According to the World Health Organization, there are currently more than 40 million visually impaired people around the world.
In settings where personal protective equipment (PPE) is in short supply, inserting a breathing tube down a patient’s throat poses a major risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure for doctors and nurses as viral particles are released into the air.
The rapidly growing field of citizen science, which gives volunteers an opportunity to collect or analyze data to contribute to research, has spurred countless projects around the world.
Researchers have discovered how a protein in plant roots controls the uptake of minerals and water, a finding which could improve the tolerance of agricultural crops to climate change and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers.
While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.
As the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest draws more than 500 climbers each spring to attempt the summit during a small window of favorable conditions on the rugged Himalayan mountain that tops out at just over 29,000 feet.
A virus affecting wood frog tadpoles throughout the eastern United States is offering scientists a rare opportunity to investigate the role of environmental factors in the spread of infectious disease.
A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19.
Why so many COVID-19 patients get blood clots (thrombosis) remains uncertain.
The state climatologist of North Carolina, Kathie Dello, highlights ways that NC State is helping us understand, mitigate and prepare for the impacts of climate change.
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