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Jan 7, 2022

Is ‘Flurona’ Even a Real Thing? What’s That All About?

In the first week of 2022, news headlines featured references to something called “flurona,” and discussion of “flurona” quickly spread across social media. 

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Dec 1, 2021

What is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19? And What Do We Know About It?

There’s still a lot we don’t know. But here’s what we do know. 

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Nov 12, 2021

Aaron Kiess: Focusing on Direct Industry Impact

Aaron Kiess, newly named Braswell Family Distinguished Professor in Commercial Layer Management, Physiology, or Nutrition, looks forward to conducting impactful research that will benefit the commercial layer industry in North Carolina. 

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Nov 10, 2021

DELTA Creates 3D Model Apps for Feed Manufacturing Students

FM 425: Feed Manufacturing Technology’s Area Specialized Agent Marissa Herchler Cohen and Associate Professor Adam Fahrenholz worked with a DELTA team headed by Assistant Director, Educational Media Donnie Wrights to convert labs into web-based 3D apps allowing students to see inside the feed mills. 

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Oct 29, 2021

JT Pope: Keeping Hens Healthy

A career in the poultry industry was meant to be for JT Pope. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus and current nutritionist with the House of Raeford says it all started when he was 13 years old. 

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Sep 13, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA Vaccines Going to Replace Other Vaccines?

There are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon. 

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Sep 2, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical?

What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids? 

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Aug 27, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: What is a Vaccine Booster? And Why Might I Need One?

Yes, vaccines work. And, yes, you might also need a booster shot. 

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Jul 19, 2021

Hatching a Future

For Ebony Harris, NC State was the only school for her. Now she's making a name for herself in the poultry industry at Perdue. 

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May 11, 2021

Peyton Tipton: Discovering a Passion for Poultry Science

Peyton Tipton came to NC State for a degree in biology and quickly discovered her passion for poultry science. Upon graduation, the CALS graduate will work toward a Master of Physiology.