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Sep 13, 2016

Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels

Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.

Aug 24, 2016

Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road.

Jun 21, 2016

How Native American Agriculture Spread Bees in Pre-Columbian North America

Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In this case, the researchers found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture.

May 18, 2016

Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed

The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable’s evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.

May 10, 2016

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

SmartFresh, an innovative product that helps extend the life of produce, is one of the most successful licensed technologies to come out of NC State research.

Mar 23, 2016

NC State’s Barrangou Wins Canada Gairdner Award

Rodolphe Barrangou wins prestigious Gairdner Award for pioneering the gene-editing system known as CRISPR.

Mar 9, 2016

Study Finds More Social Insects Have Weaker Immune Response, Highlights Role of Hygiene

Research finds that among eusocial insects – like ants, bees and termites – the more individuals there are in a typical species colony, the weaker the species’ immune response. The finding strongly suggests that hygiene behaviors, and not just immune systems, play a key role in keeping eusocial insects healthy.

Oct 22, 2015

Study Finds Key Molecular Mechanism Regulating Plant Translational Activity

Researchers elucidate plant cellular mechanisms associated with ethylene, an important hormone.

Sep 15, 2015

Horton endowment created to fund biochemistry scholarships

The H. Robert and Roberta A. Horton Biochemistry Scholarship Endowment was created in an agreement between the Hortons and the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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.