Biological Sciences

Feb 7, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Study Sheds New Light On Antibiotics Produced by Ants

A new study finds some ant species make use of powerful antimicrobial agents – while other ant species produce none at all.

Feb 1, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Biological Sciences Professor Wins 2018 Academic Advising Award

Lisa Parks of the Department of Biological Sciences was honored with NC State's Faculty Advisor Award.

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 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.

Dec 11, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Using New Technologies to Preserve Wildlife and Wild Spaces

Sciences students are working with others at NC State and Namibian partners to use new technologies to better study and protect African wildlife.