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biological sciences

Jan 25, 2023

What Do Researchers Know About the Health Impacts of GenX?

GenX doesn’t build up in our bodies, the way other PFAS chemicals do, but long term exposure could still pose health risks, says Jane Hoppin, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. 

Jan 19, 2023

Velociraptors Probably Didn’t Use Their ‘Wicked’ Claws for Slashing, Surprising New Study Suggests

Live Science
Dromaeosaurid claws don’t resist side-to-side force well, said James Napoli, a paleontologist and postdoctoral researcher at NC State and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 

Jan 18, 2023

How Shapeless Blobs of Cells Grow Into Wriggling Worms

“We are beginning to get at how a larva produces an adult body plan,” said Christina Zakas, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. 

Jan 6, 2023

NC State Study: College Textbooks Aren’t Keeping Pace With Climate Change Science

Yahoo! News
NC State researchers have found that climate change science is not getting enough coverage in college biology textbooks. 

Jesus Vina Moreno

Jan 4, 2023

Persistence Pays Off

Goodnight Scholar Jesús Vina Moreno came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic to attend college. After earning his bachelor’s in biological sciences, he’s one step closer to his goal of becoming a doctor. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Dec 22, 2022

Climate Impacts Are Increasing; Textbooks Aren’t Keeping Pace

Biology textbooks are failing to share adequate information about climate change. 

Dec 12, 2022

GenX Study Finds Chemours-Specific Chemicals in Residents

North Carolina Health News
NC State researchers found high levels of four highly fluorinated compounds in people living in the Cape Fear River basin. 

Dec 6, 2022

Scientists Just Discovered That Ants Make Milk

Smithsonian Magazine
Researchers have recently discovered that ants produce a nutrient-rich liquid for other ants to feed on. “I think we’ll see a lot more studies building off what was discovered here,” said Adrian Smith, a biologist at NC State. 

Mariana de Andrea Pereira

Nov 4, 2022

Mariana de Andrea Pereira: A Goodnight Spotlight

Biological sciences major Mariana de Andrea Pereira has found a sense of connection within the Goodnight Scholars program and the Brazilian community at NC State. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Oct 24, 2022

Gestational Exposure to Flame Retardant Alters Brain Development in Rats

Research from Heather Patisaul, the college's associate dean for research, revealed that exposure in utero to a common flame retardant altered brain development in newborn rats.