth Promoters

When enteric glial cells are exposed to secretions from colon tumors, the glial cells convert into promoters of tumor growth. 

Aye-aye

Oct 21, 2019

Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger

A study led by NC State researchers has discovered the first accessory digit ever found on a primate. 

Photo of NC State's Belltower

Oct 17, 2019

NC State to Hold Open House for Prospective Students on Oct. 19

NC State's Open House provides a preview of campus life. 

Picture of NC State's gateway.

Sep 26, 2019

Inflammation Amps Up Neurite Growth, Gene Expression Involved in Heat, Cold Sensitivity

Inflammation increases growth in neurons that sense hot and cold. 

Sep 23, 2019

Antibody Testing Reveals Dogs Can Suffer from Same Autoimmune Encephalitis as Humans

Dogs can suffer from the same type of autoimmune encephalitis that people do. 

spheroids

Sep 18, 2019

Suntanner, Heal Thyself: Exosome Therapy May Enable Better Repair of Sun, Age-Damaged Skin

Needle-free injections of exosomes instruct skin cells to produce more collagen, could help heal sun damaged skin. 

Water flea

Sep 16, 2019

Disrupting Key Protein Alters Biological Rhythms in Water Flea

Suppression of E75 protein results in longer molt cycles and reduced numbers of offspring in the water flea. 

Sep 10, 2019

Mathematical Model Could Help Correct Bias in Measuring Bacterial Communities

Mathematical model could be first step toward more accurate metagenomic measurements.