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NC State gateway at sunset

Jul 15, 2024

NC State to Receive $95 Million as Part of NOAA Cooperative Agreement for Earth System Studies

NC State will continue hosting the North Carolina anchor of the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies in Asheville, N.C.

NC State gateway at sunset

Sep 7, 2022

Elevated Cholesterol Found in GenX Exposure Study Participants

Professor Jane Hoppin's research showed that elevated levels of PFAS were associated with higher cholesterol in the blood of study participants.

Aug 5, 2022

Clinicians Should Test for High PFAS Exposure: Report
Jane Hoppin, professor of biological sciences at NC State, is on the committee appointed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop a report on health care guidance for professionals treating those with a history of elevated exposure to PFAS.

Heather Patisaul works at a light box

Jul 7, 2022

Associate Dean for Research Patisaul Recognized for Outstanding Scientific Contributions

Heather Patisaul has been named chair for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the NC State Research Leadership Academy, and has received an award from the Society of Toxicology.

The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

May 31, 2019

NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute

The institute will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities.

Disposable plastic utensils on a countertop

Nov 8, 2018

Q&A: Understanding and Avoiding Harmful Environmental Chemicals

In this Q&A, find out from biologist Heather Patisaul what everyday products might pose a danger to your health.

NC State campus gateway

Jun 29, 2018

Researchers Find Vitamin D Receptor Is Target for Disruption by Environmental Chemicals

New NC State research sheds light on the ways in which environmental chemicals can affect vitamin D receptors.

Stephen Leatherman holds a spiny lobster.

Oct 17, 2017

The Coast Is Clear

Geosciences alumnus Stephen Leatherman shares the story behind his celebrated rankings of American beaches.

Areal view of deforested patches of forest

May 14, 2015

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.

This image shows a biological expression network analysis of a portion of the "1,000 Genomes" cell lines used for testing the effects of environmental chemicals.

May 1, 2015

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.