Research

Nov 13, 2018

Creating Molecular Tools To Impact Plant Growth

NSF CAREER award winner Anna Stepanova is creating molecular tools to turn certain plant genes on and off at will. She also plans to create a new biotechnology class and start an outreach effort for high school students and their science teachers.

Oct 29, 2018

Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani Is on the Hunt

How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers.

Oct 25, 2018

Free Science Party At Hunt Library In November – And You’re Invited

Starting ten years ago, more than 40 NC State scientists began to explore the biodiversity of belly buttons, bedrooms, backyards and more. Now, they're presenting their findings in a decidedly non-traditional format. It's all part of Professor Rob Dunn's new book release, and there will be food (and a science-inspired live soundtrack).

Oct 23, 2018

Obituary: Distinguished Toxicologist Ernest Hodgson

Dr. Ernest Hodgson, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Toxicology, a founder of the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute and the first head of NC State’s Department of Toxicology, passed away earlier this month.

Oct 23, 2018

The Bahamas Meets Patterson Hall: Ambassador, Officials Visit CALS

A high-level delegation from The Bahamas met with CALS researchers and administration to discuss technology, marine sciences and education.

Oct 17, 2018

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Could Improve Flu Vaccine Manufacturing

Recent research from North Carolina State University outlines how near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy could be used to make cell-culture-based flu vaccine manufacturing faster and more efficient.

Oct 17, 2018

On the Defensive

Study reveals that during infections, a viral RNA element changes its structure to block a plant cell’s defenses and produces a shorter, noncoding RNA. Previous research had found a similar mechanism at play during human infections.

Oct 10, 2018

Technology Helps Transform NC State Agricultural Tests

NC State is making fast technological strides when it comes to gathering and reporting data from North Carolina’s Official Variety Program. 

Sep 27, 2018

Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

With bee populations in decline, a new study offers hope for a relatively simple mechanism to promote bee health and well-being: providing bees access to sunflowers.

Sep 27, 2018

Peru Partnership Focuses on Aquaculture, Fisheries

A new partnership with Peru will open doors for the country’s aquaculture and fisheries industries while providing unique opportunities for faculty and students.