Research

Nov 17, 2017

More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass

A new technique devised by researchers from NC State and the University of Calgary provides a more in-depth look at the composition of and activity within microbial communities – the microscopic life within our bodies and all around us.

Nov 17, 2017

Getting to the Genetic Root of Stem Cells

NC State scientists find faster ways to identify the complex gene interactions that make stem cell renewal and differentiation in plants possible.

Nov 8, 2017

NC State Strengthens Partnership With Industries Both Near and Far

A two-day workshop brought together representatives from NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Belgian research institute VIB and RTP agricultural and life sciences organizations. Participants discussed transcending scientific disciplines and focusing on collaboration.

Nov 6, 2017

Lost and Found

A cyanobacterial strain with an intriguing backstory could have an even more remarkable future, because the organism produces possible anticancer agents. Two NC State University scientists team up to find out how.

Oct 17, 2017

Insect Allies: How the Enemies of Corn May Someday Save It

A new technology could make it possible to save a growing crop from imminent widespread disaster – whether drought, pest or disease. And it doesn’t come in a sprayer.

Oct 16, 2017

NoroCORE Wins USDA-NIFA Partnership Award

NoroCORE, a massive integrated agriculture-public health collaborative initiated and led by CALS' Lee-Ann Jaykus, recently received a 2017 USDA-NIFA Partnership Award for Innovative Programs and Projects.

Oct 11, 2017

NC Plant Sciences Initiative Task Force Proceedings

Four task forces have been hard at work planning for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Check out the NC PSI Task Force Proceedings for details on the working groups' findings and a summary of recommendations.

Oct 10, 2017

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

A new book by CALS economist Mike Walden examines the economic drivers that will play a role in shaping North Carolina over the coming decades – and what that will likely mean for the state's economy.

Sep 29, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

In a study that shows the importance of climate change on critical pollinators, NC State researchers found that earlier and longer flowering seasons can have poor effects on the bumble bees that rely on these flowers to live and thrive.

Sep 27, 2017

Research Program Paves Path to Soil Science

Many undergraduate students are not aware of soil science coursework or how it relates to majors like chemistry, engineering or biology. Two of our faculty members are out to change that.