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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.