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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.