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three images capture beetle larvae at various stages of jumping; a fourth image shows the trajectory of a larva's leap

Jan 19, 2022

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Jumping Behavior in Insects

Faculty member Adrian Smith co-authored a paper on a newly discovered jumping behavior in insect larvae. 

Jan 12, 2022

Wild Weather in the High Country Eases Drought, App State Researchers Study Impact on Mental Health

The Watauga Democrat
“2021 was a really unusual year weather wise because we did go back and forth between these wet conditions and then very dry conditions with every season,” assistant state climatologist Corey Davis said. Davis works for the North Carolina Climate Office, a service of NC State University that provides climate related services such as meteorology and climate research to state, local and federal agencies as well as businesses and citizens. Besides editing the Climate Blog and offering interviews and presentations from the office, Davis represents the NC State Climate Office on the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council. 

Jan 12, 2022

Researcher Develops Soft Material to Preserve Biological Medicines

Phys.org
As superbugs become increasingly dangerous to human health, NC State researchers have developed a soft material that preserves medicines capable of treating infections without the risk of antimicrobial resistance. With his colleague Christopher Gorman in the Department of Chemistry and students Ryan Smith and Juliana O’Brien, Stefano Menegatti, a University Faculty Scholar and an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, developed new dendrimers—highly structured macromolecules—that act as a glue around nanoparticle templates. Such templates include bacteriophages, which are viruses that can infect and attack harmful bacteria in the body. While they can be an alternative to traditional antibiotics, they can be difficult to formulate and stabilize as a medicine. To remain safe and effective, therapeutic bacteriophages need to be protected from environmental changes. 

A group of five students holding their certificates for the Leadership Development Program in front of Talley Student Union

Jan 12, 2022

Learning to Lead

Two biology majors discuss their experience completing the Leadership Development Program, provided by NC State's Student Leadership and Engagement. 

Gino Fernandes II in front of the Talley Student Union

Jan 4, 2022

Extraordinary Difference: Gino Fernandes II

Microbiologist-rapper Gino Fernandes II ’20 shares how he benefited from the historic Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. 

a human skull rests on a glossy black surface in front of a black background

Jan 4, 2022

Forensic Researchers Call for Proactive Efforts to Address Racism

Forensic researchers are calling for the research community to address systemic racism in the sciences. 

Dec 18, 2021

When Humans Are Gone, What Animals Might Evolve to Have Our Smarts and Skills?

Live Science
With modern gene-sequencing technology and our understanding of evolution, “we’re pretty good at making short term predictions,” Martha Reiskind, a molecular ecologist at North Carolina State University, told Live Science. For example, we can predict that if humans were to suddenly go extinct tomorrow, climate change would continue to drive many species toward drought resiliency in order to survive. Cold-specialized species will continue to struggle as well, meaning that, sadly, polar bears and penguins are unlikely to thrive in the millennia after humans are gone. 

Jack Featherstone

Dec 17, 2021

Featherstone Receives Richard L. Blanton Outstanding Capstone Award

Physics major Jack Featherstone won the fall 2021 Richard L. Blanton Outstanding Capstone Award. 

Dec 16, 2021

Climate Change Intervention Will Be Hit by ‘Lag Time,’ NCSU Researchers Warn

WRAL Tech Wire
“Broadly speaking, this is a simple energy balance model that allows you to analyze various emission reduction and carbon capture strategies and their effect on climate over time,” says Mohammad Farazmand, assistant professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University and corresponding author of the work. “Fully resolved climate models are too complex to do this sort of analytic work on.” 

Dec 15, 2021

Time Lag Between Intervention and Actual CO2 Decrease Could Still Lead to Climate Tipping Point

Science Daily
“Broadly speaking, this is a simple energy balance model that allows you to analyze various emission reduction and carbon capture strategies and their effect on climate over time,” says Mohammad Farazmand, assistant professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University and corresponding author of the work. “Fully resolved climate models are too complex to do this sort of analytic work on.”