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Chicken used to test drugs' effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

Nov 29, 2022

Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs

Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs. 

Hitchhiker at the side of a raod.

Nov 25, 2022

Genetic ‘Hitchhikers’ Can Be Directed Using CRISPR

NC State researchers use CRISPR to make large-scale genetic changes to bacteria by co-opting a natural process. 

Photo of plant and roots inside an Eco

Nov 9, 2022

In Ironic Twist, CRISPR System Used to Befuddle Bacteria

NC State researchers flip the script by engineering a virus to carry a CRISPR system to change a bacterium’s genes. 

Photo of 3D printer bioprinting plant cells.

Oct 18, 2022

3D Printing Plant Cells Shows Promise for Studying Cell Function

Researchers took a big step in showing the efficacy of bioprinting plant cells to study cellular communication and viability in a controlled environment. 

Corn earworm attacking corn plant.

Sep 5, 2022

Soil Temperature Can Predict Pest Spread in Crops

Researchers use historical soil temperature data to learn about – and predict – overwintering success of the nasty corn earworm. 

A close-up image of rows of corn in a field

Sep 1, 2022

Researchers Propose New Framework for Regulating Engineered Crops

The new approach would rely on "-omics" testing to uncover unexpected genetic changes in new crop varieties. 

Truck roars past grain silos and wet fields in Pasquotank County.

Aug 15, 2022

No-Till Farming Study Shows Benefit to Midwestern Land Values

The analysis quantifies the monetary land value benefits of an environmentally friendly practice. 

A dog coming out of the water.

Aug 4, 2022

Study Pinpoints ‘Win-Win’ Solutions to Protect Human Health and Conserve Ecosystems

Research examines academic literature to find 46 interventions that would simultaneously benefit humans and the environment. 

Rodolphe Barrangou and Echo Pan in the lab.

Jul 18, 2022

Researchers Lift the Veil on Stubborn Probiotic

Painstaking work on a recalcitrant bacterium could lead to improved probiotics. 

Tesosinte mexicana in a field.

Jun 30, 2022

Borrowed Gene Helps Maize Adapt to High Elevations, Cold Temperatures

An important flowering time gene that has origins in a Mexican highlands crop is a precursor to modern-day corn.