Small Tags, Big Help for Endangered Leatherback Turtles

July 10, 2018 | Staff

Craig Harms was part of a large research team that recently tagged leatherback turtles off the North Carolina coast for the first time…...

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More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

July 10, 2018 | Staff

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself....

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Research: Simple Cockroach Control Method Lowers Respiratory Health Risks

July 9, 2018 | Staff

NC State entomologist Coby Schal and a Tulane University epidemiologist work together to understand and lower the risk cockroaches pose to urban children’s health....

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New Microscopy Works at Extreme Heat, Sheds Light on Alloys for Nuclear Reactors

July 9, 2018 | Staff

A new microscopy technique allows researchers to track microstructural changes in real time, even when a material is exposed to extreme heat and stress....

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Taking Flight with Drone Research

July 2, 2018 | Staff

Winner of a 2018 NASA/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, incoming Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kellyn Montgomery is launching an innovative study of crop health this summer....

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Researchers Find Connection Between Genes, Response to Environmental Chemicals

June 29, 2018 | Staff

Why do individuals respond differently to the same environment? Researchers find connection between genes, response to environmental Chemicals...

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Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro

June 27, 2018 | Staff

Compound holds promise for controlling C. difficile infections without affecting other bacteria in the gut....

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Why Research Methods Matter

June 20, 2018 | Staff

Research methods matter, especially in the government and nonprofit sectors, where an estimated 40 percent of the nation’s economic resources are devoted to the pursuit of quality of life gains. NC State Public Administration scholar RaJade Berry-James and co-author Susan Gooden’s new book addresses the essential skills needed for real world decision-making and evaluation....

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Using Gold Nanoparticles to Trigger Sequential Unfolding of 3-D Structures

June 18, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have developed a new technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to trigger the sequential unfolding of three-dimensional structures using different wavelengths of light....

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Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema

June 13, 2018 | Staff

Researchers pinpoint a neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals to brain in eczema....

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Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings

June 12, 2018 | Staff

The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings....

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A Work in Progress: Immersive VR Environment for LAR 457

June 12, 2018 | Staff

As part of an exploratory grant project for a landscape architecture course, Postdoctoral Research Scholar Muntazar Monsur and Teaching Assistant Professor Carla Delcambre are working with a team of dedicated DELTA staff members to create an immersive, 3D environment that students can explore using virtual reality headsets....

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Bringing Invisible Worlds to Light

June 11, 2018 | Staff

A new project brought together scientists and designers to explore new ways to share scientific research with the public....

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NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Game-Based Learning Environments

June 11, 2018 | Staff

NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled Missions with Monty: A Game-Based Approach to Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project....

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Sanjay Shah discusses temperature conditions in a swine nursery with graduate student Li Yu to evaluate the effectiveness of a solar powered heating system.

Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions

June 8, 2018 | Staff

Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers....

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Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies

June 7, 2018 | Staff

NC State researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a devastating livestock pest species. What they found could have important implications for genetic pest control....

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Alumna Assigned to International Space Station Mission

May 30, 2018 | Staff

NC State alumna Christina Hammock Koch is slated to serve as a flight engineer on an April 2019 NASA mission....

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Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat

May 30, 2018 | Staff

New technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes....

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New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics

May 30, 2018 | Staff

A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections....

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NC State Education Receives $7.5+ Million in Research Grants Between April-May 2018

May 30, 2018 | Staff

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,749,144  to support six research projects in April and May. In FY 2018, faculty have received $13,276,765 in awards so far....

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