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Study: The Angelina Jolie Effect on Breast Cancer Screening

Angelina Jolie received widespread media attention in 2013 when she told the public that she’d tested positive for BRCA1, a gene associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and subsequently had a double mastectomy. Now research shows this...
20-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Environmentally Friendly Lignin Nanoparticle ‘Greens’ Silver Nanobullet to Battle Bacteria

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance...
8-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Where the Wild Things Aren't: Cats Avoid Places Coyotes Roam

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Caught in the act: Millions of images from citizen scientists show that domestic cats do their hunting close to home in neighborhoods and small urban forests, avoiding areas with coyotes.
24-Jun-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Study: Even Fraud-Savvy Investors Often Look for the Wrong Red Flags

New research identifies the types of investors who are vigilant about corporate fraud, but finds that most of those investors are tracking the wrong red flags – meaning the warning signs they look for are clear only after it’s too late to...
23-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Bacterial Genome Scalpel Can Identify Key Gene Regions

In a study that twists nature’s arm to gain clues into the varied functions of the bacterial genome, North Carolina State University researchers utilize a precision scalpel to excise target genomic regions that are expendable. This strategy can...
12-Jun-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Citizen Science Helps Predict Risk of Emerging Infectious Disease

More than 1,600 trained volunteers helped expand the reach and accuracy of long-term geographical tracking to predict the spread of sudden oak death in California. Results showed that trained citizen scientists were as effective as professionals in...
27-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT

Springing Ahead of Nature: Device Increases Walking Efficiency

It’s taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal Nature show that humans can get better ‘gas mileage’ using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their...
30-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Crocodile Ancestor Was Top Predator Before Dinosaurs Roamed North America

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Carnufex carolinensis, or the “Carolina Butcher,” was a 9-foot long, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that walked on its hind legs and likely preyed upon smaller inhabitants of North Carolina ecosystems such as armored reptiles and early mammal...
17-Mar-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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Experts Offer Insight Into Key Issues in 2014 Midterm Elections, Including Race, Gender, and the Economy

11-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Offers Insight on History of Labor Day and How Workers Are Faring in Post-Recession Recovery

19-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions for the Holidays

13-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST

Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night

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Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.
6-Dec-2011 7:35 AM EST

Food-Safety Expert Can Offer Tips For Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your...
9-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST

Expert Can Discuss Importance Of Labor Day During Recession, Election Year

As American workers are faced with the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, how are they faring this Labor Day? What role might organized labor play, or not play, in the upcoming fall 2010 elections?
30-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Experts Can Offer Insight On Haiti Disaster

The eyes of the world are now focused on Haiti, and the effects of the recent earthquake disaster on the island nation are still unfolding. North Carolina State University researchers can help explain what happened, what may happen next, and what it...
13-Jan-2010 3:30 PM EST

Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Food Poisoning At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is when people get together around the dinner table and, unless you want your loved ones getting violently ill, it is a good time to think about food safety. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and assistant professor of food...
19-Nov-2009 12:35 PM EST

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