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Forensic researchers find more accurate way to estimate age of deceased

(North Carolina State University) Forensic researchers have found a more accurate way to assess an individual's age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur. The technique could be used to help identify human remains...

Placental accumulation of flame retardant chemical alters serotonin production in rats

(North Carolina State University) An NC State-led research team has shown a connection between exposure to a widely used flame retardant chemical mixture and disruption of normal placental function in rats, leading to altered production of the neurotransmitter serotonin.

North Carolina college football player from Winston-Salem state shot to death

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Najee Ali Baker, a walk-on at Winston-Salem State University, died from a gunshot wound.        

Designing the next generation of hair dyes

North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new generation of hair color products that are safer for consumers, stylists and the environment.

Why don't turtles still have tail spikes?

(North Carolina State University) In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and thoracic stiffness.

Designing the next generation of hair dyes

(North Carolina State University) A public database of more than 300 substances used to dye hair will help accelerate research and development work on more sustainable hair color. North Carolina State University researchers say computer modeling can save years of lab work and millions of dollars.

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....

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.

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