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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.