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Mick Kulikowski

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Feb 8, 2023

Microstructure and Defect Engineering Improves Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Laser-induced anode graphite defects - in the right amount - increase current capacity in widely used batteries. 

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Jan 31, 2023

Three NC State Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Honorees are among 506 scientists, engineers and innovators elected this year. 

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Jan 6, 2023

Rodolphe Barrangou Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame

NC State's CRISPR pioneer receives another prestigious honor. 

Mosquitoes

Dec 16, 2022

Study Examines Bacteria Living In and On Mosquitoes

NC State entomologists find more bacterial diversity internally than externally, a surprising result. 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.