Research

Sep 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Empowering Farmers in El Salvador

CALS grad student Angel Cruz conducted research in El Salvador to improve agricultural practices, share conservation techniques and -- most importantly -- engage local farmers every step of the way.

Sep 19, 2017

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized the DNA replication timing process for an entire plant genome.

Sep 12, 2017

Study Examines Cross-Species Interactions

In a first-of-its-kind study, NC State researchers applied a new approach to examine how members of two different species – a plant and a pathogen, for example, or a bacterium and a human – interact at the molecular level, and whether slight genetic changes in one species could affect gene expression in the other.

Sep 7, 2017

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A new study from NC State and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet.

Sep 5, 2017

Buggin’ Out: CALS’ Insect Museum Grows

When is a gift of 60,000+ insects a good thing? When it becomes part of NC State’s Insect Museum.

Aug 31, 2017

Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control

Brewing researchers at NC State University have developed a new technique that allows them to monitor yeast behavior during fermentation, providing brewers with information they can use to better control the brewing time and quality of future batches of beer.

Aug 30, 2017

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

An NC State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.

Aug 29, 2017

Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney

Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.

Aug 16, 2017

Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project

Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.

Aug 14, 2017

NC State and Oracle Pilot ‘Big Data’ Project to Grow Agriculture

Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.