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Mar 24, 2016

Maggots modified to help heal human wounds

In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps… 

Worm in hand

Feb 24, 2016

106 countries and counting: NC State’s world-renowned vermicompost expert

“There are 25,000 worms in that building behind you,” North Carolina State University’s Rhonda Sherman says with a proud smile. It’s not a large-scale infestation; it’s good science at work.… 

Microbe

Feb 2, 2016

Antiperspirant alters skin’s microbial ecosystem

Wearing antiperspirant or deodorant doesn’t just affect your social life, it substantially changes the microbial life that lives on you. New research finds that antiperspirant and deodorant can significantly influence… 

Nov 16, 2015

Crystal clear

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences research related to water spans the basic to the applied. Here, Dr. Flora Meilleur of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry discusses her… 

Oct 22, 2015

Study finds key molecular mechanism regulating plant translational activity

Plants can’t get up and run away when they’re being attacked by insects or harsh weather conditions. So they need mechanisms to rapidly respond to a stressful event – being… 

Oct 22, 2015

Study finds key molecular mechanism regulating plant translational activity

Plants can’t get up and run away when they’re being attacked by insects or harsh weather conditions. So they need mechanisms to rapidly respond to a stressful event – being… 

Sep 15, 2015

Horton endowment created to fund biochemistry scholarships

On Sept. 9, Dr. H. Robert “Bob” Horton, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and professor emeritus of molecular and structural biochemistry, and his wife, Roberta, signed a memorandum to establish… 

May 5, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees

Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species. 

Apr 16, 2015

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish. 

Feb 5, 2015

High-Order Thinking

With help from a CALS scientist, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab. For students…