research

Jan 15, 2019

Bee-Killing Mite Isn’t a Vampire After All

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science this week debunks the long-held belief that varroa mites feed on “bee blood” – AKA hemolymph. NC State researcher Allen Cohen, co-author of the paper, explains.

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture.

Dec 14, 2018

Inventors’ Academy Has A New Member – And She’s From CALS

If you have bought any fresh fruit or flowers lately, chances are you’ve benefited from an NC State invention by CALS’ Sylvia Blankenship.

Nov 21, 2018

Partner Profile: BRI Taps NC State Talent and Technology

Globally recognized BioResource International translates academic research into a growing agricultural biotechnology business – and partnerships with NC State and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have played a role.

Oct 30, 2018

Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doctor Josh Henry

A love of plants led Josh Henry to NC State, where he’s earning a Ph.D. in horticultural science and crop science.

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 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.

Sep 25, 2018

Faculty Focus: The Peanut Scientist

Award-winning CALS plant scientist Tom Stalker is known as one of the world's leading peanut scientists. The breeding lines he's developed are used around the world and right here in North Carolina.

Sep 23, 2018

Unearthing Plant Problems – Using Sensors

Tiny sensors that detect and diagnose plant diseases fast enough for farmers to save their crops are becoming a reality at NC State, where engineers and plant scientists are making award-winning progress.

Sep 13, 2018

Student Researcher Seeks Cleaner Biofuels

A CALS lab has found a few bacteria that may hold potential for turning plant matter into fuel – and doctoral student Mara Cuebas-Irizarry is taking the research further.