Feb 9, 2024
Christa Baker, assistant professor of biological sciences at NC State, has received the C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy from the American Association for Anatomy.
Nov 7, 2023
The thescelosaurus neglectus dinosaur may have been a wallflower, but a CT scan of its skull reveals some hidden superpowers.
Oct 18, 2023
Two students from the Department of Biological Sciences discuss the impact the Provost's Professional Experience program has had on their academic and professional trajectory.
Aug 31, 2023
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Aug 29, 2023
Get to know the extraordinary scientists joining the college's faculty, and find out why they’re excited to join the Wolfpack.
Aug 23, 2023
When a sabertooth tiger called out, what sound did it produce – a powerful roar or a deep purr? Recent research from North Carolina State University delved into the evidence supporting each theory, discovering that the answer might be more complex than initially believed – and that it could depend on the shape of a few small bones.
If the mighty Ice Age sabertooth tiger called out in a forest, and no one was around to hear it, did it even make a sound? A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer that philosophical question by investigating if sabertooth cats had a throaty purr or a mighty roar. They found that tiny bones in the tiger’s throat might present a more nuanced answer.
Aug 21, 2023
“Finding Iani was a streak of luck,” said Lindsay Zanno, an associate research professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NC State. “We knew something like it lived in this ecosystem because isolated teeth had been collected here and there, but we weren’t expecting to stumble upon such a beautiful skeleton, especially from this time in Earth’s history. Having a nearly complete skull was invaluable for piecing the story together.”
The sound a sabertooth made could depend on the shape of a few small bones.
Aug 1, 2023
“What people might not realize is that declawing a cat is not like trimming our fingernails; rather, it is removing part or all of the last bone of each digit,” says Adam Hartstone-Rose, professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University and corresponding author of the research.