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Nov 14, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against

A new study finds bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender.

Nov 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely To Stand Up To Bullying

A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying at school.

Nov 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Measuring the Role of Social Networks in Entrepreneurship

NC State aims to measure how social networks influence innovation and entrepreneurship.

Nov 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Identify Promising Proteins for Diagnostic, Prognostic Use in ALS

Researchers have identified proteins that may be useful in both earlier diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and in more accurate disease prognosis.

Nov 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Building Better Predictions From Polls

Inaccurate 2016 election predictions weren’t due to shy voters or flawed surveys, but to excessive averaging over multiple polls. An NC State statistician proposes a better model.

Oct 31, 2018

Living in Wild Suburbia

Our idea of idyllic suburban living doesn't necessarily feature bobcats, but it turns out suburbia is a little bit wilder than we thought.

Oct 26, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

NC State Plays Role in Development of New Sport Impact Tool

NC State contributes research on physical activity to Healthy Sport Index.

Oct 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

A Calculated Risk: Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

In a bid to reduce Leptospirosis in Brazil, researchers have developed a risk-based priority index for all 26 Brazilian states, to help public health officials target areas most likely to be affected.

Oct 25, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Local Hormone Production is Root of Issue for Plant Development

Study shows local production of a key hormone is required for plant health.

Oct 24, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Highlights Racism, Sexual Assault as Contributors to College Mental Health Challenges

A text mining analysis of academic and news articles related to mental health issues in higher education finds that racism, violence and sexual assault are key contributors to mental health challenges for students.

Oct 23, 2018  |  The Abstract

Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of It

Salmonella is super effective in making us sick because it turns the body’s defense mechanism to its advantage. New research describes just how Salmonella does what it does.

Oct 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

NC State Library: Where Hair Product Researchers Go to Dye

NC State researchers use dye library to find new and safer hair-coloring products.

Oct 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina.

Oct 18, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Analysis Detects No State-Level Impacts for ‘Read to Achieve’ Initiative

Students exposed to Read to Achieve program show no difference in reading mastery.

Oct 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Taking Their Vitamins: Researchers Find Bacterioplankton Rely on Environmental Vitamin B1 Rather Than Making Their Own

Researchers find that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own.