biological sciences

Jan 31, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

The Proximity Principle

Researchers in the Bioinformatics faculty cluster at NC State are showing the value of putting brilliant minds from different areas of science in one place.

Apr 29, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

NC State Receives $6.5 Million from NIEHS to Study Effect of Environment on Human Health

The Center for Human Health and the Environment has received a $6.5 million NIEHS grant to investigate the effects of environmental factors on human health.

May 1, 2015  |  General News

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

NC State scientists helped lead the first large-scale cell-based screening to test variations in environmental chemical sensitivity across a range of human populations and link those variations to genetic data.

May 14, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

Shrinking Habitats Have Adverse Effects on World Ecosystems

An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation led by an NC State biologist points to major trouble for a number of the world’s ecosystems and the plants and animals living in them.

May 13, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA

The Genotype-Tissue Expression project aims to explain links between genetic variation and disease.

Jun 8, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

The Butterfly Effect: Insect’s Wings Key to Azalea Pollination

An NC State biologist has found that in the case of the flame azalea, all pollinators are not created equal.

Jul 12, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

Early Lead Exposure Affects Gene Expression Throughout Life

The study, led by NC State biologists, sheds more light on the long-term effects of early lead exposure on DNA and may help to develop therapies to treat or reverse the damage.

Aug 6, 2015  |  In the Community

The Ecology of the Future and the Future of Ecology

NC State biologists are working with underrepresented college students and designing citizen science tools to give middle school students everywhere the chance to be involved in scientific discovery.

Sep 1, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

Tail As Old As Time – Tracing Ankylosaur’s Tail Evolution

How did the ankylosaur get its distinctive tail club? The handle arrived first, and the knot at the end followed.

Oct 17, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Shaping A Less Toxic Future

Heather Patisaul is shedding new light on how chemicals in everyday products are reshaping our brains, bodies and behavior.