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Skulls of a baboon and howler monkey with the teeth "digitally dissected."

Oct 27, 2021

What Big Teeth You Have: Tooth Root Surface Area Can Determine Primate Size

A formula that calculates primate body size from tooth root size could help us learn how human ancestors interacted with their environment. 

Sleeping newborn

Oct 6, 2021

‘Safer’ Chemicals Still Linked to Neurotoxicity, Developmental Effects

A class of chemicals commonly found in everything from toys to home furnishings may pose more of a risk to brain development in children than previously thought. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Oct 1, 2021

Zakas Awarded $1.9M NIH Grant for Maternal Genetics Research

Christina Zakas will investigate how maternal genetics affects human health and development. 

Cathrine Hoyo delivers a talk at the 2020 CHHE Symposium.

Sep 28, 2021

Researchers Receive $17M Grant to Explore Links Between Contaminants and Liver Cancer

NC State is the lead institution on a major study that will explore a potential link between environmental contaminants and liver cancer. 

From left: Park Scholars Mia de los Reyes ’16, Chris Cooper ’17, Nikhil Milind ’21 and Ana Sofia Uzsoy ’21

Aug 30, 2021

4 Questions for NC State’s 4 Churchill Scholars

Catch up with three Sciences students who have won prestigious Churchill Scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom. 

The campus gateway from underneath, against a blue sky

Aug 30, 2021

Geneticist Heil Awarded $1.9M NIH Grant for Genome Evolution Research

Caiti Smukowski Heil of the Department of Biological Sciences received a grant through the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award program. 

multi-colored shards of material, resembling a stained-glass window

Aug 19, 2021

Envisioning Research Winners Capture the Beauty in Their Work

Several graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from the college earned honors in NC State's annual contest celebrating visual representations of research. 

Zack Jenio

Jul 20, 2021

An Enriched Experience

Biological sciences graduate Zack Jenio has taken advantage of a wide range of enrichment opportunities through the Park Scholars program. 

mosquitofish

Jul 7, 2021

Human-Driven Habitat Change Leads to Physical, Behavioral Change in Mosquitofish

Human-caused habitat change drives changes in behavior and brain size in Bahamian mosquitofish. 

Ann Ross examines bones at a table in her lab

May 21, 2021

Ross Lab Receives Grant to Work With National Missing and Unidentified Persons System

NC State was recently announced as one of two forensic anthropology subcontractors on a system that has helped solve thousands of missing and unidentified persons cases.