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Do Insects Fart? (They Sure Do!)

November 29, 2018 | Staff

Do bugs fart? You bet. In fact, some of them pass an enormous amount of gas....

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Salmonella, Gene Swapping and Antibiotic Resistance: Five Questions with Sid Thakur

November 28, 2018 | Staff

Sid Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic similarities across strains. He spoke with the Abstract about what this work can tell us, and how it may help to keep us and our food supply safe....

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Defining the Future of CRISPR

November 28, 2018 | Staff

NC State food scientist Rodolphe Barrangou is earning worldwide attention for his work with one of science’s most revolutionary technologies....

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Intelligent Framework Aims To Optimize Data Transfer in 5G Networks

November 28, 2018 | Staff

New tech is designed to allow cellular communication nodes in 5G systems to partition bandwidth more efficiently in order to improve end-to-end data transmission rates....

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Researchers Identify Promising Proteins for Diagnostic, Prognostic Use in ALS

November 27, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have identified proteins that may be useful in both earlier diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and in more accurate disease prognosis....

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How 21st Century Tech Can Shed Light On 19th Century Newspapers

November 27, 2018 | Staff

Scholars are using digital humanities tools in an attempt to organize research on thousands of images found in 19th century newspapers....

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Designing a Sustainable Food System

November 9, 2018 | Staff

Mike Ortosky is pursuing his Doctor of Design degree at NC State Design with the intention of reimagining a sustainable food system to benefit the health of the environment, economy, and North Carolina communities and beyond....

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Q&A: Understanding and Avoiding Harmful Environmental Chemicals

November 8, 2018 | Staff

In this Q&A, find out from toxicologist Heather Patisaul what everyday products might pose a danger to your health....

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A New Reality for Online Education

November 6, 2018 | Staff

Online instruction at NC State is taking on a whole new meaning, thanks to emerging virtual reality technologies and the innovative folks at DELTA who adapt them for faculty and staff to use....

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Designing for Others

November 2, 2018 | Staff

A graduate industrial design studio collaborates with partners included hospital staff, specialists, and patients to reimagine side-car bassinets for healthier beginings with mother and child....

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Assistive Technology: Designing for Users’ Needs

October 31, 2018 | Staff

Alexandra Grossi [MGD ’17], who is profoundly deaf and relies on a cochlear implant for communication, used assistive technology and research to develop a thoughtful and user-centric masters thesis....

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Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani’s Research Featured At Hunt Library Event

October 29, 2018 | Staff

How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers. Learn more at Nov. 15’s Never Home Alone event at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus....

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NC State Plays Role in Development of New Sport Impact Tool

October 26, 2018 | Staff

NC State contributes research on physical activity to Healthy Sport Index....

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A Calculated Risk: Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

October 25, 2018 | Staff

Leptospirosis is a tropical, bacterial disease prevalent in South America. Last year an estimated one million illnesses and 58,900 deaths were caused by the disease worldwide…...

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Local Hormone Production is Root of Issue for Plant Development

October 25, 2018 | Staff

Study shows local production of a key hormone is required for plant health....

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October 2018 Research Roundup

October 24, 2018 | Staff

A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine....

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Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of it

October 23, 2018 | Staff

Salmonella is super effective in making us sick because it turns the body’s defense mechanism to its advantage. New research describes just how Salmonella does what it does....

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Taking Their Vitamins: Researchers Find Bacterioplankton Rely on Environmental Vitamin B1 Rather Than Making Their Own

October 17, 2018 | Staff

Researchers find that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own....

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On the Defensive

October 17, 2018 | Staff

Study reveals that during infections, a viral RNA element changes its structure to block a plant cell’s defenses and produces a shorter, noncoding RNA. Previous research had found a similar mechanism at play during human infections....

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Not All Analyses Are Equal: Physicists Create Guidelines for Non-Equilibrium Measurements of Many-Body Systems

October 16, 2018 | Staff

When it comes to non-equilibrium physics, not all assumptions are created equal....

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