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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NC State’s Barrangou Wins Canada Gairdner Award
Rodolphe Barrangou wins prestigious Gairdner Award for pioneering the gene-editing system known as CRISPR.
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.
Study Finds Key Molecular Mechanism Regulating Plant Translational Activity
Researchers elucidate plant cellular mechanisms associated with ethylene, an important hormone.
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.
Top 5 Reasons to Garden for Native Bees
Five good reasons to take steps to make your garden welcoming to native bee species.