Stories From Jan 2018

Jan 31, 2018  |  Around Campus

Student Launches Composting Program in Campus Apartments

Residents of Wolf Village Apartments have access to kitchen composting courtesy of a compost collection program started by a Sciences student.

Jan 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bone Experts Offer How-To Video for Forensic Professionals

Researchers have created a how-to video to train forensic practitioners in using bone mineral density to extract more information from human remains.

Jan 24, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Forensic Researchers Find Femur Offers Insight Into Age of Deceased

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.

Jan 24, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Biology Alumnus Tyler Allen Lands on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Biological sciences alum and veterinary medicine student Tyler Allen has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, which highlights visionaries in 20 different industries.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Placental Accumulation of Flame-Retardant Chemical Alters Serotonin Production in Rat Offspring

New research shows flame retardants can have sex-specific effects on placental functions critical for brain development.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

A new NC State database uses chemistry to find promising approaches to making safer, more sustainable hair color.

Jan 22, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Donald E.K. Martin Receives Faculty Diversity Professional Development Award

Martin, an associate professor of statistics, received the award for his contributions to promoting diversity in statistics and biostatistics, as well as his teaching, research and service.

Jan 18, 2018  |  Biological Sciences

Americans Want a Say in Human Genome Editing

For the Los Angeles Times, graduate student and public science intern Mira Abed explains the results of a survey on how Americans feel about CRISPR.

Jan 18, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Working With the Game-Changer Known as CRISPR

Graduate student Katelyn Brandt came to NC State to get in on the cutting edge of research involving a new gene-editing technique called CRISPR.

Jan 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail Weaponry Is Rare

A new study explains how the evolution of tail weaponry in dinosaurs required a perfect storm of traits not seen in living animals today.