biological sciences

Dec 1, 2015

Researchers Confirm Original Blood Vessels in 80 Million-Year-Old Fossil

The findings add to the growing body of evidence that structures like blood vessels and cells can persist over millions of years

Dec 1, 2015  |  Biological Sciences

Trap-jaw Ants Exhibit Previously Unseen Jumping Behavior

An NC State biologist finds that trap-jaw ants leap forward as well as backward to escape threats.

Jan 13, 2016  |  Honors and Awards

Mackay Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

Trudy Mackay receives one of the world's most prestigious awards for academic achievement, a Wolf Prize.

Jan 14, 2016

Longtime NC State Professor LeBlanc Named Head of Biological Sciences

Gerald LeBlanc, a prominent toxicologist, took the helm of Biological Sciences on January 11.

Feb 22, 2016  |  Biological Sciences

Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing

A biological illustration class uses art to help students understand biological processes, anatomy and diversity.

Mar 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Pregnant T. Rex Could Aid in Dino Sex-Typing

NC State paleontologists have found a fossil from a pregnant dinosaur that could shed light on the evolution of egg laying in modern birds.

May 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Database Helps Researchers Connect Environmental Exposures to Health Effects

A new database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.

Jun 3, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Personality Changes Can Affect Fish Body Shape, Locomotion

A new NC State study shows that personality can be linked to other seemingly unrelated traits in animals like fish.

Jun 16, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

The Fly Whisperer

Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay's work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries.

Jul 12, 2016  |  Alumni & Friends

Alumnus Stephen Dinsmore Studies Birds from Perch in Iowa

Zoology alumnus Stephen Dinsmore has built a strong career in avian population biology, which he found a passion for while at NC State.