Stories From Feb 2018

Feb 16, 2018

You Decide: Will a Direct Flight to China Boost the State Economy?

With talk of nonstop flights connecting North Carolina and China coming in the future, what impacts could such an arrangement hold for the state?

Feb 15, 2018

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

Bed bugs may soon be considered more than a nuisance pest. New research shows that bed bugs produce a lot of histamines that trigger allergic reactions in humans, and that these histamines don't go away for long periods of time -- even if the bed bugs are eliminated.

Feb 14, 2018

Economic Perspective: Why the Fed Wants Inflation

For many years the Federal Reserve has worried the inflation rate has been too low. Why would they want prices to rise faster?

Feb 13, 2018

NC State Receives $1 Million FFAR Grant to Improve Human Health

NC State researchers seek to improve the nutritional density of common fruits and vegetables in a range of consumer products. This work will enable food companies to develop products that more effectively deliver the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

Feb 12, 2018

Will a Cold Winter Kill Off Ticks?

The bad news is that even particularly harsh winter weather – like that experienced by much of the East Coast this year – won’t kill off ticks. However, a brutal winter could still have an effect on tick populations.

Feb 9, 2018

Student Leaders Attend National Conference

Eighteen CALS students participated in the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. And, for each of them, the experience was unforgettable.

Feb 9, 2018

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.

Feb 7, 2018

After the Flood: Rebuilding an Extension Center

In the 15 months since Hurricane Matthew flooded their building, Lenoir County’s Extension staff members have worked under trying conditions. But with a new building under construction, the future looks brighter.

Feb 7, 2018

Student Spotlight: Christian Capobianco Interns At The Zoo

Rhinos and elephants, giraffes and chimpanzees and many, many more, are all in a day's work for Animal Science senior Christian Capobianco in his internship at Zoo Miami.

Feb 7, 2018

Economic Perspective: Improving the Economy for Struggling Workers

The job market is improving, but not everyone is seeing their lives improve. What steps can be taken to expand prosperity?