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Mick Kulikowski

Chicken used to test drugs' effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

Nov 29, 2022

Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs

Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs. 

Hitchhiker at the side of a raod.

Nov 21, 2022

Genetic ‘Hitchhikers’ Can Be Directed Using CRISPR

NC State researchers use CRISPR to make large scale genetic changes to bacteria by co-opting a natural process. 

Photo of plant and roots inside an Eco

Nov 7, 2022

In Ironic Twist, CRISPR System Used to Befuddle Bacteria

NC State researchers flip the script by engineering a virus to carry a CRISPR system to change a bacterium's genes. 

Photo of 3D printer bioprinting plant cells.

Oct 14, 2022

3D Printing Plant Cells Shows Promise for Studying Cell Function

Researchers take a big step in showing efficacy of bioprinting plant cells to study cellular communication and viability in a controlled environment. 

Corn earworm attacking corn plant.

Sep 5, 2022

Soil Temperature Can Predict Pest Spread in Crops

Researchers use historical soil temperature data to learn about - and predict - overwintering success of the nasty corn earworm. 

A close-up image of rows of corn in a field

Sep 1, 2022

Researchers Propose New Framework for Regulating Engineered Crops

New approach would rely on "-omics" testing to uncover unexpected genetic changes in new crop varieties. 

Truck roars past grain silos and wet fields in Pasquotank County.

Aug 15, 2022

No-Till Farming Study Shows Benefit to Midwestern Land Values

Analysis quantifies monetary land value benefits of environmentally friendly practice. 

A dog coming out of the water.

Aug 3, 2022

Study Pinpoints ‘Win-Win’ Solutions to Protect Human Health and Conserve Ecosystems

Research examines academic literature to find 46 interventions that would simultaneously benefit humans and the environment. 

Rodolphe Barrangou and Echo Pan in the lab.

Jul 18, 2022

Researchers Lift the Veil on Stubborn Probiotic

Painstaking work on a recalcitrant bacterium could lead to improved probiotics. 

Tesosinte mexicana in a field.

Jun 30, 2022

Borrowed Gene Helps Maize Adapt to High Elevations, Cold Temperatures

Important flowering time gene has origins in a Mexican highlands crop that is a precursor to modern-day corn. 

Bumble bee on a flower

Jun 13, 2022

Shorter, Wider Flowers May Transmit More Parasites to Bees

Flower shape has biggest effect on parasite transmission to bees, according to a new study. 

Female cockroach feeding on gift from male cockroach

May 12, 2022

Sugar Aversion Hampers Cockroach Coupling

How does a cockroach's aversion to sugar turn into an aversion to mating? NC State researchers discover the mechanism behind this behavior. 

The wrap-and-plant technology displayed in a Kenyan field.

Mar 7, 2022

Banana ‘Paper’ Stymies Potato Pest

Made from banana waste, the paper blocks growth and infestation of a nasty worm that wreaks havoc with potato plants. 

NC State's Memorial Belltower lit red at night

Jan 26, 2022

AAAS Elects Fellows

The election of eight faculty researchers to the prestigious scientific society signals NC State's rising reputation as a research powerhouse. 

cover crops in a field

Nov 30, 2021

Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana

Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies.