Bed Bugs Modify Microbiome of Homes They Infest
Bed bugs aren’t just an annoying, blood-feeding pest. They also seem to change the bacterial community in the homes they infest.
Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes
An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission.
Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change
Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research.
What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study
How can we slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides? NC State researchers say large-scale studies are needed to test new strategies.
How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes
Termites are “social cockroaches.” NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.
Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases
A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
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.