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7 hrs ago | WRAL.com

NCSU to lead $25M nuclear security program

In addition to training a pool of non-proliferation and other nuclear security professionals and researchers, the new Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities will provide the U.S. government with cutting-edge research to identify and address critical needs in detecting foreign nuclear weapon proliferation activities, officials said.

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11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Trials of the Cherokee were reflected in their skulls

Researchers have found that environmental stressors -- from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War -- led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Expect 'Less Active' 2014 Hurricane Season, Researchers Say

The official start of hurricane season is less than two months away, on June 1. Although there were no hurricanes in 2013, Northern Virginia has gotten walloped in the past.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, North Carolina

18 hrs ago | WRAL.com

NCSU researchers predict relatively quiet hurricane season

A team led by Lian Xie, a professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, and statistics professor Montserrat Fuentes forecasts eight to 11 named storms in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Newkerala.com

Domestic abuse makes new mothers mentally unhealthy

New York, April 15 : Domestic abuse during pregnancy makes new mothers more vulnerable to mental health problems including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder , a new study has found.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Psychology, Science

News Observer

Freezing temperatures forecast from Wake County west, putting some NC crops at risk

Apple growers in the western counties were in danger of severe damage to early blooming trees as that region looked at two mornings of below freezing temperatures, Steve McArtney, a horticultural sciences associate professor at North Carolina State University, said from his office in Mills River.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wake County, NC, Mills-River, NC, Weather, Raleigh, NC

PhysOrg Weblog

Dengue study to focus on asymptomatic carriers

A NASA satellite image shows the metropolitan area of Iquitos, Peru, nestled in the Amazon Basin, on the banks of the Amazon River and surrounded by smaller rivers, lakes and lagoons.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UC Davis, University of Iowa

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Bioscience Technology

Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Biology

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Polytechnic University selects first president

Florida Polytechnic University's Presidential Search Committee has selected Dr. Randy K. Avent to be the University's first president.

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Related Topix: Florida, Lakeland, FL

Asian Correspondent

Antibiotic 'Smart Bomb' Can Target Specific Strains of Bacteria

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a de facto antibiotic "smart bomb" that can identify specific strains of bacteria and sever their DNA, eliminating the infection.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Study links domestic abuse to mental health problems in new mothers

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder , in mothers.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

News Observer

Predawn visitor saying a cab was ready startles students in NCSU dorm

Police said that some residents at the Avent Ferry Complex student housing at 2112 Avent Ferry Road reported that a man wearing a cap and "black uniform-style clothing" entered their apartment about 5:15 a.m. and said "something ... about a taxi-cab being ready to pick up someone."

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Medical News Today

Key to stronger, more effective antibiotics could be enzyme 'wrench'

Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Health

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Post and Courier

New hires and promotions

Rachel K. Brint has joined Prospect Real Estate Partners & Prospect Valuation as director of operations.

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Related Topix: University of Virginia, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, University of North Carolina Charlotte

PhysOrg Weblog

Finding the switch: Researchers create roadmap for gene expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science, Biology

Sat Apr 12, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

13 Graduates Inducted Into Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Saturday evening, 13 graduates of Warren County high schools were inducted into the Warren County Public Schools Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

EETimes

pseudoid I may have taken your bait if you had told me that you were...

I may have taken your bait if you had told me that you were using CREE LEDs but... So that we turn back to topic of technology; here are some factoids about CREE: Cree was formed/incorporated in 1987 by researchers from North Carolina State University.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Science Daily

Enzyme 'wrench' could be key to stronger, more effective antibiotics

Builders and factory workers know that getting a job done right requires precision and specialized tools.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Business Journal

AT&T, Google, others fight for gigabit supremacy in the Triangle

Last year, when the North Carolina Next Generation put out a request for proposals - proposals for plans to bring high-speed, fiber internet to the Triangle - there was that slight feeling of anxiety among the organizers.

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T.H.E. Journal

Research: Online Gaming Expands the Social Life of Gamers

People who play massively multiplayer online games may notprefer the company of avatars to live humans after all.

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