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.
What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?
A new study tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump’s climate policies have?
Forensic Technique Uses Forehead X-Rays to Assess Age of Juvenile Remains
Researchers have developed a technique that can provide an approximate age for juveniles based on a frontal X-ray of the skull.
Researchers Use Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells to Regulate Blood Sugar
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system.
The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn
There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn's new book explores this issue and why it matters.
Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications
Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.
Researchers Remotely Control Sequence in Which 2-D Sheets Fold Into 3-D Structures
Inspired by origami, researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a two-dimensional sheet folds itself into a three-dimensional structure.
Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children
Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.
Ahmed Mohamed: From Desert Nomad to Health Researcher
Raised as a nomad in northern Africa, Ahmed Mohamed has found a home in North Carolina helping to solve challenges facing public health.
Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration
NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.