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Sep 2, 2014

Extension hits 100-year milestone

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. During the past 100 years, extension agents have touched many lives through the delivery of research-based information from the land-grant universities to the public. Casey Hancock, cooperative extension featured.  

Aug 29, 2014

Meet Demodex, tiny mites on your face

Researchers found that every adult in a small American sample had face-mites—something that was long suspected but never confirmed. Megan Thoemmes, biology, featured.  

Aug 29, 2014

Museum Specimens, Modern Cities Show How An Insect …

NC State researchers have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. 

Aug 29, 2014

Don’t eat the bird poop ice cream

With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Ben Chapman, youth, family, and community sciences, featured. 

Aug 29, 2014

Insect molting is ‘like having your lungs ripped out’

Researchers study how temperature and contaminants affect aquatic insects. David Buchwalter, biology, featured.  

Aug 29, 2014

Mites are crawling all over your face

Mites feed on oil the skin secretes and hide in tiny hair follicles. Megan Thoemmes, biology, featured.  

Aug 29, 2014

Right now there are mites making a home on your face

Researchers found that every adult in a small American sample had face-mites—something that was long suspected but never confirmed. Megan Thoemmes, biology, featured. 

Aug 29, 2014

Microscopic Mites Might Be On Your Face Right Now

Researchers found that every adult in a small American sample had face-mites—something that was long suspected but never confirmed. Megan Thoemmes, biology, featured. 

Aug 29, 2014

Meet the microscopic parasites that crawl around your face …

Researchers found that every adult in a small American sample had face-mites—something that was long suspected but never confirmed. Megan Thoemmes, biology, featured. 

Aug 27, 2014

Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to…

NC State researchers have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues to how global climate change will affect a common insect pest that can weaken and kill trees – and the news is not good. Elsa […]