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Feb 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

Bed bugs may soon be considered more than a nuisance pest. New research shows that bed bugs produce a lot of histamines that trigger allergic reactions in humans, and that these histamines don't go away for long periods of time - even if the bed bugs are eliminated.

Feb 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Creating a Virtual World-Building Machine for Military Training

Computer researchers are working with the Army to develop new military training tools.

Feb 7, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Can Help Authorities Respond More Quickly to Airborne Radiological Threats

New technique uses existing technologies to detect potential airborne radiological materials in hours instead of days.

Feb 6, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Sheds New Light On Antibiotics Produced by Ants

A new study finds some ant species make use of powerful antimicrobial agents – while other ant species produce none at all.

Feb 6, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them

Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.

Feb 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Ethics Committee Aims to Help Veterinarians Navigate Complex Care Situations

A first-of-its-kind veterinary medical ethics committee will aid care providers navigating care goals and quality of life issues.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes

Termites are "social cockroaches." NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.

Feb 5, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Could Quickly Identify Best Organic Solar Cell Mixtures

Researchers aim to reduce “trial and error” aspect of solar cell production by reducing the time spent on finding the most efficient mixtures.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

Envisioning Research: NC State Calls for Research Image Contest Submissions

NC State is calling on grad students, postdocs, faculty and staff to take part in Envisioning Research, the university’s annual research image contest.

Feb 1, 2018  |  The Abstract

Creating an electron-hole liquid at room temperature

NC State physicists create a "blueprint" for creating electron-hole liquids at room temperature.