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Thanks to the North Carolina case, partisan gerrymandering’s day of reckoning may soon be upon us

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By Christopher Beem, Managing Director of the McCourtney Institute of Democracy, Pennsylvania State University. The word ‘gerrymandering’ comes from the name of Elbridge Gerry, Massachusetts governor in the 1800s....

Lifestyle biomarkers investigated in prostate cancer survivors

(Medical University of South Carolina) Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, in collaboration with South Carolina State University, opened a clinical trial in Jan. 2018 to investigate the role of lifestyle factors on advanced glycation end products and disease recurrence in prostate cancer survivors. Show More Summary

NC State Earns Verbal from 3x NCHSAA 3A State Champ Noah Henderson

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam The Wolfpack have succeeded in keeping one of North Carolina’s top swimmers from the high school class of 2019 in-state with Noah Henderson’s verbal commitment to the North Carolina State University class of 2023. Read the full story on SwimSwam: NC State Earns Verbal from 3x NCHSAA 3A State Champ Noah Henderson

Study finds diversity boosts innovation in US companies

(North Carolina State University) A recent study finds that taking steps to foster diversity makes a company more innovative, in terms of product innovations, patents created and citations on patents -- meaning the relevant innovations are also used to develop new technologies.

Radiation therapy algorithm could reduce side effects, maintain effect against tumors

(North Carolina State University) A mathematical model for computing radiation therapy treatments could substantially reduce patient side effects while delivering the same results as conventional radiation therapy.

New behavioral science approach combines experiments, models

(North Carolina State University) Researchers are outlining a new approach to behavioral research that draws on experimental studies and computer models to offer new insights into organizational and group behavior.

Combining experiments, models boosts social behavior research

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Northwestern University are outlining a new approach to behavioral research that draws on experimental studies and computer models to offer new insights into organizational and group behavior.

Off-road vehicle restriction benefits outweigh costs for national seashore

An economic analysis by North Carolina State University, Oregon State University and RTI International finds that the economic benefits of biodiversity and habitat preservation significantly outweigh the costs of off-road vehicle (ORV) restrictions at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Show More Summary

Trump’s Pick to Run 2020 Census Has Defended Racial Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Laws

In June 2011, the North Carolina legislature hired Thomas Brunell, a professor of political science at the University of Texas at Dallas, to produce a report that would help defend the state’s new redistricting maps. The maps, approved by the Republican-controlled legislature, concentrated black voters, who tended to vote Democratic, into as few districts as possible in […]

Moth females use scent proximity to attract mates

(North Carolina State University) Female moths with an ineffective pheromone blend can use proximity to better-smelling females to attract mates.

Metal printing offers low-cost way to make flexible, stretchable electronics

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ direct printing technologies.

Study suggests dangerous crop fungus produces toxic chemical to repel insects

A team of researchers from Cornell and North Carolina State University has conducted a study examining a possible connection between a toxin produced by a crop-damaging fungus and insects that may attempt to feed on it. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study and what they found.

Tiny bilirubin-filled capsules could improve survival of transplanted pancreatic cells

(North Carolina State University) By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ohio State University have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment. The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and human patients.

Thermally activated delayed photoluminescence from semiconductor nanocrystals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that the transfer of triplet excitons from nanomaterials to molecules also creates a feedback mechanism that returns some energy to the nanocrystal, causing it to photoluminesce on long time scales. Show More Summary

What keeps stem cells in their undifferentiated state?

(University of North Carolina Health Care) UNC-Chapel Hill scientists found that a special cluster of proteins helps unwind DNA during cell division and plays a key role in keeping stem cells in their immature state. This UNC School of Medicine study also points to a better understanding of how cancer cells manage to sustain rapid cell division without triggering cell death.

Researchers find simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide onto gold nanorods

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods, creating multifunctional nanoparticles with useful magnetic and optical properties.

Short intervention boosts safe-sex skills in teen girls

(North Carolina State University) A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

Separated since the dinosaurs, bamboo-eating lemurs, pandas share common gut microbes

(North Carolina State University) A new study finds that bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common -- despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.

Zeriscope mobile telemedicine system receives US patent

(Medical University of South Carolina) Key components of Zeriscope, a comprehensive mobile telemedicine examination system, received a United States patent Nov. 14.

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