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biological sciences

May 12, 2016

Database Helps Researchers Connect Environmental Exposures to Health Effects

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

Pregnant T.rex

Mar 15, 2016

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.

Feb 22, 2016

Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing

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

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.

Trudy Mackay sits in front of a microscope in a lab.

Jan 13, 2016

Mackay Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

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

Odontomachus rixosus

Dec 1, 2015

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.

Blood vessels from deminineralized bone of B. canadensis

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

Heather Patisaul studies how chemicals in the environment affect us. In this image, she’s examining neurons in the brain of a laboratory rat colored by a process called immunohistochemistry.

Oct 17, 2015

Shaping A Less Toxic Future

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

Sep 1, 2015

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.

A student checks on an ant colony collected from the warming chambers in Duke Forest.

Aug 6, 2015

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.