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Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Set New Bar For Water-Splitting, CO2-Splitting Techniques

Researchers boost efficiency of techniques for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting CO2 to create carbon monoxide.

Aug 29, 2017  |  The Abstract

Fatty Acids and Itchy Skin – a Q&A with Santosh Mishra

Researchers pinpoint previously unknown mediators for itch and pain in the skin.

Aug 29, 2017  |  The Abstract

Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control

New technique lets brewers monitor fermentation to better control brewing time and quality of future beers.

Aug 24, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures – an indication of reduced operations – are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study.

Aug 24, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

1 in 5 Women With Postpartum Mood Disorders Keep Quiet

A recent study finds 21 percent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare providers.

Aug 23, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study of Homeless Finds Women at Disadvantage for Accessing Disability Benefits

A recent study of homeless adults finds women are at a significant disadvantage compared to men when it comes to accessing disability benefits.

Aug 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Technique Expedites Chemical Screening to Prioritize Toxicity Testing

A new technique can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours or more. The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity.

Aug 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of Liquid Metal

NC State engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal.

Aug 7, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Benefits of Advanced Wood-Burning Stoves Greater Than Thought

Research finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated.

Aug 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease.