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Sleeping newborn

Oct 6, 2021

‘Safer’ Chemicals Still Linked to Neurotoxicity, Developmental Effects

A class of chemicals commonly found in everything from toys to home furnishings may pose more of a risk to brain development in children than previously thought. 

probiotic

Sep 2, 2021

Pre- and Probiotics Keep Intestinal Barriers Strong

Prebiotics and probiotics can do more than just add good bacteria to the gut - they can help keep intestinal barriers strong. 

pets waiting for owner

Aug 5, 2021

Adjusting Pets to Life After COVID-19 Quarantine

Margaret Gruen, assistant professor of behavioral medicine, talks about how post-quarantine scheduling shifts may impact pets — and how you can help ease them back into the routine they once knew so well. 

X-ray of golf ball inside a snake

May 11, 2021

Saving Snakes From Spherical Snacks

Greg Lewbart talks to The Abstract about snakes, golf balls, and surgical versus non-surgical options. 

A vaccine card, an NC State-branded bandage and a syringe containing the Janssen vaccine

May 3, 2021

Behind the Scenes of COVID-19 Vaccine Review

An NC State statistician who is helping review COVID-19 vaccine trials answers questions about the work of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board. 

A stack of green money

Apr 1, 2021

Why Did Some State Tax Revenues Increase During the Pandemic?

A combination of progressive income tax rates and COVID-19 restrictions could explain why some states' tax revenues increased last year. 

Sleeping newborn

Feb 22, 2021

Q&A: Phthalates and Child Brain Development

Heather Patisaul talks about how phthalates can impact developing brains. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Feb 17, 2021

The Search for Electron-Hole Liquids Gets Warmer

Graduate student Ryan Wilmington describes the prediction and discovery of electron-hole liquid formation at high temperatures. 

Electron microscope image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Feb 9, 2021

Bidirectional Contact Tracing Could Have a Dramatic Impact on COVID-19 Infection Numbers

NC State mathematician Alun Lloyd recently co-authored a study that found bidirectional contact tracing is twice as effective as forward tracing, the contact tracing method currently in use. 

Parasaurolophus skull

Feb 2, 2021

Parasaurolophus Skull Solves Mysteries of Colorful Crest, Family Tree

A well-preserved skull answers questions about the Parasaurolophus family tree. 

red laser beams

Jan 27, 2021

Zapping Quantum Materials With Lasers Tells Us How Atoms Relate

Want to know how a quantum material acts on the atomic level? Zap it with a laser! 

Dueling Dinosaurs

Dec 1, 2020

Dueling Dinosaurs: A Q&A With Lindsay Zanno

Lindsay Zanno talks about the Dueling Dinosaurs fossil and what it could reveal. 

aerial view of flooded homes and forest

Oct 1, 2020

Arcobacter Abundant in Hurricane Florence Floodwaters

Post-hurricane floodwaters reveal abundance of Arcobacter, an emerging pathogen. 

Will Reckling pilots a drone custom-equipped to sample water

Aug 13, 2020

Taking Research With Drones to New Heights

NC State alum and current doctoral student Will Reckling is putting drones to work in new and unique ways to monitor the environment. 

American bison.

Jul 2, 2020

Can Asia End its Uncontrolled Consumption of Wildlife? Here’s How North America Did it a Century Ago

A researcher from NC State offers lessons from wildlife conservation in North America in the hope they can aid global efforts.