Stories From Feb 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 extension specialist Rhonda Sherman says with a proud smile. It’s not a large-scale infestation; it’s good science at work.
Extension helps spread word about avian flu threat
With authorities on high alert for avian influenza this fall and winter, North Carolina Cooperative Extension reached out across the state with educational programs aimed at helping owners of backyard poultry flocks keep the virus at bay.
PowerPack is the newest Howling Cow dairy product
Meet PowerPack, the newest member of the Howling Cow family of dairy products.
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 from NC State and others finds that antiperspirant and deodorant can significantly influence both the type and quantity of bacterial life found in the human armpit’s “microbiome.”