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Article ID: 689834

Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis

North Carolina State University

New research finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Climate Science, Environmental Science, Social Media, Hurricanes, Behavioral Science, Entrepreneurship, Natural Disasters

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Article ID: 689221

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

North Carolina State University

Nuisance pest into medically important threat? A North Carolina State University study shows that histamine levels are substantially higher in homes infested by bed bugs than in pest-free homes, and that these histamine levels persist for months – even if the bed bugs have been eliminated from the home.

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8-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST
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All Journal News, Allergies, Asthma, PLoS One

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Article ID: 688041

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.

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17-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687754

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

North Carolina State University

“Decorating” cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells’ ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.

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10-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Cell Biology, Heart Disease, Stem Cells, Nature (journal)

Article ID: 687645

Study Finds Diversity Boosts Innovation in U.S. 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.

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9-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687381

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.

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3-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686280

Short Intervention Boosts Safe-Sex Skills in Teen Girls

North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

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6-Dec-2017 9:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 684251

Prenatal Exposure to BPA at ‘Safe’ Levels Can Affect Gene Expression in Developing Rat Brain

North Carolina State University

Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) at levels below those currently considered safe for humans affects gene expression related to sexual differentiation and neurodevelopment in the developing rat brain.

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31-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683201

Keratin, Pigment, Proteins from 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution

North Carolina State University

Researchers have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old sea turtle hatchling. The work provides direct evidence that a pigment-based survival trait common to modern sea turtles evolved at least 54 million years ago.

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17-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681008

New Manufacturing Process For SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More Competition

North Carolina State University

Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in electronics. The process was developed to make it easier for companies to enter the SiC marketplace and develop new products.

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13-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT
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