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Dec 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina.

Dec 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist

How one postdoc's experiences in Kenya changed the way he views himself and his work.

Dec 11, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Simpler Way to Deposit Magnetic Iron Oxide onto Gold Nanorods

Researchers have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods, creating multifunctional nanoparticles with useful magnetic and optical properties.

Dec 11, 2017  |  The Abstract

Building 3-D models of molecules with RealityConvert

RealityConvert software creates 3-D models of molecules for research, education and drug discovery.

Dec 11, 2017  |  The Abstract

Using New Technologies to Preserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces

NC State and its Namibian partners are using new technologies to better study and protect African wildlife.

Dec 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Short Intervention Boosts Safe-Sex Skills in Teen Girls

A 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

Dec 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes

A new study finds bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.

Dec 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Gaming to Inspire Future Generations of Health Scientists

Researchers are developing an online adventure game designed to inspire future generations to pursue health-related careers.

Dec 5, 2017  |  The Abstract

Protecting Water Quality

Chris Osburn studies the chemistry of lake ecosystems to gather information that policymakers can use to protect water quality.

Dec 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how these microbes may relate to primate health.