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Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.
4/11/2014 3:30 PM EDT

Enzyme ‘Wrench’ Could Be Key to Stronger, More Effective Antibiotics

Building antibiotic compounds at the molecular level requires precision and specialized tools. NC State research may turn an enzyme that acts as a specialized “wrench” in antibiotic assembly into a set of wrenches that will allow for greater...
4/10/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face


New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative...
4/7/2014 9:40 AM EDT

‘Touched’ Female Cockroaches Reproduce Faster


To speed up reproduction, there’s no substitute for the tender touch of a live roach. That’s the takeaway from a study examining whether artificial antennae can mimic a cockroach antenna’s capacity to hasten reproduction in cockroach females.
3/31/2014 3:15 PM EDT

Study Finds Online Gaming Augments Players’ Social Lives


New research finds that online social behavior isn’t replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players’ social lives.
3/27/2014 9:30 AM EDT

Analysis of 50 Years of Hit Songs Yields Tips for Advertisers


Researchers have analyzed 50 years’ worth of hit songs to identify key themes that marketing professionals can use to craft advertisements that will resonate with audiences.
3/18/2014 6:00 AM EDT

Lignin Breakthroughs Serve as GPS for Plant Research

By thoroughly mapping a single specialized tissue involved in wood formation, scientists at North Carolina State University have developed the equivalent of turn-by-turn directions for future plant research.
3/11/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Pigment or Bacteria? Researchers Re-Examine the Idea of ‘Color’ in Fossil Feathers

Paleontologists studying fossilized feathers propose that the shapes of certain microscopic structures inside the feathers can tell us the color of ancient birds. But new research shows that it is not yet possible to tell if these structures are...
3/5/2014 9:45 AM EST

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

3/11/2014 7:00 AM EDT

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

8/19/2013 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions for the Holidays

11/13/2012 8:00 AM EST

Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night


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.
12/6/2011 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...
11/9/2011 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?
8/30/2010 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...
1/13/2010 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...
11/19/2009 12:35 PM EST

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