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Author: Mick Kulikowski

Photo of a diseased leaf.

Jun 11, 2021

Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on 6 Continents

NC State researchers track the evolution of pathogen that causes late-blight disease in potatoes and tomatoes. 

Corn in a Rowan County field

May 17, 2021

To Preserve Global Food Security, New Tools Needed to Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics

Global plant disease surveillance and detection systems - along with plant disease modeling - are needed to protect plants - and the food supply. 

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May 14, 2021

Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Jelly

The material has potential uses in soft robotics, wound healing and cell scaffolding. 

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May 6, 2021

Surprising Sand Fly Find Yields New Species of Bacteria

Researchers discover a new species of bacteria while examining sand fly larvae rearing area. 

Graduates at commencement.

Apr 19, 2021

Russell Wilson to Address Spring 2021 Grads

Prolific Pack passer returns to Carter-Finley Stadium as commencement speaker. 

photo of students in front of graphics wall in Hunt Library.

Mar 25, 2021

NC State Launches Universitywide Data Science Academy

NC State announces a bold initiative to make data science accessible to the entire campus community. 

Photo of rice grains.

Mar 12, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop - rice. 

Student working in chemistry lab.

Mar 10, 2021

NC State Shows Top Gains in Federal Research Expenditures

University priorities have powered NC State's research funding growth over the past decade. 

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Mar 8, 2021

Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Health Device

NC State engineers improve wearable device powered by body heat. 

Photo of muscadine grapes on the vine.

Nov 30, 2020

Chemical Compounds in Foods Can Inhibit a Key SARS-CoV-2 Enzyme

Green tea, muscadine grape and dark chocolate chemical compounds inhibit an important SARS-CoV-2 enzyme. 

Photo of crops in background with farmers in foreground.

Nov 19, 2020

More Transparency Recommended for Gene-Edited Crops

NC State researchers suggest mechanism to provide more information about biotech crops and products. 

bed bugs

Jul 15, 2020

Bed Bugs Modify Microbiome of Homes They Infest

Bed bugs aren't just an annoying, blood-feeding pest. They also seem to change the bacterial community in the homes they infest. 

Bottles of hand sanitizer.

Jun 9, 2020

Fewer Cars Mean More Hand Sanitizer

NC State partners with Novozymes to make a product once taken for granted - hand sanitizer. 

Jun 5, 2020

Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes

An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission. 

NC State Memorial Belltower

May 18, 2020

Goodnight Scholars Selected

High-achieving students join NC State as members of the Goodnight Scholars Program.