NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops.
NC State Researcher Awarded Grant to Improve Honeybee Health
CALS' David Tarpy won a grant to research the impact of pesticide exposure on honeybee colony disease prevalence and reproductive potential.
Student Spotlight: “I Enjoy the Challenge of Solving Problems”
Biochemistry Ph.D. student Gabriela Schroder conducts cutting-edge protein research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory – the experience of a lifetime, she says – that has implications for drug development and human health.
Dunphy Wins National Award
For lifetime contributions and leadership, NC State University's E. James Dunphy recently won the American Soybean Association's Pinnacle Award.
Talley-ing Up The Turkey Unit
Thanks to a visionary gift from the Talley family, the newly named Windell and Judy Talley Turkey Education Unit will boast renovations to improve biosecurity, decrease labor costs and boost turkey research productivity.
Faculty Focus: Gunter Gears Up for Yet Another Challenge
Chris Gunter talks about his unique role as an extension vegetable production specialist, researcher, teacher and, soon, administrator with NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science.
Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations
Simply adding flowers to otherwise hot sites with lots of impervious surface cover is unlikely to restore pollinator communities, says CALS Entomologist Steve Frank. In NC State's science blog, the Abstract, Frank describes recent research in and around Raleigh that shows urban heat is a factor.
‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Climate Change
An in-depth look at how plants respond to climate change shows mixed results for the phenomenon of “demographic compensation” as a way for plants to avoid severe population declines.
Faculty Focus: Cancer Researcher Aims to Alleviate Suffering
Melanie Simpson, head of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, is internationally recognized for her research on mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and metastasis. But it’s her determination and passion for her work that continue to move her research forward.
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.