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Water flea

Sep 16, 2019

Disrupting Key Protein Alters Biological Rhythms in Water Flea

Suppression of E75 protein results in longer molt cycles and reduced numbers of offspring in the water flea. 

roadmap

Jul 24, 2019

When Science is Sidelined, Uncertainty Reigns

Science is fundamental to effective decision-making and public policy. And uncertainty in science does *not* mean we don’t know enough to make rational and informed choices. 

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Jul 2, 2019

Being Certain About Uncertainty

Most people don't understand uncertainty. Let's talk about that. 

Graphic of listeria in cells with and without cell-killing proteins.

Apr 18, 2019

Cell-Killing Proteins Suppress Listeria Without Killing Cells

What happens when proteins that kill cells as a defense mechanism decide to not kill cells? An NC State study reveals the answer. 

Fisherman tries his luck along the surf at Carolina Beach's Freeman Park.

Aug 2, 2018

Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water

NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality. 

NC State Belltower lit from below with red lighting.

Jun 29, 2018

Researchers Find Vitamin D Receptor Is Target for Disruption by Environmental Chemicals

Vitamin D receptor is target for disruption by environmental chemicals 

Aug 22, 2017

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. 

The Memorial Belltower

Aug 2, 2017

Recommending a New Approach for the EPA on Low-Dose Endocrine Effects: Q&A With David Dorman

Committee provides strategies to EPA for evaluating low-dose effects of endocrine-active chemicals on human health. 

Mar 10, 2017

Why Endocrine Disruptors Are Scary – And What You Can Do About It

A new book aims to explain the nature of endocrine disruptors, why they are so widespread, and how you can protect yourself. 

May 12, 2016

Database Helps Researchers Connect Exposures to Health Effects, Compare Diseases for Treatment

Database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects. 

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Feb 26, 2016

Worth Their Salts – Scientists Call For Freshwater Protections From Salinization

We’ve come a long way in promoting the health of our freshwater sources by regulating chemical waste and other pollutants. Now, some scientists are calling for similar standards for dissolved inorganic salts. 

Oct 30, 2014

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten 

Oct 3, 2014

Coating Nanotubes With Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury

A new study finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice.