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Researchers use genes as early warning system for harmful algae blooms

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom, unveiling never-before-seen interactions between algae and bacteria that are thought to propagate their growth.

Study: Restaurants not good at explaining risks of undercooked meat to customers

(North Carolina State University) A recent study finds restaurants don't do an effective job of communicating with customers when it comes to addressing risks associated with eating undercooked meat -- specifically hamburgers.

New findings boost promise of molybdenum sulfide for hydrogen catalysis

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have found that molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) holds more promise than previously thought as a catalyst for producing hydrogen to use as a clean energy source. Show More Summary

Queer Muslim Student Alleges Harassment by Professor

A student who recently left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington says professor Mike Adams created a hostile, threatening environment for her.

Researchers tweak enzyme 'assembly line' to improve antibiotics

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven "assembly line" that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties of existing antibiotics as well as create designer compounds. Show More Summary

For nonprofits, even non-finance 'capacity grants' stimulate financial growth

Research from North Carolina State University and American University finds that so-called "capacity grants" lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations - regardless of what the grants are for. However, there is no added benefit from capacity grants that focus specifically on financial growth.

Smart patch releases blood thinners as needed

(North Carolina State University) An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clo...

Debra Saunders-White Dies Of Cancer At 59: NCCU Chancellor Diagnosed With Kidney Cancer In 2015

Debra Saunders-White, the 11th chancellor of North Carolina Central University (NCCU), passed away Saturday at the age of 59. According to a statement issued by the university, Saunders-White died after battling cancer. She was reportedly diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and took a medical leave from the university on August 8, 2016. Show More Summary

First steps to neutralizing Zika

(Duke-NUS Medical School) A team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with scientists from the University of North Carolina, have discovered the mechanism by which C10, a human antibody previously identified to react with the Dengue virus, prevents Zika infection at a cellular level.

Bird Melanosome Stories Flocking Together

Keratin and Melanosomes Preserved in Eoconfuciusornis A team of international scientists led by researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in collaboration with colleagues from North Carolina State University and Linyi University...Show More Summary

Caroline Cox’s Young Continentals

Caroline Cox’s Boy Soldiers of the American Revolution was published earlier this year by the University of North Carolina Press.Unfortunately, Cox, a professor at the University of the Pacific, passed away in 2014. She hadn’t finished...Show More Summary

Keratin and melanosomes preserved in 130-million-year-old bird fossil

(North Carolina State University) New research from North Carolina State University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Linyi University has found evidence of original keratin and melanosome preservation in a 130-million-year-old Eoconfuciusornis specimen. Show More Summary

Transdev Awarded Operations Contract for New Fleet at N.C. State

Transdev has announced it will begin operations and maintenance for the campus shuttle at North Carolina State University after the Board of Regents approved the new contract last month.

Robot Cockroaches Are Here To Save The Day

Scientists are planning to release swarms of robot cockroaches into disaster zones. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed c ockroach-like robots equipped with sensors will be working with drones to map dangerous areas. Show More Summary

NC State On A Roll; Gets Verbal from Virginia Sprinter Anna Shumate

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Anna Shumate of Bishop Ireton High School and Arlington Aquatic Club has verbally committed to North Carolina State University for 2017-18. Read the full story on SwimSwam: NC State On A Roll; Gets Verbal from Virginia Sprinter Anna Shumate

Following the 'Tinman'

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Scientist Li Qian, Ph.D., has forged an award-winning career at the UNC School of Medicine. And now she has earned a UNC School of Medicine Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, which includes $20,000 to be used toward scholarly endeavors.

Scientists discover method for sculpting how chemicals spread in fluid flows

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Mathematicians from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and their team have created art of their own: a method that precisely sculpts how fluids spread chemicals as they travel to hit their target.

Tech would use drones and insect biobots to map disaster areas

(North Carolina State University) Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas -- such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.

Parents and parenting influence childhood cognition -- but public policy can help

(North Carolina State University) In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies -- but that public policies can make a difference.

'Unraveling Zika': Join UNC School of Medicine experts for panel discussion, Q&A

(University of North Carolina Health Care) Do you have questions about the Zika virus and how it spreads? If you're traveling this holiday season, do you know how to protect yourself from Zika? Do you have questions about Zika and pregnancy? Do you know all the ways the virus can be transmitted? What about the likelihood of a Zika epidemic here in North Carolina?

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